Diploma of Applied Technologies

National Code: 22460VIC
TAFE SA Code: AC00103


Learn the skills and knowledge required to undertake para professional technical roles within Industry 4.0 manufacturing and/or engineering environments.

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Up to 36 months 

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This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

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Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    • TAFESA and Skills Lab Pty Ltd will deliver this qualification in a partnership, each RTO delivering 8 units each. TAFESA will issue the Qualification Parchment at the completion of training at both RTO’s.
    • TAFE SA and Skills Lab Pty Ltd will coordinate delivery to ensure a consistent approach for the entire course. Hence, students will receive a seamless experience in their studies.
    • TAFESA will work collaboratively in the sequencing of units with Skills Lab Pty Ltd to ensure that trainees have a seamless transition between RTO’s with every aspect of their training.
    • Separate fees apply for each RTO. Fees listed on the web are TAFE SA fees.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Possible job/titles roles may include:
    • Advanced Manufacturing Technician;
    • Cyber-Physical Systems Technologist;
    • Digital Technologist;
    • Industry 4.0 Systems Technician;
    • Internet of Things Data Technician.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Diploma of Applied Technologies (22460VIC)
    This course describes the skills and knowledge required for individuals to undertake para-professional technical roles within Industry 4.0 manufacturing and/or engineering environments. They use a systems approach to troubleshoot every aspect of the ‘smart factory’ and they incorporate concepts of innovation and change to achieve tangible outcomes. They have extensive knowledge of Industry 4.0 customisation and product life cycle management. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 14 core units and 2 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Analyse a simple electrical system circuit 40
    Apply principles of networking technologies for manufacturing and engineering applications 60
    Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment 10
    Apply project life cycle management processes 40
    Commission a cyber-physical system 80
    Implement and problem solve a PLC-based industrial control system 60
    Perform computations 30
    Produce and manage technical documentation 40
    Produce components using CAD and CAM technologies 80
    Select common engineering materials 40
    Troubleshoot digital control systems 80
    Use hand and power tools 40
    Use SCADA system to monitor and control an industrial process 60
    Work in Industry 4.0 40


    Name Nominal Hours
    Analyse and manage big data in cloud-based systems 40
    Plan, implement and apply preventative maintenance procedures 80
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