Diploma of Applied Technologies (Z1F)

Overview  2021

Entry Requirements

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 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

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
Cradle Coast
Semester 1, Semester 2

Full Fee Paying places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 809KB) for courses that are offered to international students

This course is open to applications only for eligible students through the Advanced Apprenticeship Pilot 2021. Please contact us for more information regarding the application process.
For non-eligible students, this course is an exit award for the Associate Degree in Applied Technologies.
From advanced automation and robotics, to artificial intelligence, technology is revolutionising the way businesses operate all around the world.

Choosing to study applied technologies is your steppingstone into a successful career working with the latest in tech innovation. The Diploma of Applied Technology is your introduction to the latest topics in information technology (IT), where you’ll get hands-on experience with real world issues facing almost every industry today, such as automation, information security, and data analysis.

Diploma of Applied Technologies (Advanced Apprenticeship Pilot 2021)

The Diploma of Applied Technologies (Advanced Apprenticeship Pilot) is a limited-place program offered to people currently working in small to medium Tasmanian businesses. This course aims to build skills and knowledge of Industry 4.0 technologies, including showing practical ways to incorporate these approaches into the workplace.

You’ll learn about the evolutionary impact of Industry 4.0 and examine the opportunities that technology brings to innovation, development and delivery in the workplace. You’ll explore how computer networks operate and relate to modern industry applications in the workplace and why networks are no longer simply the domain of IT specialists.

This course is available to study part-time and will include a combination of online and face-to- face workshop learning. The flexible structure allows you to work while you study, and also offers the opportunity to undertake practical projects customised to the needs of your individual workplace.

In addition, you'll get hands-on experience investigating electrical circuits and systems, work with sensor simulators, experience the fundamentals of robotics, and you’ll develop a deep appreciation for data and statistics as you learn about the benefits of data management software. By completing this course, you can articulate with full credit into either the Associate Degree in Applied Technologies (Industry Automation), or the Associate Degree in Equipment Design and Technology.

This course is offered with funding assistance from the Commonwealth Department of Education and is available without tuition fees for employees of eligible SME Businesses.

On completion of the Diploma of Applied Technologies, graduates will be able to:

  1. Identify and reflect on knowledge, skills, behaviours and attributes required to develop and enhance career opportunities in applied technology
  2. Identify and describe technologies, tools and techniques to manage, maintain and share information
  3. Apply problem solving and design approaches to identify and communicate solutions or innovations
  4. Interpret and apply the principles of practices through ethical, professional and collaborative conduct
  5. Apply professional communication skills to interpret and present technical information

Experiential education and work integrated learning approaches are central to the Diploma of Applied Technologies. You will therefore learn through project and problem-based learning activities such as field work, case studies (local and international), action learning, design thinking, simulated environments, placements, data for decision making, wicked problems and more. These approaches ensure practical experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment and that you have the opportunity to develop work-related skills, knowledge, and behaviours.

In the Diploma year, you will be introduced to learning through practice and exposed to authentic experiences that develop skills and understandings related to industry, community or global needs. You will engage with:

  1. A range of methods and approaches to practice;

    1. Principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios;
    2. Ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry.
    3. Reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations, and;
Develop a Practical Manual

A key component of the course, which is established in the first year, is a Practice Manual. The Practice Manual contains all portfolio requirements for the course, including the Professional Development Plan (PDP) and is a collection of evidence that highlights personal, academic and professional development. 

Dedicated teachers are in coaching roles to support you to continuously develop your Practice Manual over the duration of the course. This involves working with you to determine what evidence best highlights your ability to apply theory in practice, and what activities and experiences showcase your achievement in terms of transferable skills, professional attributes, technical skills and knowledge, and so forth.

Get hands-on in the Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) facility

This course will give you the opportunity to rub shoulders with industry professionals from all across Tasmania. From industry tours and visits to guest presentations, you'll learn from the people who know the industry best. If you’re located in the North-West, you will also have access to our Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) facility in Burnie, co-located with industry at the Tasmanian Minerals Manufacturing and Energy Council (TMEC) facilities. At the OEM you will have the opportunity to use the latest Industry 4.0 equipment and refine your skills as you work collaboratively on real-world projects.

Career outcomes

Advancing technologies over the past decade have significantly transformed the production, manufacturing, and related industries. It’s projected that demand for technology workers will grow by 100,000 between 2018 and 2024*. This course will help your business get ahead of this trend by upskilling in relevant fields, such as:

Autonomous robotics

Autonomous robots use a range of inputs including sensors and cameras to better understand their environment and to use this data to make decisions.

The Internet of Things (IoT)

IoT refers to a network of interconnected devices that are embedded with sensors, electronics and network connectivity that enables them to collect, store and exchange data. This interconnectivity forms the basis of the shift towards smart factories.

Additive Manufacturing

This type of manufacturing encompasses any technology that enables a 3D object to be made using layers of material, commonly in the form of a 3D printer. This technology is changing the way manufacturers design and distribute many different products.

By completing the Diploma of Applied Technologies you can transition into further study, with credit towards an Associate Degree in Applied Technologies, where you will have the option to choose between two specialised streams; Cyber Security or Industry Automation.

*Australia’s Digital Pulse 2019, Deloitte 2019.

Course structure

The Diploma of Applied Technologies comprises 8 x 12.5 credit point units:

- 4 x core units

- 4 x elective units

Core

In this unit, you will be introduced to mathematical and statistical methods for analysing scientific, business or technical data to inform and support decision-making. You will explore why data is needed and how it is used to make decisions, including…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

In this unit, you will learn approaches to make a difference in the workplace, community or at home by drawing on a framework that assembles the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into 6 organised groups. The framework is in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

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
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1

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
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1

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

Electives

You will complete 50 credit points of Elective units in the Diploma of Applied Technologies. Your electives can be used to add breadth to your course, by exploring a variety of different subject areas from across the University. Alternatively, you can deepen your engagement with specific subject areas, for example, by completing additional units in the same discipline field, or units from a Stream within the Associate Degree in Applied Technologies for future articulation into this course. To search for possible Elective units, use the Unit Search tool to search by the discipline that you are interested in. You can complete any units marked as "Student Electives" which you meet the pre-requisites for.

Students undertaking the Advanced Apprenticeship Pilot program

Enrol in the following units in the Elective space:

In this unit, you will be introduced to Industry 4.0 and how it is disrupting the equipment design and technology sector and learn about the skill set required to thrive as a practitioner. You will explore and use a range…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

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

This unit introduces key concepts, processes and principles of industry 4.0 driven digital fabrication in a manufacturing environment. You will undertake small-scale, team-based project work to create fabricated objects that relate to a local industry, organisation or community need or…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

In this unit you will learn about the fundamentals of electrical circuits and systems. This includes studying voltage, current, impedance, electrical energy, power and resistors, inductors, capacitors, and electrical units and measurements. You will also investigate operational amplifiers, sensors and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

In this unit you will be introduced to Digital Control Systems, their applications, and the industries they are applied in. Through case studies and site visits (where possible) you will also investigate the use of digital control systems across a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

Need help choosing your first year units? Try the Unit Selection Guide.

Entry requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you’re not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Enquire online for advice on the application process and the available pathways to study at UTAS.

DOMESTIC APPLICANTS

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.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

This course is not available for international students.


Advanced Apprenticeship Pilot 2021

To be eligible for the Diploma of Applied Technologies (Advanced Apprenticeship Pilot 2021), you must be already working in a small to medium Tasmanian Business. For more information on the application process, please contact us via Enquire Online.

Students articulating into the Associate Degree in Applied Technologies will receive 100 credit points of advanced standing. Students wishing to articulate from the Diploma of Applied Technologies into other University of Tasmania courses may be eligible for credit, subject to the receiving College's discretion.

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

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a 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

Each year the University of Tasmania administers an estimated $7 million in scholarships to students from all walks of life, including those who have achieved high academic results; those from low socio-economic backgrounds; students with sporting ability; students undertaking overseas study; and students with a disability.

For more information on scholarships and to view the full range of scholarships available to you, head to the Scholarships website.

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International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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