Graduate Certificate in Blockchain Enabled Business

Graduate Certificate in Blockchain Enabled Business

POSTGRADUATE

Upskill for leadership in the digital economy, for commerce, government and social enterprise.

Student type:
Mode of study:
On campus
Online
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Full-time 6 months
Part-time 1 year
Fees:

$16,320 (2022 total)

Next intake:
February
Location:
Online
Melbourne City
Mode of study:
On campus
Online
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Full-time 6 months
Fees:

AU$21,120 (2022 total)

Next intake:
February
Location:
Melbourne City

Overview

The pace of adoption of digital interaction and business models has massively increased since early 2020.

The transition to the digital economy is now a worldwide economic imperative and people who can lead in the transition will have secure career opportunities. The Graduate Certificate in Blockchain Enabled Business is designed to prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills to lead at the frontier of the emerging new digital global economy.

Blockchain is a transformative technology at the centre of the new digital economy, with wide-ranging applications across all aspects of commerce, government and social enterprises. It is fundamentally reshaping the industrial, employment and social landscape that future graduates will live and work in. 

Global and Australian labour market reports show that there has been more than 200% year-on-year job growth in this field since 2015. Approximately half of that growth is for people with the knowledge and skills to identify, understand and communicate the value proposition and the economic, financial, accounting, legal, ethical, business IT and strategic management dimensions of blockchain for all types of industries. 

RMIT is a global frontrunner in this space, with its world-leading Blockchain Innovation Hub helping to set the national and global agenda for enterprise transformation. This graduate certificate is ideal for professionals seeking to upskill, or people seeking to transition into the blockchain field. It will prepare you to work in a globalised, international context in a range of in-demand roles and sectors.

Details

Studies in this graduate certificate will equip you with the knowledge and skills you will need apply and manage blockchain in public and private enterprises.

Through a multi-disciplinary curriculum that brings together theoretical and practical learning and industry perspectives, you will learn about cryptofinance, smart contracts, the legal, ethical and regulatory aspects of new technologies, and how bockchain fits into the economy.

You will experience a variety of approaches to learning and teaching in this graduate certificate.

You will be exposed to the dimensions of blockchain in business to build a broad base of knowledge and capabilities that will prepare you for the international workforce.

You'll learn from experienced professionals and academics who will share their knowledge, research and experience, and assist you in developing skills as an independent and lifelong learner.

The major styles of teaching and learning you can expect to experience will include: 

Classroom teaching

Classroom teaching utilises a range of techniques, including lectures, presentations, simulations and group discussion, all designed to maximise your understanding of the curriculum. It provides an environment where you can ask questions, seek feedback and contribute to class discussion.

Problem-based learning

Working independently or as a group, you will apply knowledge to solve problems and examine case studies that relate to the business challenges you will encounter working in industry

Assignments and projects

These may be either research-based or problem-based. They will provide you with experience with research, and effective writing and presentation for a range of audiences. Assignments are designed to provide a way to receive feedback on your skills development to further enhance your capabilities.

Flexible delivery

The curriculum may incorporate extensive use of online teaching resources to support your learning, and for accessing relevant research sites. The University’s learning management system will be used for learning resources such as lecture notes and presentation slides, a range of assessment and feedback tools, discussion boards, quizzes and self-tests.

Assessment

Assessment is designed to provide you with opportunities to demonstrate your capabilities and specified learning outcomes. Methods of assessment will vary between subjects. 

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.

As part of your studies, you will have the opportunity to learn from guest lecturers and advisers from industry. Subjects in your course may include industry-focused case studies. There are also opportunities to take part in a variety of business competitions, hackathons, and industry-connected student groups and forums at RMIT, including the RMIT Blockchain Association.

Full-time students can expect 12 contact hours per week (either face to face or online), plus a recommended minimum 24 hours of independent study commitment per week.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this degree and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

View the learning outcomes for each stream:

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this degree and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

The Graduate Certificate in Blockchain Enabled Business consists of four required, core subjects.

On completion of the graduate certficate, students may progress to the Master of Blockchain Rabled Business which includes open electives that may be selected from any of the eligible postgraduate electives at RMIT, including inernships and global intensives.

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Graduate Certificate in Blockchain Enabled Business
Program code: GC180

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Graduate Certificate in Blockchain Enabled Business
City Campus
0.5 years full-time or part time equivalent
GC180
103208E
Location
City Campus
Duration
0.5 years full-time or part time equivalent
Plan code
GC180
CRICOS
103208E
Graduate Certificate in Blockchain Enabled Business
City Campus
0.5 years full-time or part time equivalent
GC180O
Location
City Campus
Duration
0.5 years full-time or part time equivalent
Plan code
GC180O
CRICOS

Note: International student visa holders can only study full-time.

IMPORTANT: International students can only enrol in plans that have a CRICOS code. Plans listed above which do not display a CRICOS code are not CRICOS registered. RMIT is in the process of seeking CRICOS registration for these plans and is awaiting the outcome.

Career

The Graduate Certificate in Blockchain Enabled Business will equip you for a career at the forefront of the new global digital economy.

It will prepare you to work in a globalised, international environment as a business analyst, consultant, policy advisor or manager in the many and varied business sectors that adopt blockchain technology. These may include finance, banking, health, trade, supply chain and logistics, and a range of government and social service agencies requiring expertise in the field.

Admissions

You need to satisfy all of the following entry requirements to be considered for entry into this degree.

You must have:

  • An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent, or higher level qualification, in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution.

If you do not meet the above entry requirement for the Graduate Certificate you may be considered if you have a minimum of 5 years full-time equivalent work experience. Applicants will be required to submit a curriculum vitae (CV).

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

You must meet the University's minimum English language requirements to be eligible for a place in this program.

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this degree.

You must have successfully completed:

An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) or higher level of qualification in any discipline.

You may also be considered if you have a minimum of 5 years of full-time equivalent work experience. Applicants will be required to submit a curriculum vitae (CV).

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

To study this course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.

Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.

Pathways

If you wish to progress to the Master of Blockchain Enabled Business, upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Blockchain Enabled Business you will be admitted to the Master degree with credits from the four courses completed in the Graduate Certificate, leaving a further eight courses to complete.

Credit and recognition of prior learning

Applicants who have successfully completed postgraduate studies in a business or related discipline at another institution can have these assessed for credit or exemptions from this course consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

Graduate Certificate in Blockchain Enabled Business is a pathway to the Master of Blockchain Enabled Business.

You can gain entry into this degree from a range of RMIT undergraduate programs.

Credit may reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant study experience.

When you are submitting an application, please indicate that you want to be considered for credit and provide detailed course syllabus (also known as course outline), outlining volume of learning, course content and weekly topics, learning objectives/outcomes, assessment types and their weightings, and reference to the learning resources such as prescribed textbooks and recommended readings.

Upon successful completion of this graduate certificate, you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University, including postgraduate programs, subject to the program's entrance requirements.

Fees

2022 indicative fees

  • Full-fee places: AU$16,320.

Additional expenses

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment*

Amounts quoted are indicative fees per annum, and are based on a standard year of full-time study (96 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.

Paying your fees and applying for refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

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 2022 is $315.

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.

FEE-HELP loans

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.

SA-HELP Loans

You may be eligible to apply to defer payment of the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) through the SA-HELP loan scheme. If you use SA-HELP, the amount will be added to your accumulated HELP debt.

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.

For more information about loan repayment options see Commonwealth assistance (HELP loans) or Study Assist.

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 Services Australia for further information about student income support entitlements, your eligibility and how to apply.

You may be eligible to apply for income tax deductions for education expenses linked to your employment.

See the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for more information.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

The total indicative tuition fee for 2022 commencement is AU$21,120.

In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:

You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.

Find out more details about how fees are calculated and the expected annual increase.

Applying for refunds

Find information on how to apply for a refund as a continuing international student.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

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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.