New Associate Degrees

Our new Associate Degrees allow students to develop academic and practical skills through collaborative/laboratory learning and work integrated learning.

New Associate Degrees

About the new Associate Degrees

The new Associate Degrees are 2 years (full time), and are available in a blended delivery mode. That is, course information is available online, but does require some face to face attendance in the form workshops and tutorials or laboratories (see each subject within the course for specified workshop dates).

Associate Degrees are more ‘hands on’ than traditional university degrees, and will involve work integrated learning (WIL) components embedded in every discipline subject. This allows students to learn how to apply the theory through real world business examples.

These degrees are designed to be a formal qualification in their own right for those people looking for an opportunity up-skill, take a career change, or seek a different type of job in industry. They can also be used as a pathway into further study, through articulation into a relevant Bachelor degree.

Who is an Associate Degree for?

  • Students who would like to gain skills and knowledge to start a new career.
  • Students interested in learning about innovation and new jobs for the future.
  • Students with industry/ professional experience who would like to gain some academic credentials.
  • Students who are not yet prepared or ready for bachelor degree level study.
  • Mature-age and non-school leaver pathway students.

Why study an Associate Degree?

Shorter Degrees, Flexible, Blended Learning
Associate Degrees can be completed in two years full-time or part-time equivalent.

All subjects will involve some face-to-face classes in the form of workshops and tutorials or laboratories. Some units will deliver content via packaged online learning modules.

Relevant Skills and Knowledge
The new Associate Degrees will develop students core skills and knowledge in problem solving, communication, critical thinking, teamwork and leadership.

Our teachers have strong links with industry and research expertise. Students will have the unique opportunity to apply skills in a practical setting with work integrated learning including live case studies, industry speakers, hands on industry experiences and job-focused programs.

Industry leaders are heavily involved in the work integrated learning component of the new Associate Degrees, ensuring graduates are work ready and understand how to apply the knowledge and skills they have learnt in the real world.

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Associate Degree in Applied Design

The new Associate Degree in Applied Design will produce graduates with 21st Century transferable skills. Industries as varied as media, manufacturing, health, travel, recreation and business are all demanding graduates with design thinking skills. As a student of the Associate Degree in Applied Design, you will study new and exciting areas of design while undertaking practical work based training, learning cutting edge and futuristic technologies and pushing the boundaries of design.

Entrepreneurship, design thinking, project based activities alongside practical and theoretical skills will underpin your learning and engagement within the course. You will undertake core and elective subjects from a range of design options including: Biomimicry, to find innovative solutions to real world problems; Digital design, including Photoshop, video production, Illustrator, InDesign; Coding and creating apps; Thinking critically about design; Object and product design; Design ethics and finding solutions to current problems; Design history and how society affects design in architecture; Creative industries; User-experience and user-centred design (one of the fastest growing areas of specialised employment) and more!

As part of the Associate Degree in Applied Design, you will use design-thinking skills in business, consider ethical dilemmas, envision future technologies with augmented and virtual reality and communicate your ideas. By doing so, you will develop key skills in understanding and communicating design language to major industry projects.

Existing employment pathways are evolving and graduates with design thinking skills are well positioned to contribute and create new opportunities as entrepreneurs or within existing businesses.

Course delivery includes online, practical workshops and lectures alongside industry speakers and work integrated learning.

Duration
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Location
Cradle Coast (Burnie)
Newnham Campus (Launceston)
Sandy Bay Campus (Hobart)
Intake
Term 3, July 2017

Associate Degree in Agribusiness

The Associate Degree in Agribusiness is a stepping stone for future or aspiring leaders and managers. It aims to produce graduates who are commercially aware, technically competent, creative and tuned-in to learning. Blending business studies in management, finance, marketing and planning with technical studies in agriculture, the program is suitable for those currently working in agribusinesses and those wishing to enter the industry.

The program will challenge students to develop integrative skills, such as those needed for solving problems, creating designs, improving agribusiness practices and operations, undertaking research, developing strategies, commercialising innovations, improving communications, showing leadership and building teams.

Delivered through on-line learning, face to face workshops, industry case studies, work integrated learning and the development of a reflective learning portfolio, the program is available for full-time and part-time students across all campuses in Tasmania.

Duration
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Location
Cradle Coast Campus (Burnie)
Newnham Campus (Launceston)
Sandy Bay Campus (Hobart)
Intake
Term 1, February 2017

Associate Degree in Applied Business

The Associate Degree in Applied Business is a stepping stone for future or aspiring leaders and managers. It aims to produce graduates who are commercially aware, technically competent, creative and tuned-in to learning and paraprofessionals with the ability to identify, interpret, apply and transmit contemporary business concepts and practices in real business contexts through the combination of theory and practice.

Graduates will have completed core subjects in business with a choice of completing further applied business subjects or undertaking a specialisation in either Sport, Recreation and Leisure, or Tourism and Events, to enhance their career and/ or articulation pathways. Graduates will also have completed companion practice and portfolio subjects throughout the 2-year degree.

Delivered through on-line learning, face to face workshops, industry case studies, work integrated learning and the development of a reflective learning portfolio, the program is available for full-time and part-time students across all campuses in Tasmania.

Duration
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Location
Cradle Coast Campus (Burnie)
Newnham Campus (Launceston)
Sandy Bay Campus (Hobart)
Intake
Term 1, February 2017