Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Technologies (Z0Q)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Online
Semester 1, Semester 2

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

Want to work in an industry that has huge growth potential and an ever-expanding scope? Choosing a career within the technology industry will put you at the forefront of the latest in tech innovation.

The Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Technologies is your opportunity to get hands-on experience with real-world issues facing almost every industry today, such as automation, information security and data analysis. You’ll be introduced to contemporary technologies, learn how to design and build programs using the Python language, explore how computer networks are setup and customised for different industry needs, and you’ll learn how data management software can improve decision making and communication in your workplace.

Advancing technologies over the past decade have significantly transformed the production, manufacturing, and related industries. In fact, its projected that demand for technology workers will grow by 100,000 between by 2024*. Developed in consultation with industry experts, the Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Technologies is designed to give you the latest skills and knowledge to hit the ground running as you enter Australia’s booming technology industry.

Please visit our Certificates page for answers to frequently asked questions about the Job Ready Certificates.

* Deloitte - Australia's Digital Pulse 2019

Key contacts

Current student enrolment questions and advice UConnect
Course CoordinatorDr Brigid Morrison
  • 1 Identify and use technologies, tools and techniques to manage, maintain and share information
  • 2 Apply problem solving and design approaches to identify and communicate solutions or innovations
  • 3 Communicate and reflect on knowledge, skills, behaviours and attributes required to develop and enhance career opportunities in applied technologies
  • Practice-based, experiential learning and portfolio development is a key component of the Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Technologies.

    We help you develop transferable skills by providing an authentic and engaging learning experience with work-based components that you can tailor to your individual circumstances. This means you can contextualise your learning to your personal interests through authentic simulated experiences, or for those already in the industry, you are encouraged to apply and complete relevant assessments within your work environment.

    You will be introduced to:

    • different methods of, and approaches to, practice,
    • how issues such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership are reflected in the workplace and
    • the role of reflection and deliberative thinking in developing workplace-based knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations.

    Career outcomes

    The technology industry is currently booming in Australia, with an estimated 792,000 workers estimated to be working in the technology workforce by 2024*. To break this down, this means that roles in ICT Support and Test Engineers are estimated to grow by 28.9%, Network and Support Professions by 24.5%, and Software and Application Programmers by 23.4% by the end of 2024^.

    By completing the Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Technologies, you’re learning skills for the future which will open you up to a world of opportunities. This course offers also you the opportunity to transitions into further study, with full credit into an Associate Degree in Applied Technologies.

    *Australia’s Digital Pulse 2019, Deloitte 2019.

    ^Labour Force Survey June 2019.

    Course structure

    The Undergraduate Certificate In Applied Technologies comprises 4 x 12.5 credit point units:

    3 x core units (one of which is a choice of one from two)

    1 x elective units

    In this unit, you will learn how computer networks are constructed, how they work, and how modern applications use the services provided by modern computer networks. The concept of protocol layering will be explored to learn how computer networks operate,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit introduces the concepts of software design and development in the context of computer programming. You will learn how to design, manage, and evaluate projects that solve real-world applied technology problems through industry best practice and design methodologies. You…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Choose one unit from the following

    Design thinking draws on creative, iterative and collaborative approaches to problem-solving, including exploration of potential solutions though idea generation, rapid prototyping and testing. While conventional approaches to problem-solving often rely on the application of highly structured methodologies and process controls,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2
    Online5 Week Session Jan B

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Digital innovation is transforming businesses across all sectors of the economy, through implementing new processes or upgrading existing technology. As a result, new business models in Industry 4.0 have emerged. In this unit you will be introduced to key concepts,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Select one of the following units

    In this unit, you will be introduced to the concept of sustainability starting with the transformations necessary for achieving the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a way that organises them into 6 logical groups. You will examine…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Launceston5 Week Session Jan B
    Cradle CoastSemester 1
    Cradle CoastSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit you will learn how to interpret and analyse cyber security data. You will use methodologies and reporting techniques which are useful for strengthening information and network security and proposing changes. Specifically, you will learn about cyber security…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit introduces you to the concept of information security and the legal and ethical considerations that organisations and individuals must address to implement sound information security. The unit focusses on industry best practice within the context of securing, storing,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Entry requirements

    This Undergraduate Certificate is open to applicants from a broad range of backgrounds.

    Domestic Applicants who have recently completed secondary education

    - Completed the TCE (or equivalent) Domestic Applicants with higher education study

    - Completed at least one undergraduate unit (equivalent to 12.5 UTAS credit points).

    Domestic Applicants with VET / TAFE study

    - A completed VET Certificate III or higher

    Domestic Applicants with work and life experience

    If you have not successfully completed senior secondary, tertiary or TAFE/VET study, but have relevant work and life experience you can complete a personal competency statement. You may be eligible for an offer if you have work and life experiences that demonstrate a capacity to succeed in this course.

    Prerequisites Nil

    SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

    If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors for special consideration, including economic hardship, a serious medical condition or disability. We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course. Special consideration is not available for international applicants.

    This course is not available to international students

    Passes in units in other incomplete courses in this University or another approved tertiary institution may be credited towards the undergraduate certificate and a course plan developed to detail the units required by the student to qualify for the undergraduate Certificate. The maximum credit granted will be in accordance with the limits as stated in the Student Participation and Attainment Ordinance.

    Students completing the Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Technologies will receive advanced standing for four 12.5 credit point units of the Associate Degree in Applied Technologies

    Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

    How can we help?

    Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

    Domestic
    1300 363 864
    International
    +61 3 6226 6200
    Email
    Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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