Cloud knowledge and skills are critical for companies to deliver on their digital transformation strategy. Cloud services (technology) provides a natural platform for optimising existing IT systems to increase operational efficiencies, while driving business agility and growth. Cloud technologies have transformed the way networking, data storage and processing, application development and infrastructure provisioning is accomplished. The Bachelor of Applied Cloud Technology prepares you with knowledge and skills across information systems, web and software development, machine learning, databases and big data, enterprise cloud migration, cloud enterprise application development and computer networks. The course is structured to enable students to combine online studies with early entry to the workforce and/or career enhancement, whilst continuing online study. The course is applied in its focus and prepares students for key vendor certifications that are relevant to IT industry employment. The three Essentials - Global Citizenship, Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers. Essentials will enable you to adapt your knowledge and skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world. Subjects addressing the Essentials are part of all undergraduate La Trobe degrees and can be identified in the subject search by distinct icons. The list of approved subjects can be found on the Essentials webpage. The course is of three years full-time or equivalent part-time duration and requires the completion of 360 credit points.