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There’s a new way to get the skills Australia needs at the Institute of Applied Technology with courses designed by trusted industry and education experts to complement your experience and fit with your life.

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IAT DIgital

Join an IAT Digital
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Hear about future-focussed digital courses and have all your questions answered.

IAT Construction

Join an IAT Construction
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Learn about stackable Microskills and Microcredentials that will power your construction career.

Cyber Scholarships

Cyber Scholarships

35 x Women in Cyber Scholarships in Data Security and Information Privacy Microcredential starting 2 April 2024.

IAT Construction

IAT Construction Courses

The new way to upskill or reskill, with courses that compliment your experience and fit with your life.

IAT Digital

IAT Digital Courses

The new way to get the digital skills Australia needs, with short courses designed by trusted Industry and Education experts to complement your experience and fit with your life.

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Your IAT educators

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Varundeep Singh Sidhu

Varundeep Singh Sidhu

Project Management in Construction

Varundeep is a project management executive with extensive knowledge of IT as well as the construction industry, gained through working with organisations like AWS, Fulton Hogan, and CPB Contractors.

Yining Hu

Yining Hu

University of Technology Sydney
Cloud Computing Foundations - Foundational

Yining, 2020 UNSW PhD grad, now SIEF Ross Metcalf Fellow at UTS. Expertise: blockchain for supply chain traceability. Dynamic lecturer, hands-on teaching style.

Ian Wood

Ian Wood

Macquarie University
Application of AI for Cyber Security - Intermediate

From Math to AI security, Ian delves into NLP, measuring human interactions. Now, innovating conversational AI to tackle online misbehavior, he strives for a safer online space.

IAT - Rebuild - FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

 

The Institutes of Applied Technology are a collaboration between TAFE NSW, industry, universities and supported by the Department of Education.

There are two Institutes:

  • Institute of Applied Technology Digital at Meadowbank
  • Institute of Applied Technology Construction at Kingswood/Nepean

The Institute of Applied Technology Digital (IATD) is a technology focused institute at TAFE NSW Meadowbank. Working in collaboration with TAFE NSW, Microsoft, Macquarie University, and the University of Technology Sydney, the Institute of Applied Technology Digital designs and delivers market leading training that rapidly adapts to industry needs.

The Institute of Applied Technology Construction (IATC) is focused on future innovations and leadership in Construction and will be located at TAFE NSW Nepean (Kingswood) from early 2024. Working in collaboration with TAFE NSW, Western Sydney University, and CPB Contractors, the Institute of Applied Technology Construction designs and delivers market-leading training that rapidly adapts to industry needs.

At the Institute of Applied Technology, you can study a range of Microskills and Microcredentials to develop industry-recognised skills that address your workplace or career goals.

A full list of courses is here.

Microskills are bite-sized, self-directed courses designed to develop a specific skill or address a particular topic. The courses are an affordable and a fast way to sharpen your skills and knowledge with relevant, targeted training and only contain several hours of content. The volume of learning can range from 1 hours to 5 hours. Microskills are completed anytime and delivered 100% online.

Microcredentials are practical academic courses, which provide in-demand skills you can use in the workplace. Microcredentials include assessment tasks and provide a certification in industry-specific skills recognised as evidence of competence.

You can stack your courses with other Microcredentials, tailoring your learning journey to gain the skills you need to get ahead in your industry. Upon completion, your Microcredential is recorded and may give you credit toward further study pathways in the vocational and higher education sectors.

You will learn from industry experts and gain training that has been co-designed and co-delivered with industry, TAFE NSW, and university partners.

You will graduate with both practical and academic outcomes to apply directly to the workplace.

Each Microcredential description includes clear prerequisites which are required prior to study. The prerequisites required depend on the specific Microcredential.

Please reach out to your IAT team if you have further questions:

iatdigital@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 0525

iatconstruction@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 9292

Mastery refers to the level of a learner upon achievement of learning outcomes and completion of a Microcredential.

There are THREE levels of Mastery used in IATC Microcredential product design:

  • Foundation
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

The levels are most indicative of:

  • Estimated total Volume of Learning (VoL)
  • AQF level of the Course that the Microcredential may, as a stacked combination of Microcredentials, be recognised as a pathway into: E.g., University recognition pathways.

Mastery levels are not an indicator of WHO should enrol into the Microcredential as this is addresses through prerequisites. E.g., a Foundation Microcredential may still have specific prerequisites such as previous education or work experience.

Course Levels (Mastery) Foundation Intermediate Advanced
Institute of Applied Technology Construction
Volume of Learning (range) 20-50 75-90 150
AQF level of the Course that the Microcredential may, as a stacked combination of Microcredentials, be recognised as a pathway into: E.g., University recognition pathways. Diploma (5), Advanced Diploma (6) Advanced Diploma (6) Bachelor Degree (7)
Institute of Applied Technology Digital
Volume of Learning (range) 50-75 75-100 100-150
AQF level of the Course that the Microcredential may, as a stacked combination of Microcredentials, be recognised as a pathway into: E.g., University recognition pathways. Diploma (5), Advanced Diploma (6) Bachelor Degree (7) Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma (8)
Full Price per Student $1,500 $3,000 $4,500
NSW Government Subsidy ($1,320) ($2,640) ($3,960)
Subsidised Student Contribution (Initial) $180 $360 $540
  Subsidised Fee (NSW permanent resident) Full Fee (non-discounted)
Foundation $180 $1,500
Intermediate $360 $3,000
Advanced $450 $4,500

Please reach out to your IAT team if you have further questions:

iatdigital@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 0525

iatconstruction@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 9292

To be eligible for the subsidised fee you must be a permanent NSW resident, this is verified in the application process. All other students can enrol at the full non-discounted prices.

If you are under 18 years of age when you commence an IAT course, you must obtain written consent from your parental or legal guardian to enrol and participate in the IAT Course.

Please reach out to your IAT team if you have further questions:

iatdigital@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 0525

iatconstruction@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 9292

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Please reach out to your IAT team if you have further questions:

iatdigital@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 0525

iatconstruction@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 9292

Delivery will vary by course.

Session Delivery: Fully online

  • Six (6) weeks of content delivery plus two weeks to complete the final assessment.
  • Scheduled weekly virtual online classes with your educator using Microsoft Teams.
  • Online course work completed at your own pace over the course of the program.
  • Access to resources to undertake additional learning outside of class time.

Session Delivery: Online and face-to-face

  • Six (6) weeks of content delivery plus two weeks to complete the final assessment.
  • Scheduled classes with your educator on campus.
  • Online course work completed at your own pace over the course of the program.
  • Access to resources to undertake additional learning outside of class time.

Bootcamp Delivery

  • Microcredentials may be offered in block delivery boot camp style workshops.

Please refer to the IAT home page for specific timetabling information, including the days and times relating to your course of interest.

Please reach out to your IAT team if you have further questions:

iatdigital@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 0525

iatconstruction@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 9292

Your Microcredential studies will include knowledge and practical application-based (project) assessments which you will progressively work on throughout the course. Assessment information is provided upon course commencement.

Please reach out to your IAT team if you have further questions:

iatdigital@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 0525

iatconstruction@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 9292

Some Microcredentials include the opportunity to achieve an additional industry-focused certification (for example, Microsoft Certifications). To achieve the Microcredential:

  • it is mandatory to attempt the additional industry-focused Certification exam, however you are not required to pass the exam to receive your IAT Microcredential.
  • prepare for the certification exam by progressively working through the supplementary material provided in the Microcredential such as the recommended Microsoft Learn pathway.

Please reach out to your IAT team if you have further questions:

iatdigital@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 0525

iatconstruction@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 9292

Enrolment is now open through the IAT homepage.

  1. Once payment is made, and terms and conditions are agreed you will receive a receipt via email and will be asked to complete an information form online.
  2. Applicants will be contacted to verify any prerequisite evidence where this is a requirement of the course. Note, not all Microcredentials have prerequisites.
  3. Confirmation of enrolment will be provided in writing once required information has been received and prerequisites verified.

If you do not meet prerequisite requirements, you may be offered a transfer into another IAT course (provided there are places available) or receive a full refund of the applicable fees already paid.

Please reach out to your IAT team if you have further questions:

iatdigital@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 0525

iatconstruction@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 9292

The completion of several Microcredentials may be able to be credited towards a subject or assessment at a partner organisation including Macquarie University, University of Technology Sydney, Western Sydney University or at TAFE NSW.

Please reach out to your IAT team if you have further questions:

iatdigital@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 0525

iatconstruction@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 9292

If the class is fully booked you will be unable to enrol, however classes will be offered on an 8-week cycle, so check the dates and enrolments for following intakes.

Please reach out to your IAT team if you have further questions:

iatdigital@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 0525

iatconstruction@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 9292

Digital learning materials will be made available prior to delivery via access to the Learning Management System.

Technology and software for each Microcredential is listed in the course descriptions.

  • Students participating in face-to-face classes on campus can borrow a laptop while onsite if they do not have their own.
  • We recommend students have access to dual monitors to make it easier to complete tasks, these must be provided by the student.
  • n most instances the IAT provides access to the required specialist software to complete the course at no charge.
  • Any additional technology requirements not included are specified in the course description.

Please reach out to your IAT team if you have further questions:

iatdigital@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 0525

iatconstruction@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 9292

Access to the Connected Delivery Point to participate in weekly online classes may be available for identified Microcredentials at no additional cost, enabling:

  • Support to connect to online classes on site during scheduled class times
  • Internet connection

Connected Delivery Points offering this support for selected courses are in Wagga Wagga, Tamworth, Orange, and Dubbo.

Please reach out to your IAT team if you have further questions:

iatdigital@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 0525

iatconstruction@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 9292

You can contact the Open Learning Customer Success team via support@openlearning.com if you are having difficulty logging in to your learning resources.

If you have any difficulty logging in with your TAFE NSW account, please contact the Customer and Student Support Team:

iatdigital@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 0525

iatconstruction@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 9292

At the IAT Student Orientation sessions, we cover the following topics:

  • how to request access to your teams classroom
  • how to navigate Open Learning (the LMS platform)
  • questions about software specific to your course
  • how to access your class meetings

For any other questions, please contact the Customer and Student Support Team:

iatdigital@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 0525

iatconstruction@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 9292

Once all the assessment tasks have been marked by our educators the marks will be released. Once your mark has been released you will receive an email from Open Learning (the LMS), which will prompt you to log in to view your marks.

For any other questions, please contact the Customer and Student Support Team:

iatdigital@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 0525

iatconstruction@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 9292

Yes! When you have successfully completed your Microcredential, you will be issued your Certificate of Completion and Microcredential badge by the IAT Customer and Student Support Team. With this certificate you will also receive an information packet on how to upload your Microcredential badge to your LinkedIn profile.

For any other questions, please contact the Customer and Student Support Team:

iatdigital@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 0525

iatconstruction@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 9292

Once you have successfully completed your Microcredential, you will receive your Microcredential Certificate of Completion and badge which you can add to your LinkedIn profile and share.

You will receive an email from the IAT Customer and Student Support Team, which will give you a step-by-step guide of how to do this. Or you can get further information by Clicking the link here.

For any other questions, please contact the Customer and Student Support Team:

iatdigital@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 0525

iatconstruction@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 9292

Please see Microcredential descriptions for information about each course.

For any other questions, please contact the Customer and Student Support Team:

iatdigital@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 0525

iatconstruction@tafensw.edu.au or call us on 02 7920 9292