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Developing Blockchain Strategy

Understand the fundamentals and impact of blockchain, and work with leading industry experts to build a real-world strategy for your business.

  • Starting 20 May 2019
  • 100% online, 8 weeks
  • A$1,600 GST inc.
  • Prerequisites:

    None

 
 

100% online, mentor supported, workplace ready education

Why learn blockchain strategy

You’ve probably heard of blockchain. It’s the technology that powers a US$180billion cryptocurrency industry. But the truth is, cryptocurrencies (e.g. Bitcoin) are only a small part of blockchain’s potential. We’re here to show you the big picture. RMIT is the first Australian university to offer a dedicated blockchain short course: Developing Blockchain Strategy. We’ve partnered with industry leaders, like Accenture and Stone & Chalk, to develop a hands-on blockchain program. It’s a course for people who want to build real-world strategies and upskill fast.

How does it work

We’ll start with the technology itself – the foundational structures and how they work. Then we’ll take a look at the scope of the wider blockchain industry. The key stakeholders. The scale and pace of investment. And how you can apply these learnings to your own business.

No entry requirements for the course, just bring a positive and inquisitive attitude as we will be discussing complex concepts.

Skills learned

Conceptual understanding of blockchain technology; framework for applying blockchain to your business; key technical, legal and regulatory considerations; cost benefit analysis.

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Your experience with RMIT Future Skills

Upskill online, on your terms. Taught by industry leaders, backed by RMIT.

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100% online

Our flexible short courses are designed to fit your lifestyle, not replace it. Study online, after hours, when and where you like.

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RMIT credential

The cutting edge skills you learn will be rigorously assessed and recognised by both a leading university and key employers in the field.

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Industry mentors

RMIT experience provides structure on top of online learning through 1:1 mentor support, webinars and a community of lifelong learners.

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Real world skills

Level up your skills and qualifications as a digital native. Our courses are about practical training, building a network and applying your learning.

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Expert content

We have partnered with leading employers across the world to multiply the power of a world-leading university with the best of industry.

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Community

Make the most out of your online learning by interacting with your peers, experts and industry employers. Meaningful connections to help propel your career.

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Learning outcomes

What do you take away from our courses?

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Qualification

After completing an RMIT Future Skills course, you will earn an RMIT certificate and credential which can be validated, recognised and shared on social media platforms.

Skills

These courses are all about practical training. Each week, the skills you need to master will be walked through in live online tutorials that allow you to see success in action, and ask questions to overcome obstacles that are slowing your progress.

Work-ready project

We combine the power of industry experts with a leading university to get you working on practical, work-ready projects that you can immediately apply back in your office.

Course Outline

Module 1

What is blockchain

Core blockchain concepts

Evolution of blockchain

Dark markets and Bitcoin

Assignment

Explain blockchain to a 5-year-old

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Module 2

The case for blockchain

Decentralising trust

Research a blockchain case study

Assignment

Identify challenges and opportunities for your blockchain initiative

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Module 3

Blockchain in financial services sector

Impact on financial services

Permissioned and permissionless networks

Disruption to banking

Assignment

Value proposition for your blockchain initiative

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Module 4

Hurdles to adoption, impact on the business

Blockchain and the law

Regulatory risks and legal challenges

Assignment

Identify hurdles to adoption in your industry

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Module 5

The edges of innovation

Industrial and digital disruption

Approaches to deploying blockchain

Proof of concept to production

Assignment

Plan your proof of concept

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Module 6

Implementing BC technology: strategic approaches

Strategic framework and approaches

Challenges and benefits in your industry

Assignment

Your blockchain strategy framework

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Module 7

Building your blockchain strategy

Finalise and present your framework

Reflect and iterate with peers

Presentation

Present your blockchain framework

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Module 8

What's next?

Tap into industry experts

Future exploration on emerging trends

 

 

 

Learn with Industry Experts

Get ready to meet some of the biggest names in the business.

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Stone and Chalk

Stone and Chalk are the champions of early adopters. They’re Asia’s largest fintech hub – a not-for-profit that supports innovative, boundary-pushing tech start-ups. When it comes to blockchain application in Australia, they’re the ones blazing the trail.

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Accenture

Accenture’s motto is simple: ‘New isn’t on its way. We’re applying it right now.’ They’re one of the world’s biggest technology agencies, providing blockchain solutions for most of the Fortune Global 500. They even run dedicated Blockchain Bootcamps.


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