Applied Technologies

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

Course options

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, case studies, and industry forums.

Real-world experience

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

Flexible online course

Our fully online course offers flexibility and teaches practical skills for real-world success.

*See Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Technologies for more information

Study options in this degree

The Cyber Security stream is designed for people passionate about safeguarding digital systems and information from potential threats. This specialised stream delves into the details of cyber security, equipping you with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect against cyber attacks and ensure data confidentiality, integrity, and availability. You'll be engaged in real-world case studies and projects that provide you with valuable experience in issues that the cyber security industry faces daily

Introducing a practical and immersive stream that brings together the fundamental study area of Applied Technologies with a focus on programming principles, computer networks, and designing for technology and innovation. This stream covers essential subjects such as electrical systems, digital control systems, sensor and sensor networks, and intelligent systems and robotics. These subjects are emerging priorities across every industry sector from agriculture to defence. We have developed this program in consultation with industry and devised a structure that equips you with the skills and knowledge demanded by industry employers. You can customise your learning towards your desired career by selecting one of our two established streams.

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Career opportunities

For graduates this qualification could assist you to gain roles which could include service technician, technical consultant, systems technician, site installation technician or project support officer. For graduates already working in the information and communications technology industry, the Associate degree in Applied Technologies may enable you to progress into managerial roles, leading a small team, becoming a specialist in the automation systems field.

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.”