Higher Apprenticeships

If you’re into maths and technology and looking to secure yourself a job of the future, this is the game changing program you’ve been waiting for! No other courses out there offers fulltime employment with a combination of studies in cutting edge technology.

Through joining our program, you will be well ahead of the curve when it comes to establishing your career.


What to expect?

You can expect the following over the 4-year program:

  • Fulltime employment (meaning fulltime wages and entitlements)
  • On-the-job training at your employer’s workplace
  • Off-the-job training at Swinburne where you will first complete a Diploma in Applied
  • Technologies (2 years) and an Associate Degree in Applied Technologies (2 years)
  • Opportunity to complete intensive projects using Swinburne’s world-class facilities
  • The possibility of experiencing other workplaces through rotations

Year 1 & 2: Diploma Level

The following is an indication of the current units of study that you can partake in for the Victorian Program:

  • Working In Industry 4.0
  • Use hand and power tools
  • Perform Computations
  • Apply principles of OHS in the work environment
  • Analyse a simple electrical system circuit
  • Produce components using CAD and CAM technologies
  • Implement and problem solve a PLC-based industrial control system
  • Troubleshoot digital control systems
  • Apply project life cycle management processes
  • Produce and manage technical documentation
  • Use SCADA system to monitor and control an industrial process
  • Analyse and manage Big Data in cloud-based systems
  • Work safely with collaborative robots
  • Project: Commission a cyber-physical system
  • Apply principles of networking technologies for manufacturing and engineering application

Year 3 & 4: Associate Degree Level

The following is an indication of the current units of study that you can partake in for the Victorian Program:

  • Working in industry 4.0
  • Engineering skills for industry 4.0
  • CAD / CAM and engineering materials
  • Industrial networking and cloud computing
  • Electrical systems
  • Object oriented programming: Industrial control systems
  • Digital control systems
  • Cyber physical system integration (Major Project)
  • Software tools for industry 4.0
  • Advanced digital control systems
  • Advanced electrical machines
  • Predictive engineering analytics
  • Robotics and digital twin
  • Cyber security and cloud services
  • Distributed control in a smart factory
  • Smart product design using industry 4.0