The Adaptor Project

The Adaptor Project

Applications for March 2021 intake are now open.

Learn the skills, develop the toolkit, and build your capabilities, to deliver high quality enterprise programs that prepare your students for the future of work.

Educators play a critical role in developing and supporting young people's transition to an increasingly complex and uncertain workplace – one that demands new skills, tools and mindset to help flourish.

The Adaptor Project (TAP) provides the toolkit to design and deliver exceptional enterprise learning experiences, that better prepare students for the modern economy.

Unlike traditional professional learning (PL), TAP is designed to both introduce skills and knowledge, but also introduce teachers to alternative and new career pathways so that they can best support students in life and work.

Why should I get involved?

What does the learning journey look like?

Who should apply?

This program is suitable for K-12, VET, VCAL or general high school educators across all disciplines who are enthusiastic about incorporating enterprise skills, tools and mindsets into their classrooms, institutions and programs.

Application Process

What does the time commitment look like?

TAP March 2021 intake will run from one whole day just like your regular 9 AM – 5 PM.

The session will consist of the following phases:

  • Learning about the personal innovation imperative, and aligning purpose
  • Identifying opportunities for change and value creation
  • Being customer-centric and getting to know the customer
  • Developing solutions and testing these solutions
  • Building early stage business models around a great product or service
  • Presenting and telling your story

Our experts

Darren Sutton
Founder, The Common Purpose Collective

The Common Purpose Collective was founded in 2016 with the intention of making it easy for business to make a positive difference to the lives of their stakeholders.

Darren, himself, enjoys working on both big, complex business problems at enterprise level. He has worked with the likes of NAB, Westpac and Australia Post. Equally, Darren also find the greatest satisfaction to help new ventures founders bridge the gap between good ideas and outstanding execution on solutions that are desirable, viable and feasible.

Dylan Bennett
Senior Education Product Advisor, RMIT Activator

Dylan is a seasoned educator with a decade of global experience in education. His focus is on the intersection of higher education and best practice online and experiential learning design.

Determined to be Jack-of-all-trades, master of some, Dylan’s eclectic experiences intertwine theatre, music and sports with business founder, high school maths teacher, applied behaviour analyst and online learner accessibility consultant to craft unique and impactful learning experiences.

Program delivery partners


Applications for March 2021 intake are now open.



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Eligibility criteria

  • At least one founding member has to be RMIT Staff, Student or Alumni
  • Demonstrate a working MVP
  • Can work part or full-time from the CBD co-working space
  • Commitment to key program activities including weekly stand-ups every Monday at 10am– 11:30am
Induction day.

What we look for

  • Unique value proposition
  • Evidence of customer engagement
  • High impact potential
  • A team with complementary skills
  • Commitment to building a business
  • Open-mindedness and coachability
  • Eagerness to engage with a community

Key Program Dates

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer