In an emerging crypto industry, Blockchain is the technology which is behind cryptocurrencies. To bridge up the skills gap, the Australian University, RMIT is offering course on Blockchain for eight weeks.
Australians to obtain Blockchain course – RMIT announced
An Australian University, RMIT has launched Australia’s first university Blockchain course. It is an eight-week short course, termed “Developing Blockchain Strategy” by RMIT in partnering with fintech startups Stone & Chalk and consulting Firm, Accenture.
However, the course will not only guide the students with theoretical understanding but also it goes beyond the conceptual and practical aspects of Blockchain.
The director of the Blockchain Innovation Hub, Jason Potts said:
“You won’t just get a theoretical understanding of blockchain: you’ll learn how to use it. It’s one of those things where a whole lot of different technologies have come together to contribute to it working […] Much of this course is designed to help executives and business leaders to understand not just how this new technology works, and understanding what’s actually behind it, but also how it reflects business models and business strategy”.
Course Details And How does it work?
Referring to an official website opens up the course details. Therefore, the course comes with cost of A$1300 GST inc., commencing from 19 March, 2018. It will be a single course to run around 5-7 hours/week. However, this blockchain course in association with industry leaders ensures practical use-cases and not just a theoretical understanding.
Any person without having a technical knowledge can enroll the course. Further, he will be requird to submit an assessment in a week seven.
The blockchain Innovation Hub is on eye over the growth of emerging blockchain economy. In consort with this, they are also in research with industry partners towards the applications. Like, trade, banking, logistics, insurance, creative industries and healthcare.
The best part of Blockchain technology is that it uses computers with advanced encryption to keep transactions records. While noticing the strong bond between banks, fintech and Blockchain, Alan Tsen, the general manager of Stone & Chalk says “this kind of courses are much needed”.
“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”.
It’s not the initial approach from the RMIT’s
RMIT’s course is not the first of its kind in Blockchain industry, UC Berkeley (a University of California, Berkeley) offers an interdisciplinary course on Blockchain. Thus, it would refer as potential blockchain career guidelines for students.