Impact Academy

Impact Academy

An intensive playground for students to co-create and lead a modern organisation.

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What is Impact academy?

Impact Academy is a semester-long program designed to cultivate a student’s professional experience, skillset and toolbox by navigating, collaborating and solving real-world challenges.

An intensive playground where students co-create and lead a modern style organisation, working on a diverse range of challenges sourced from start-ups, corporates, NGOs or government. 

Why students join Impact Academy:

How does it work?

The Impact Academy is run like any modern organisation/agency - students work in teams to tackle real industry challenges, designing novel solutions and testing them with real customers. Our challenges are sourced from start-ups, corporates, NGOs or government problems.


Projects are aligned to three key thematic areas:

  1. Emerging tech for good
  2. Social impact
  3. Education futures

Who is it for?

Presently, Impact Academy is for students undertaking their Applied bachelor degree from the College of Business and Law who are undertaking the work-integrated learning (WIL) component of their degree. 

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About RMIT Activator

We are the entrepreneurial heart of RMIT – a community of entrepreneurially minded people wo are eager to develop their workplace skills and bring innovative ideas and projects to life.

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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