Be industry 4.0 ready

Industry 4.0 is the emerging fourth industrial revolution; the next stage in manufacturing. Driven by digitalisation, it connects the impact of emerging technologies and digitalisation across all industries such as energy, transport and infrastructure. Automation and big data analytics are transforming the manufacturing industry, driving new business opportunities through integration with the global supply chain.


Course Overview

The Diploma of Applied Technologies provides the skills and knowledge required for individuals to undertake para-professional technical roles within Industry 4.0 manufacturing and/or engineering environments. In these roles, individuals have the skills and knowledge to use digitalisation techniques that merge traditional and emerging technologies, from product design through to manufacture.


Participants will 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.



Course Outcome

This course is intended to provide participants with a range of knowledge and skills to perform the following functions associated with Industry 4.0 manufacturing and/or engineering environments including:

  • understanding the concepts and principles of Industry 4.0 within own organisational objectives
  • working collaboratively and effectively in multidisciplinary, virtual and multinational teams
  • contributing to the development of improvement solutions
  • applying project life cycle management processes
  • interpreting, developing and managing technical documentation
  • producing components using CAD and CAM technologies
  • understanding the limitations of working with electrical systems within scope of own role
  • working with the fundamentals of cloud computing, databases and SCADA
  • installing and configuring a basic network for engineering and manufacturing applications
  • applying troubleshooting responses for a range of advanced technology systems used for engineering and manufacturing applications, including cyber-physical, digital and industrial control systems.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of SAGE Group of Companies and a sister company to SAGE Automation, Skills Lab will provide you with the opportunity to learn from real life examples and insights. As such, you will have access to current practices and the opportunity to learn on world leading training platforms.


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Course duration

The Diploma of Applied Technologies is anticipated to be delivered over a period of at least 18-24 months. This incorporates structured training delivery and opportunities for practice and reinforcement of skills including; self-directed study, research, project work and written assignments.

Where training is delivered under a contract of training, this will be 36 months in duration. Off job training is expected to be either five days a week block delivery or 1 day a week on a part-time basis. This is open to negotiation with Industry employers.

Delivery options

Training and assessment will be by flexible delivery combining self-paced blended learning, one-on-one learning, lab/site based performance activities and a workplace log book.

The learning schedule (including Workshops, Learning Management System/Online Units) has been sequenced to build on the development of skills, knowledge and understanding, relevant to the job role.

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Cost & Course dates

Pricing will vary between states.
Please contact us for a quote and suitable dates and locations.


Funding available 

All Skills Lab courses are offered nationally however funding differs from state to state.
Please see the links below for the state that you live or work in:





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Ty Osborne, Technical Support Manager – Mine Automation at Sandvik, spoke at the QLD TAFE launch
of The Diploma of Applied Technologies and discussed how the course will enable him to bridge the skills gap in the workforce.



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