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Bachelor of

Applied Information Technology

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Nationally recognised
Duration 3 years full-time / 6 years part-time^
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360 Credit Points
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Upskilled's Education Consultants are uniquely positioned to provide detailed information about many types of online qualifications, and we've been asked to provide our highly valued services to students interested in La Trobe University's Bachelor of Applied Information Technology (SBAIO).

By speaking to one of our friendly Education Consultants, you can receive (at no cost to you):
  • Free information. Ask us a question and we will offer you advice on these qualifications.
  • We’re here to help you work out which type of qualification might be best, based on your experience and needs.
  • Quick readiness check. We can also complete a free preliminary assessment of your readiness to start a higher education qualification.
  • Introduction. If you're ready, we can provide you with a direct introduction to La Trobe's enrolment office. This will help get you started on the first step of your enrolment process, which includes a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment provided by La Trobe University.
Your consultation and part of your enrolment will be managed by Upskilled, and your qualification will be delivered by La Trobe University in its entirety. This includes (but is not limited to) all payments, HECS-HELP applications, training and assessments, and student support..

La Trobe University has partnered with Didasko to deliver this degree. This amazing higher education IT course is available online, delivered via the award-winning Didasko online learning management platform.

About the qualification

This bachelor's degree provides a generalist overview of the IT industry and is perfect for those wanting to work in the field but are unsure which area to specialise in. Students of the course will get the opportunity to explore exciting subject areas in information systems, software development, computer networks and web development.

As this degree is delivered 100% online, it allows students to continue their studies, helping them juggle work and personal commitments. Students will also get the opportunity to acquire valuable vendor certifications that are highly respected and relevant to the IT industry


3 years full-time / 6 years part-time^
360 Credit Points

Students undertaking this program can develop an all-rounder knowledge and skillset in preparation to work in the IT industry. In addition to the core units like programming and information systems, the program also offers an extensive range of electives where students can study a particular area of interest like mobile application development and advanced computer networks.

Course structure

This bachelor's degree is conducted over a 3 year (full-time) or 6 year (part-time) period and is delivered online by Didasko. The course structure below is indicative and subject to change depending on how you tailor your course with specialisations, majors, minors and electives.

During the third year, students will also be undertaking industry projects for the planning and development of a medium-sized software project and one that addresses a real-life or community problem. The program is designed to give you the option of exiting the course with an applied diploma (after Year 1) or an applied associate degree (after Year 2). Note: only one testamur will be issued which will be for the highest level achieved.

^ Minimum timeframe for the bachelor's degree is 36 months and can vary according to absence, advanced standing status, studying full-time versus part-time, availability of subjects and your progress in the course.

Studying online has many great benefits and can provide convenience to those who have busy, professional work lives. This bachelor's degree is flexible and allows you to learn at a time that suits you without disrupting your work and personal commitments.

By studying this qualification, you'll have:

  • Access to a 100% online course from start to finish
  • Full support from qualified academics
  • Access to engaging and award-winning content
  • An easy-to-use, single learning portal
  • The ability to start immediately via monthly intakes.
Vendor Certifications

This program includes vendor certifications that are recognised worldwide. At no extra cost, they are already included in some of the subjects for this degree. One of the key benefits of acquiring vendor certificates is that students are able to add these to their resume, highlighting their expertise for a specific software or program.

These softwares or programs can be related to:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Microsoft and CompTIA
  • CCNET from Cisco
  • Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript
  • CSS3 from Microsoft
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Students who have studied at a tertiary level elsewhere or happen to have a qualification or work experience similar to this degree may qualify for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/Credit Transfer.

Upon enrolment, students will be able to discuss if their experience or previous studies qualifies for RPL/Credit Transfer, which can help them complete their studies earlier or reduce their study load.
Course materials range from webinars, tutorials and lectures, which can be accessed online by students. Assessments for this program will have students answering open-ended questions and undertaking various practical activities and assignments to apply the theoretical concepts learnt throughout the course.


The Bachelor of Applied Information of Technology consists of core units and elective subjects. Students are required to complete 360 credit points to satisfy the requirements for the course. They also have the option to exit early, either to graduate with an associate degree (240 credit points) or diploma qualification (120 credit points).

Year 1 core subjects

Unit Code
Unit Name
CSE1ITX Information Technology Fundamentals
CSE1ISX Information Systems
CSE1PGX Programming Environment
CSE2NFX Network Engineering Fundamentals
CSE2DCX Database Fundamentals on the Cloud
CSE1SPX Sustainability Practices
CSE1SIX Information Systems Infrastructure
CSE1OFX Object Oriented Programming Fundamentals

Year 2 core subjects

Unit Code
Unit Name
CSE1IOX Intermediate Object Oriented Programming
CSE2CNX Computer Networks
MAT2DMX Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science 1
CSE2ICX Internet Client Engineering
CSE2SDX Information Systems Development

Core choice subjects (choose 1)

Unit Code
Unit Name
CSE2ANX Advanced Computer Networks
CSE2SAX Operating System Administration
CSE2WDX Web Development

Elective subjects (choose 2)

Unit Code
Unit Name
CSE2OSX Operating Systems
BUS2PMX Project Management
CSE2VVX Virtualisation for the Cloud
CSE2MAX Mobile Application Development with Android

Year 3 core subjects

Unit Code
Unit Name
CSE3PEX Professional Environment
CSE3PAX Industry Project 3A
CSE3PBX Industry Project 3B

Elective subjects (choose 5)

Unit Code
Unit Name
CSE3WSX Wireless Network Engineering
CSE3BGX Big Data Management on the Cloud
CSE3CIX Computational Intelligence for Data Analysis
CSE3CSX Cybersecurity Fundamentals
CSE3OTX Internet of Things
CSE3NWX Networks, Systems and Web Security

You will also be required to choose one level 200 Elective and two level 300 Electives. Contact us today or open live chat to talk to an education adviser to find out about the elective units in detail.


This bachelor's degree can help improve employment prospects for those interested in working in the exciting world of IT. Graduates can potentially explore the following career outcomes.
Career outcomes

Entry requirements

Start date
Monthly Intake (1st Monday of every month)
For admission to this study program, one of the following is required:
  • If you have completed Year 12 in the past 2 years, you will need a 50+ ATAR score with a Units 3 & 4 study score of at least 25 in English, or
  • An equivalent academic level achievement, or
  • At least one year of work experience, after leaving school
  • All students are required to undergo the online Pre-enrolment Assessment and achieve a pass mark of 60%.

Students undergo a pre-enrolment interview process to assess their suitability for the program. Upon enrolment, students need to provide supporting documentation such as Proof of ID, Proof of Citizenship, Academic/Work Documentation and Photo.

*Additional eligibility criteria may be applicable and affected by other factors and personal circumstances. Please speak with our Education Consultants to confirm your eligibility for this course.

Resource requirements

To get the most out of this exciting online experience, we recommend you equip yourself with the right tools for the job before you commence your studies.

All study resources (content and assessments) will be provided as part of the course. You will need to supply the following:
  • A good, reliable internet connection
  • Desktop/laptop computer
  • Webcam
  • Sound capabilities (microphone/speakers)
  • 64bit CPU capable of virtualisation (VT-x/AMD-v) with at least 4 cores (either an Intel core i5/i7 or an AMD FX-61XX or AMD FX-81XX)
  • 16GB RAM or higher recommended
  • SSD storage recommended
  • Minimum 150GB free storage (internal or external). Cloud storage is encouraged for backups but shouldn't be included in minimum.
  • 20GB of download allowance per month from your ISP
  • 64bit operating system (Windows/Mac/Linux)
  • Discrete GPU/graphics card recommended

Flexible payment options

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    Full-time students
    Pay for 2 subjects every 3 months

    Part-time students
    Pay for 1 subject every 3 months


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