Bachelor of Applied Cloud Technology (ONLINE)

La Trobe University
Course Code:
Qualification Level:
Course Area:
Information Technology
Study Mode:
Part Time,Full Time
Course Fee:
$23,850 Per Course
Delivery Mode:
Online Delivery

Course Overview

Why is this course right for you?

Industry experts all agree that cloud computing is one of the fastest-growing IT disciplines today. And this is just the beginning. As proof, Amazon Web Services - the fastest-growing cloud provider in the world- has collaborated with La Trobe University to offer a world-first cloud technology degree online. Packed with industry certifications, you will enjoy an employability-edge no matter which industry you choose on your career path.

What is Cloud Technology?

Skills and knowledge of cloud computing is critical for companies to deliver on their digital transformation strategy. Cloud services provide a natural platform for optimising existing IT systems to increase operational efficiencies, while driving business agility and growth. Cloud computing has transformed the way networking, data storage and processing, application development and infrastructure provisioning is accomplished.

Our degree gives you the greatest of flexibility with our unique ‘nested’ qualifications. Should you choose to leave your course, for whatever reason, La Trobe’s online applied degrees can ensure that all your hard work is not in vain.

After satisfactorily completing Year one of your course, and you then choose to exit your studies, you will be awarded an applied diploma.

Similarly, after successful completion of year 2, should you exit at this point, you will be awarded an applied associate degree. And of course, an applied bachelor’s degree awaits you when you complete all three years. Please note that you will achieve one testamur only, and it will be for the highest achieved qualification.

Naturally, your biggest benefits come from completing year 3 and achieving your Bachelor degree.

Equipment required

  • 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
  • Computer capable of running Windows (check with manufacturer if unsure)
  • Webcam
  • Sound capabilities (microphone/speakers)

Please note: should you wish to take electives, BUS2PMX - Project Management or CSE1ITX - Information Technology Fundamentals, and you are studying using an Apple computer, please let us know at the time of your selection.


We firmly believe that learning and wellbeing are linked and that students learn best when their wellbeing is optimised. To this end, our students can enjoy personal and online support for their health and wellbeing.


When you start your course, you will be given an invitation to join a live orientation (video conference) for the first day of your first term. This orientation is designed to answer any questions you have and help you navigate your online Learning Portal.

If you haven’t been formally studying for a while, or you just want a clearer understanding of what’s ahead, we have created an orientation portal to help you become study-ready. Not only does it highlight the features and benefits of studying online, but it’s packed with valuable information to help you succeed in your studies with us.

Student resources

Didasko deliver online learning resources for La Trobe University qualifications. The resources can vary from subject to subject and can include:


Didasko have an award-winning content creation department that produce engaging learning resources.

Live video

Didasko host live lectures such as subject welcomes, assessment overviews and live forums through video conferencing tools.

Recorded video

We record our subject lectures so that they are relevant to an applied learning outcome.

Learning guides

In some cases, learning guides are also available in PDF form and are useful to students who prefer written material.


There are different types of assessments and projects to measure students’ understanding. Some of those types are: essay, multiple-choice questions, oral assessments.


Some of the exams are proctored by the Academic Team via remote desktop sharing.

Year 1: Diploma 

After completing year 1 of your degree, you will be awarded with an applied diploma. You can add this qualification to your résumé and move forward with your career plans.

Year 2: Associate degree

Successful completion of year 2 will increase your chances of a higher-paying position with an applied associate degree. However, you are now well over half way to your applied bachelor degree, so why not continue to study while staying employed?

Year 3: Bachelor degree

Your applied bachelor degree greatly improves the opportunities available to you. Armed with 3 qualifications, you will have demonstrated your ability to stay focused to achieve a goal. With the job-ready skills and knowledge acquired from your course, employers will find you highly desirable.

Pay as you go

International students pay via a convenient ‘pay as you go’ process. Students pay for two subjects in advance. The payment for your subjects must be received prior to you commencing the next subjects.

Entry Requirement

Admission Requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
For admission to any of our online courses, 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 two years of work experience, after leaving school
  • All students are required to undergo the online Pre-enrolment Assessment and achieve a pass mark of 60%.

Advanced standing
  • Those of you who have studied at tertiary level elsewhere, or who have relevant studies or work experience*, may be eligible for advanced standing (credit) towards your online La Trobe University qualification. Each college has specific policies in respect to the number and type of subjects and work experience it is willing to accept for advanced standing (credit) purposes.
  • We will inform you of the process for advanced standing at enrolment. However, if at some later point you believe you are eligible for advanced standing, please advise your Student Experience Team as soon as possible. It is preferable that you have advanced standing approved for a subject prior to starting it. Advanced standing must be approved before going through census for that subject.
For more information about advanced standing, contact us.
*Work experience recognition available to applicants of all La Trobe applied business courses.

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