Overview

Did you know that the demand for cloud skills is expected to triple by 2025, and there are over 5 million cloud jobs unfilledWith the explosive growth of powerful cloud services, organisations are embracing the cloud to keep competitive, and they are in urgent need of cloud-trained staff. 

The Diploma of Applied Technologies (Cloud Technologies) will equip you with the knowledge and skills to build and design cloud-based infrastructure and services.

You'll learn how to develop programs, interact with cloud databases, and solve real-world business problems with cutting-edge technology.  While learners with existing technology skills and knowledge will thrive, we will teach you the fundamental IT skills necessary to succeed. 

This course is an excellent choice for those wanting to enter the IT workforce with up-to-date skills, or to update the skills and knowledge you already have.

The Diploma of Applied Technologies (Cloud Technologies) is aimed at everyone but also includes the Women in STEM DESE funded internships.

The Civil Infrastructure specialisation is designed for Victorian Civil Infrastructure organisations who are participating in the Victorian Big Build Initiative where students will work on a major project aligned to their business. Students will be technical experts within the engineering and technology industries and demonstrate within a broad range of engineering or digital technology contexts.

There’s still time to start in Semester 1

Don’t wait another year to start your undergrad or TAFE study. Start your application now and be in class by the end of February.

Your industry experience

All students will participate in industry projects, industry presentations and be immersed in various vendor technologies such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), CISCO and Microsoft.

Applicants that are applying for the Women in STEM (DESE Funding) internship program will be required to complete a supplementary form and employer support. The supplementary form is located in 'How to Apply' tab.

Skills you’ll learn

  • Appraise the methods for standardisation of data schema for built asset management
  • Design and develop a BIM implementation roadmap
  • Develop innovative strategies based on Industry 4.0 business models
  • Implement Product Lifecycle Management to optimise information flow
  • BIM model to act as interface with Digital Asset Management systems
  • Build digital prototypes and Digital Twin in Civil Infrastructure

Your career opportunities

  • Digital construction technician
  • Junior BIM modeller
  • BIM manager
  • Digital Engineering technician
  • Digital asset manager

Key codes

Building Information Modelling specialisation
3400213054
Civil Infrastructure specialisation
3400213104

Location options

Industry partner

Admissions

Qualification Entry

One of:

  • Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.
  • Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including Certificates IV (completed), Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Associate Degrees and Degrees)


Non Qualification Entry

Applicants without a formal qualification may be considered for entry if they have significant and relevant work experience and/or upon completion of the STAT test.

Note

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee offer of a place. See Admissions at Swinburne, for general information about admission process

Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or equivalent overseas qualification.

Course prerequisites

  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 20 in any English (except EAL) or 25 in English as Alternate Language (EAL) or equivalent.

Other requirements

Applicants may need to attend an interview with Swinburne staff. Depending on chosen specialisation, the interview may involve selected industry partners.

Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee an offer of a place. See admission requirements for general information about the admission process.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Need to undertake an English assessment for entry?

A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) can now be done at our Hawthorn campus.

Credit transfer

Credit transfer is the recognition of academic credits gained through formal study (i.e. units of competency) completed either at another institute or in another qualification. The total amount of credit will vary from individual to individual, based on the unit/s that have been successfully completed. 

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process of transferring the skills and knowledge that you have acquired over your lifetime (irrespective of how they were obtained) against the requirements of the unit.  

RPL is an assessment process that requires you to provide evidence that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the unit/s. The amount and types of evidence you will need to provide will depend on the unit requirements.

Finding your fit

At Swinburne, we recognise that not one size fits all. If this course doesn’t meet all your study criteria, check out these alternatives.

Course structure

To qualify for the award of the Diploma of Applied Technologies students must successfully complete 100 credit points comprising:

2
Core units
+
1
Offered specialisations
=
Diploma

Your units

Units of study Unit code
Core units
Working in Industry 4.0
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
EAT10008
Cyber Physical System Integration
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
EAT20018
Units of study Unit code
Elective units
Cloud Computing Foundations
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
ICT10018
Network Fundamentals
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
ICT10019
Systems Thinking with Technology
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
ICT10020
Data-driven Decision Making
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
INF10021
Database Development for the Cloud
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
INF10022
Designing the Cloud
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
ICT20019
Units of study Unit code
Elective units
BIM Frameworks
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
BUI10001
Engineering, Design and Innovation
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
EAT10001
CAD / CAM and Engineering Materials
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
EAT20016
Introduction to Digital Asset Management
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
ICT10016
Data-driven Decision Making
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
INF10021
Leadership and Change Management
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
MGT20004
Units of study Unit code
Elective units
BIM Frameworks
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
BUI10001
Leadership and Change Management
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
MGT20004
Modelling and Information Management Basics 1
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
ICT10014
Project Simulation 1: BIM for Design and Build
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
ICT10015
Introduction to Digital Asset Management
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
ICT10016
Modelling and Information Management Basics 2
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
ICT10017
Units of study Unit code
Elective units
Engineering and Electrical Skills for Industry 4.0
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
EAT10009
Digital Control Systems
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
EAT10012
Artificial Intelligence for Industry 4.0
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
EAT10024
CAD / CAM and Engineering Materials
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
EAT20016
Industrial Networking and Cloud Computing
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
EAT20017
Object Oriented Programming: Industrial Control Systems
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
EAT10011

2023 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$8,301

Fees are estimates only

Fees published on this page are estimates only and are subject to change depending on individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. The above fees apply for units studied in 2024 only and may change for units studied in future years. There may be additional costs related to learning material and equipment.

Fees are estimates only

The indicative course fees shown apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. International tuition fees are generally inclusive of Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

How do I pay my fees?

You can pay your Swinburne fees in person, via credit card, BPAY, or at Australia Post. Check to see if loans and employer sponsored training are also available.

International students need to pay tuition fees up-front by the relevant due date. You can find the due dates on your Statement of Account.

To pay your fees:

  • log in to My Financials
  • check your Australian bank account details are correct 
  • check your Statement of Account to see how much you owe 
  • pay using your preferred payment method.

Eligibility for HECS-Help loan

You are eligible for a HECS-HELP loan if you have been offered a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) for an undergraduate degree at Swinburne or a UniLink course, and you:

  • are an Australian citizen and doing at least one unit of your course in Australia; or
  • hold a permanent humanitarian visa and will be living in Australia for the duration of your course; or
  • hold a New Zealand Special Category visa and meet the special eligibility requirements for New Zealand citizens.

Student services and amenities fee

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

From 1 January 2024, all Diploma level and above courses will contribute to the Student Services and Amenities fee. Below is the capped amount for 2023 as a guide ahead of fees for 2024 being announced.

Please refer to the Student Services Amenities Fee page for more information.

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

This amenities fee is included within your annual tuition fee listed above. The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

Please refer to the Student Services Amenities Fee page for more information.

Scholarships

Scholarship applications for 2023 are open. Scholarships at Swinburne are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. We want you to reach your potential and achieve your life and career goals. 

Our handy guide will assist you to gather documents for your application.

When you apply for a Swinburne course, we automatically consider you for an international scholarship of up to 30 per cent off your course fees – no separate application required! Just apply for your Swinburne course of choice and when we review your course application, we will also assess you for an international scholarship.

Apply through an agent

Most international students use an education agent to help them through the application process. Swinburne has agents all over the world that can help you with your application to study. Search for a Swinburne representative in your country. If your country is not listed, please contact us.

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Apply directly

Ready to take on a new challenge and reach your academic goals? If you already know which course you want to study and understand the entry requirements, what are you waiting for? Apply online! Remember, you cannot apply direct if you have an active VTAC application.

Cloud Technologies specialisation

Direct Applicants

To apply for our Cloud Technologies Specialisation, please select the 'Apply directly' button.  

Women in STEM (DESE)

If you are eligible for our Women in STEM (DESE) funded internship program, please select the 'Apply directly' button ensuring you attach the completed supplementary form to your application.


Apply through VTAC

International students currently studying Year 12 in Australia must apply through VTAC. VTAC is the central office that administers the application processes for places in tertiary courses, scholarships and the Special Entry Access Scheme at universities, TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria. 

VTAC is the central office that administers the application processes for places in tertiary courses, scholarships and the Special Entry Access Scheme at universities, TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria.

Building Information Modelling specialisation
3400213054
Civil Infrastructure specialisation
3400213104
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