Online Graduate Certificate in Blockchain Enabled Business
DurationFull time 9 months, Part-time 1 year
AU$15,360 (2020 total)
Next intakeJanuary, April, July, October
The blockchain is a distributed ledger technology, where data is dispersed and validated across numerous members. The technology has no central control, cannot be tampered with, and has complete traceability. Due to the blockchain’s tamper-free nature, enhanced security, and improved efficiencies, the technology has many possible uses, including being the technology behind cryptocurrency. Beyond cryptocurrency, there are still enormous opportunities for organisations to utilise the blockchain and unlock its full potential.
Graduates of this program will possess the capabilities to strategise and confidently communicate how the blockchain can be used to deliver benefits to business.
Our Graduate Certificate in Blockchain Enabled Business will equip you with the skills to practically apply your knowledge and create a blockchain strategy that can be implemented within your organisation. Develop the confidence to speak about the blockchain, and effectively communicate its value to stakeholders.
Outcomes of this course include the ability to:
- demonstrate a critical and practical understanding of blockchain practices and issues relating to distributed ledger technology
- apply concepts, principles, and methods of the blockchain in relation to organisational goals
- evaluate blockchain strategies and solutions to complex business problems
- apply reasoned judgement to address ethical and regulatory obligations
- review performance feedback and identify improvement strategies
- communicate blockchain data and concepts to an array of diverse audiences
- apply an adaptive and collaborative approaches to working with others in various contexts.
As part of this course, you will complete four subjects:
Blockchain and the Cryptoeconomy
Be introduced to blockchain and understand how distributed ledger technology can drive the economy, markets, firms, and the government. You will also explore the ethical and political challenges and implications of blockchain.
This course explores the fundamentals of money and cryptofinance, as well as the financial and valuation theories of cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin, Ripple, and Ethereum.
Through this course, you’ll understand the potential of blockchain in transforming industries and societies. You’ll develop a strategic plan and design a blockchain ecosystem that considers factors such as functional requirements, coding and data storage, and scalability.
Law and Policy for Emerging Technologies
This course examines the emergence of new technologies and business models over the past decade and the impact that they have had on society, ethics, law, regulation and policy. You will dissect the pressures emerging technologies such as blockchain place on current regulatory approaches and frameworks. Traditional approaches to regulation and policy development and key examples of current regulation will be examined. You will study a range of theories and approaches to developing fit-for-purpose regulation and be equipped with the skills and knowledge to develop policy and regulation that can keep pace with technological change.
The Online Graduate Certificate in Blockchain Enabled Business will equip mid-senior business professionals with the knowledge and skills to understand how the blockchain can address existing organisational problems and drive business value.
Our graduates have come from a number of roles, including those in finance, strategy, operations, technology, HR, risk, and marketing.
International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University. You can provide your results from one of these three options:
- An accepted English language proficiency test, or
- An accepted English language provider, or
- A recognised Australian or international qualification.
2020 indicative fees
Full-fee places: AU$15,360.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Annual fee adjustment
Amount quoted is the 2020 total program tuition fee, and is based on a total annual load of 48 credit points. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load.
Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
Defer your payment
This program is offered on a full-fee paying basis only. If you are offered a place, you will need to pay the full tuition costs of your program. However, eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.
Learn more about fees for postgraduate study.
How does a HELP loan work?
If your FEE-HELP and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to 100% of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.
You only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying). The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
This program is approved for income support.
You may be eligible for student income support payments from the Commonwealth Government if you are undertaking a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or an approved professionally oriented masters by coursework program. For more information see Income support for Masters students.
If you are enrolled in an eligible program you will also need to satisfy all other student payment eligibility requirements. You can contact Centrelink or the Department of Human Services for further information about student income support entitlements, your eligibility and how to apply.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2020 is $308.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.