0.5 years full-time
(or part-time equivalent)
- 2023: $4,150
- – March
- – July
Transform your career for a digital world
Study 100% online in 6 months
The Undergraduate Certificate in Industry 4.0 exposes you to the digital technology that will drive the future. It covers key topics of innovation and Industry 4.0, 3D printing, robotics, IoT, cybersecurity, smart industries and design thinking, also including a digital transformation professional project.
0.5 years full-time
(or part-time equivalent)
Why study Industry 4.0 at Flinders
Industry 4.0 and digital upskilling can enhance your career prospects in a range of industries such as:
The undergraduate certificate in industry 4.0 takes the workforce into the future through upskilling in areas of need and opportunity to transform industries and workplaces.
Digital upskilling is of interest to a range of employers in boosting the digital readiness and maturity of their organisations including BAE Systems Australia, SMEs, schools, the defence supply chain, manufacturers and health technology companies.
Participants gain a University Certificate on completion, which is AQF accredited.
The program also provides a pathway or credit into the Diploma of Digital Technologies and the Bachelor of Information Technology for participants who wish to pursue further study in the future.
All our Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Computer Science degrees are accredited by the Australian Computer Society at the professional level. Professional ICT courses accredited by the Australian Computer Society are recognised internationally under the Seoul Accord. Graduates meet the academic requirements for attaining chartered status as ICT professionals.
Innovation and industry 4.0 is reshaping all industries, from health, manufacturing and business to energy, space and defence. We introduce students to the approaches to innovation and the interplay with smart technology, data, IoT and robotics. We focus on understanding human and organisational factors in the introduction of new technologies, change management, and the process of innovation in an organisation.
Cybersecurity is quickly becoming a key skill in demand across a range of industries, with COVID-19 intensifying the amount of time we all spend online. It permeates all aspects of life as we become more connected through technology, with our personal details, banking, tax and health records all online. We focus on building an understanding of cybersecurity governance, vulnerabilities, risk assessment, and legal and ethical issues.
Students will gain practical skills by undertaking a professional project for their workplace or an organisation of their choice, focused on the use and application of digital technologies. They will either focus on the technical application of technology (proof of concept) or on the cultural aspects that influence the adoption of digital technologies leading to business transformation, improved outcomes and competitiveness. Students will explore the influences of economic, social, cultural and legal issues affecting organisations that undertake digital transformation projects.
The course can be taken fully online, with an average 3 hours online per week part-time (with after-hours options if preferred). It is a micro-credential that can be completed in 13 weeks (one semester) or part-time over 25 weeks (or a university academic year of 2 semesters).
The table below shows ATAR and Selection Rank data for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR commencing in Semester 1, 2022. It is limited to applicants that have recently completed secondary education (within the last two years). Data may reflect multiple courses available within a suite of courses.
|ATAR-based offers only across all offer rounds||ATAR - Excluding adjustment factors||Selection Rank - ATAR plus any adjustment factors|
|Highest rank to receive an offer||80.25||83.20|
|Median rank to receive an offer||68.45||71.35|
|Lowest rank to receive an offer||54.80||63.25|
The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this course. It provides data on students who commenced study in this course in Semester 1, 2022 including those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia. Applicant background groupings are based on educational background, not basis of admission. Data may reflect multiple courses available within a suite of courses.
|Applicant background (Semester 1, 2022)||Number of students||Percentage of all students|
|Higher education study (includes a bridging or enabling course)||10||30%|
|Vocational education and training (VET) study||<5||<5|
|Work and life experience||<5||<5|
|Recent secondary education - Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)||6||18%|
|Recent secondary education - Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test)||0||0%|
|Recent secondary education - Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration pathways)||<5||<5|
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Applicants can apply for this course using Year 12 qualifications, previous Higher Education study, TAFE/VET qualifications, or through Adult Entry (STAT/Foundation Studies/tertiary preparation course).
For applicants using their SACE (Year 12) results (or equivalent), entry is subject to achieving a minimum selection rank of 60.
Want more information about studying at Flinders University? Contact us to find out more – we’d love to help you decide if Flinders University is the right choice for you.
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There are many reasons to apply for a higher education certificate. You may want to upskill and progress your career without committing to a longer-term degree, or build on the strength of your current degree by adding a different qualification. You may have a particular passion you want to explore, or want to get a taste of university that could lead you towards a bachelor’s degree.
If you’re an Australian citizen or permanent resident, New Zealand citizen or permanent humanitarian visa holder, you will be eligible for a discounted Commonwealth supported place (CSP).
The Australian Government is subsidising courses across a range of national priority areas in order to give people the opportunity to upskill or learn new skills to help the workforce and the nation during a difficult economic period. These course subsidies could help you transition to a new role within your existing industry, or prepare you to move to a new industry.
Yes. These are micro-credential courses and can be completed part-time over 25 weeks (or a university year of 2 semesters). To qualify for the government discount, you must enrol and begin your studies in the same year.
No. In order to qualify for the government discount, you must enrol and begin your studies in the same year.
If you are an Australian citizen or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa and meet other eligibility criteria, you won’t have to pay your course fees up front. You can get a HECS-HELP loan for your student contribution portion of your uni fees. More information about HECS-HELP is available here.
Yes. The student services and amenities fee (SSAF) applies to all higher education certificates. More information about the SSAF is available here.
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