RMIT, the Australian public research university, announced on May 26 that it was partnering with IBM, Palo Alto Networks, and Stone & Chalk to offer a graduate certificate in cybersecurity and graduate certificate in blockchain-enabled business. The programs are expected to start in October this year and will last for nine months. The public research university cited reports that showed the Australian cybersecurity industry would almost triple to 6 billion Australian dollars in the next six years.
Demand for blockchain developers will rise significantly in the future.
The Australian public research university RMIT introduced these new programs to meet the rising demand for industry professionals in the cybersecurity and blockchain industry. The growth in the cybersecurity industry will create demand for 18,000 professionals in the country. The blockchain industry in Australia is projected to show annual growth of 80%. Currently, only one in every 20 managers is able to find professionals in this field easily. RMIT Online CEO said that the current environment’s unpredictable nature requires them to strengthen and accelerate their understanding of the digital landscape.
The graduates of the blockchain program will help companies better apply technology.
Helen Souness, RMIT Online CEO, said that these technologies are emerging as business-critical skills, and they are delivering the training that provides those skills in the workforce. The head of the blockchain for IBM Australia and New Zealand, Rupert Colchester, noted that graduates of the blockchain program would be able to help companies apply the technology to their operations. He further stated that students would also be able to build more transparent supply chains that can be used across several industries ranging from the financial sector to fast-moving consumer goods.
Earlier this year, the public research university also launched an eight-week blockchain course called “Developing Blockchain Strategy.” Since the pandemic has put the world on a halt, the adoption of blockchain technology in various fields has increased as it solves several problems.