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Digital Leadership

Become a high-performing leader as your business switches to digital. Learn how to manage people, prepare for change, and build strategies to succeed in industry 4.0.

  • Starting 7 Oct 2019
  • 100% online, 6 weeks (5-8 hours per week)
  • A$1,600 GST inc.
  • Prerequisites: None

100% online, mentor supported, workplace ready

Why learn Digital Leadership

According to Deloitte’s 2017 Global Human Capital Trends report, leaders need to think, act and react differently to guide businesses in the digital age, yet only 5 per cent of organisations feel confident that they have strong digital leadership in place. That's why we’ve teamed up with global technology leader Thoughtworks to equip emerging leaders, entrepreneurs and consultants with digital leadership skills for the future. Learn cutting-edge techniques from some of Australia’s most influential innovators, including creativity, quick decision-making, and agile workflow processes to help transform your career and workplace.

How does it work

This course equips you with the knowledge, skills and capabilities to successfully lead in a fast paced, complex and uncertain environment. Over 6 weeks, you'll study the future of work, the demands and qualities of the modern leader and identify your own mindset and biases. You'll then learn how to lead in a modern organisation, looking at how to inspire teams with purpose to deliver value for customers. 

The course runs entirely online so you can fit it in and around your work and life schedule, with a mix of tutorials, interactive webinars and 1:1 mentor support. You'll learn from the real world experiences and challenges faced by our industry partners, and apply your new knowledge to a leadership scenario to create a personalised leadership development plan. 

Skills learned

Agile development, team empowerment, soft skills for enterprise, digital management strategies, digital communication techniques, culture growth and more. 

Find out more in our FAQ section.

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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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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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.


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

The shift in leadership

Shifts in Leadership


VUCA prime 


Your experience in leadership


Module 2

It starts with the customer

Why the customer?

A simple and clear purpose 

Research and decision making 


Creating a hypothesis


Module 3

How to get work done in teams

The Agile leader

Cascading measures and OKRs

A high performing team 


Metrics for success


Module 4

Developing your leadership style

Different leadership styles

Servant leadership

Creating a human place to work



A day in the life of...


Module 5

Developing your leadership toolkit

Pulling it together with the Business Model Canvas


Creating a feedback culture 


$100 and a bike


Module 6

What's next?

Presenting and storytelling 

Resilience and vulnerability 



Your first TED talk


Learn with Industry Experts

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

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Gary O'Brien

Principal consultant, Thoughtworks

A business technology leader with over 25 years' experience, Gary helps clients to bridge the connection between technology led business transformation and value delivery, enabling agility and growth. Gary is also a co-author of "Digital Transformation Game Plan" and co-creator of Digital Fluency Model. And a coffee connoisseur and blogger at

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Sue Visic

Head of Offerings, Thoughtworks

A strategically focused business leader with over 20 years’ experience, Sue helps organisations to rethink how they focus their operations and assist them to make more informed, data guided business decisions. Sue's expertise includes developing and implementing organisational strategies, delivering large scale technology transformation programs, building high performing consulting teams and partnering with clients to resolve complex operational problems.

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Rebecca Houghton

Talent change facilitator, speaker and coach

Rebecca's international career has spanned two decades at the forefront of talent thought leadership. She has transformed the traditional approaches of legacy organisations such as Australia Post and Bupa Australia, leading multiple award-winning initiatives in support of the changing nature of work.  Today Rebecca helps organisations and leaders to do business differently.  

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Julia Birks

Associate strategic design director, Isobar

With 16 years’ industry experience spanning industrial, print, digital and service design, Julia is passionate about anchoring an organisation's strategy around great customer experiences and outcomes-driven work. Julia has delivered UX and service design projects, ranging from expert reviews, website redesigns, digital strategies, current state service mapping and future state service design. She has worked with a variety of industries, including state and federal government, finance, telecoms, education and health. She loves facilitating, and using design thinking and an iterative approach to solve complex organisational problems.

She sits on the committee for the SDNow Conference in Australia, and on the Board for the Spectrum app which is seeking to improve mental health and wellbeing outcomes for LGBTQ youth.

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