RMIT Online partners with industry to launch digital transformation courses

- May 29, 2018 2 MIN READ
RMIT Online

RMIT is continuing to build out its Online offering, today launching a ‘cluster’ of short courses on digital transformation developed in partnership with REA Group, Tigerspike, and Paper Giant.

The five courses are industry build and centered, RMIT Online stated, designed to “respond to global demand for hard and soft skills in the digital space”.

Students will be taken through human centred design, product development and innovation, digital marketing fundamentals, CX strategy and design, and digital delivery with agile.

Helen Souness, CEO of RMIT Online, said, “With so much change in workplaces as business tries to transform to meet digital disruption, individuals need to update their skills and be ready and confident in the digital economy.

“At RMIT Online, we believe that individuals and businesses need to understand workforce trends quickly to adapt their strategy to meet these opportunities. This course aims to do that.”

Each course will cost $770 and run for six weeks, or enrolling in the full program will cost $3080.

Nigel Dalton, chief inventor at REA Group, said of the organisation’s involvement, “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.”

The launch of the new courses follows RMIT Online in February partnering with Stone and Chalk and Accenture to develop an eight week course on blockchain strategy.

The university also last November announced the roll out of new coding courses taught through Apple’s App Development with Swift curriculum, the first Australian institution to sign up to run the curriculum.

Teaching Swift, the coding language developed by Apple, the curriculum was designed by Apple engineers and educators for students of any age and entry level.

It began running through RMIT Online last year, with a vocational education short course taught on campus from February.

Image: Helen Souness. Source: Supplied.