RMIT Online links up with Stone & Chalk to launch course on blockchain strategy

- February 20, 2018 2 MIN READ
RMIT Online

Melbourne university RMIT has partnered with fintech hub Stone and Chalk and Accenture to develop an eight week course on blockchain strategy.

Developed in partnership with the university’s Blockchain Innovation Hub, the course will cost $1,600 – or $1,300 for early bird sign ups – and run through the university’s RMIT Online hub, kicking off next month.

The course will take students through a conceptual understanding of blockchain technology, conceptual understanding of the potential impact of blockchain on wider society, use case across different industries, and blockchain value propositions.

It will also go take students through strategic frameworks for applying blockchain their business, and a deeper technical understanding and application of blockchain and blockchain environments.

Helen Souness, CEO of RMIT Online, said the course will equip participant with the “relevant understanding of blockchain” and the skills to consider how it will impact the strategy of the businesses they run.

“Blockchain will play a critical role in the future of business, with its application already prevalent across multiple industries like finance, government, energy and health care,” she said.

“With every major innovation in technology comes great opportunities and new risks. At RMIT Online, we believe individuals and businesses need to understand technology quickly, to adapt their strategy to meet these opportunities.  This course aims to do that.”

Alan Tsen, general manager of Stone and Chalk in Melbourne, said, “Stone and Chalk has been in discussions with businesses and governments for years around the emergence of blockchain and how it will impact their industry. Banks are already behind blockchain technology in a big way. There is a real demand for blockchain training and a skills gap in the market that needs to be addressed.”

The blockchain course will be the second to run through RMIT Online, with the university last November announcing 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.

The program began running through RMIT Online last year, with a vocational education short course taught on campus from this month.

Image: Helen Souness. Source: Supplied.