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Designing Blockchain Solutions

Strengthen your technical understanding of blockchain and evaluate the different platforms to create your own blockchain solution architecture, without even needing to code.


Stone & ChalkAccenture

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Why learn Designing Blockchain Solutions

Australia is currently facing a blockchain skills shortage. Distributed ledgers are the most revolutionary and disruptive technology to arrive in decades, but there are very few people who can actually design blockchain business solutions. We call that an opportunity.

"From financial services and oil and gas, to mining and government, the potential is huge and we are already seeing the real world applications for blockchain across many industries.  However, to move the technology forward and get to the next stage, we need the talent." John Harris, Managing Director Financial Services Technology Consulting, Accenture.

Designing Blockchain Solutions is an industry-approved short course, developed in partnership with Accenture and Stone & Chalk. You’ll study real world case studies and evaluate platforms including - Ethereum, Sawtooth, Fabric and Composer - to deliver your own blockchain design solution.

Course overview


Key takeaways from this course

Designing Blockchain Solutions builds on our Developing Blockchain Strategy course. We’re moving beyond the theory here, and onto practical applications – using blockchain to solve real world business problems. This course requires a more technical understanding and will be a deeper dive into the fundamentals of blockchain infrastructure.   

Along the way, you’ll be supported by expert mentors, complete an end-to-end industry project and delve into blockchain tools like Ethereum, Sawtooth, Fabric and Composer. There’s no other course like it in Australia.

Key topics

  • How to approach a blockchain design challenge
  • Analyse real-world blockchain case studies
  • Evaluate platforms including Ethereum, Sawtooth, Fabric and Composer
  • Understand the implementation of smart contracts and how to manage them
  • Complete an end-to-end blockchain design projects
How does it work?

Course outline

Module 1

Blockchain best practice

  • Current landscape for blockchain and DLT and integration with existing tech

  • End-to-end project process


Identifying MVE and digital object

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Module 2

Solution design

  • Reference architecture and functional requirements

  • Discover the blockchain tech stack: core building blocks, cryptography, nodes and transactions


Build your scope

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Module 3

Blockchain components

  • Understand and managing smart contracts

  • Network types – public, private and consortium

  • Consensus mechanisms

  • On-chain and off-chain governance


Blockchain building blocks

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Module 4

Platform deep-dive

  • Deep dive into key platforms including Hyperledger (Sawtooth, Fabric)and Ethereum


Add key elements to your solution

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Module 5

Making the decision

  • Platform evaluation framework

  • Vendor assessment framework


Design your blockchain solution

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Module 6

What's next

  • Project reflection with peers 

    Tap into industry experts

    Future exploration on emerging trends





What support you'll get

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Weekly expert webinar - Q&A

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3x videos & content per week

  • Industry experts discuss key themes
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Your own industry mentor

  • Weekly webinars
  • Q&A over Slack
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Join a dynamic community of lifelong learners

How does it work?
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The RMIT edge


This course builds on Developing Blockchain Strategy, taking you on a more technical, solutions driven approach. You’ll learn to design blockchain solutions, assess opportunities and pitfalls, pick the best strategy and scope actual blockchain solution infrastructure. No coding required.

Make industry connections

Sometimes it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. And we know a lot of people. We designed this course alongside tech leaders, Accenture and Stone & Chalk. You’ll be learning blockchain from the best in the business.

Collaborative learning

Online learning doesn’t mean doing it all yourself. There’s plenty of chances to interact with your classmates, plus one-to-one mentoring and online support. It’s university for the 21st century.

Find out more in our FAQ section.

Learn with industry experts

Get ready to meet some of the biggest names in the blockchain 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’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.



Designing Blockchain Solutions

Learn Designing Blockchain Solutions in 6 weeks. Enrol in our online course to move your career forward, fully backed by RMIT University and in partnership with Accenture and Stone & Chalk.

Enrol in Designing Blockchain Solutions

A$1,400 GST inc.

Start date: 21 January 2019

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You will be eligible for a certificate on completing this course.

We estimate that you will need a total of 50 hours to complete this course over 8 weeks.

1) A computer with good internet access
2) Slack (web or free on the App Store)
3) ZOOM Cloud Meetings (web or free on the App Store)

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