Short courses providing skills for the future workplace

Short courses providing skills for the future workplace

RMIT Online has launched five first-of-their-kind short courses in response to global demand for hard and soft skills in the digital space.

The new Digital Transformation courses, developed in collaboration with realestate.com.au (REA Group), Tigerspike and Paper Giant are set to connect business, design and technology.

The course is expected to appeal to managerial professionals and organisations — across all industries — looking to take a proactive approach to developing the skills necessary to stay relevant in the wake of disruption

RMIT Vice Chancellor and President Martin Bean CBE said this was another great example of how the University was well-positioned to up-skill students in a rapidly changing world.

“Digital disruption is changing the way people study, work and live and many of our students are looking for flexible, targeted and industry-focused learning options that they are able to apply immediately,” he said.

“Through courses like this, we are creating real industry connections and collaboration opportunities to ensure our students have the right skills for the future world of work – wherever they are located and at whatever stage of their career they are in.”

Fuelled by radical developments in digitisation, artificial intelligence and automation, the size of Australia’s digital economy is forecasted to reach $139bn by 2020.

While roughly one in four jobs in Australia are expected to be transformed by emerging disruptive technologies, according to Deloitte’s recent Human Capital Trends report, a survey of 1500 executives conducted in 2017 revealed that only 17% were familiar with artificial intelligence (AI).

According to realestate.com.au (REA Group) Chief Inventor, Nigel Dalton, we are currently experiencing a re-balancing of the centuries-old model of the factors of production thanks to the internet, digitally connecting consumers, citizens and organisations, and that means old definitions and ways of work are rapidly changing.

“’Land’ in 2018 may just be a desk in a co-work space, or an online store on Amazon’s Cloud - not a bricks and mortar shop,” he said.

“To thrive in this new world of pixels and bytes, employees will require a new approach to learning - and RMIT Online delivers it. Realestate.com.au is a typical 21st century employer, with an increasing need for t-shaped, digital-savvy people, and we’re engaged in the RMIT Online Digital Transformation program to help make that a reality.”

Digital Transformation will cover:

  • Human Centred Design
  • Product Development and Innovation
  • Digital Marketing Fundamentals
  • CX Strategy and Design
  • Digital Delivery with Agile

Following the successful launches of iOS App Development with Swift and Developing Blockchain Strategy short courses, the latest Digital Transformation courses see RMIT Online continuing to fulfil its vision of fostering a community of lifelong learners, successfully navigating the world of work.  

These first-of-their-kind, industry-endorsed short courses help executives and professionals future proof their careers in a more accessible and convenient manner.

Story: Karen Phelan

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