RMIT Online, in collaboration with the Accenture and fintech Stone & Chalk hub, announced the launch of two blockchain-focused courses that should provide students with an overview " complete "of technology.
According to RMIT, the courses will describe in detail how to design the blockchain infrastructure and how to think strategically about the implementation of a blockchain solution "in the core of their activities".
The new courses follow a short course – Developing Blockchain Strategy: RMIT's Managing Director Online Helen Souness has declared sold out in 48 hours.
"From financial services, oil and gas to mines and the government, the potential is enormous and we are already seeing real-world applications for blockchain across many industries," added the general manager of Accenture Australia and New Zealand Financial Services Technology Consulting, John Harris.
"However, to advance the technology and get to the next stage, we need him talented." Since blockchain is an evolving technology, educational initiatives are critical to bridge the skills gap and ensure that the & rsquo; Australia exploits its full potential. "
Courses are part of RMIT Online's portfolio which includes industry-approved short courses aimed at overcoming important skills gaps between executives, professionals and those seeking to improve.
The design of Blockchain solutions and the development of Blockchain applications start on October 8, 2018 and November 12, 2018.
RMIT, in collaboration with the Credly digital credential platform, has also been launched this month. # 39; initiative that provides students receive digital credentials enabled for blockchain.
The initiative will offer students the opportunity to publish data on the skills and capabilities of blockchain and will also allow sharing on social networks, including LinkedIn.  RMIT believes that the initiative illustrates "first and significant applications of blockchain technology".  "RMIT is at the forefront of helping both students and employers to harness the potential of the blockchain to fill gaps in skills and long-standing communications," said vice-chancellor of education and vice president Professor Belinda Tynan. "Our collaboration will provide students with the tools to better communicate skills and experiences relevant to the sector in economic and life opportunities."
The university established the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub in September, touted as the world's first research center focusing on the social sciences of the blockchain.
At the time, RMIT argued that blockchain technology was becoming a core infrastructure for the global economy and that expected distributed ledger technology "revolutionized the business as we know it" in the next years.
The hub aims to develop an interdisciplinary research group focusing on economic, cultural and social implications and on the impacts of blockchain technologies; collaborate with industry to share research, ensure that students are ready for work when they graduate and provide solutions and advice for the business; develop and implement policies and measures relevant to the sector of the size and impact of the blockchain economy; and engage with government, policymakers, stakeholders and public debate on the social and political impact of blockchain technology
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