Applied Technologies

With industry-led delivery and an emphasis on practical learning, our Applied Technologies offerings are a world away from traditional IT degrees.

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Associate Degree in Applied Technologies

Developed by industry for industry

Industry experts have helped to develop the course and are actively involved in the delivery through teaching, site visits, case studies and work placements.

Real world experience

Get hands-on experience with real-world problems with industry relevant assessments and projects.

Get started without tuition fees

Study the first four units of the Associate Degree in the Undergraduate Certificate of Applied Technologies without tuition fees in 2023*

*See Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Technologies for more information

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Being highly connected, the world is filled with threats to our systems and devices. Gain an understanding of these risks, including encryption systems, penetration testing, and eForensics. Plus, you’ll learn how to protect businesses and systems, skills applicable to organisations of any size, in any industry, around the world.

This hands-on course combines core areas of Applied Technologies, such as Programming Principles and Risk and Security, along with electrical systems, digital control systems, sensor and sensor network and intelligent systems, and robotics. These are all key technological capabilities and requirements across a wide range of industries both here in Tasmania, and around the world.

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Career opportunities

Advancing technologies over the past decade have significantly transformed the production, manufacturing, and related
industries. It’s projected in Deloitte's Digital Pulse survey 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

Careers relating to Applied Technologies are growing across many industries. Here are some of the top careers projected to grow in the next five years^.


ICT Support &
Test Engineer Roles

Predicted job growth to 2025


Network & Support

Predicted job growth to 2025


Software & Application Programmers

Predicted job growth to 2025

^Australia’s Digital Pulse 2019, Deloitte 2019.
^^ National Skills Commission five year projections from November 2020 to November 2025.

Study Experiences

Lisa's Story

"There has been so much help and assistance from lecturers and support services, and we’ve had invaluable access to industry professionals who had held lectures and hosted workshops. I’ve really enjoyed learning again. It is an amazing experience.”