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Australia’s first accredited blockchain courses have arrived


Australia now has a formal, accredited and nationally recognised way of identifying blockchain people.

The Advanced Diploma of Applied Blockchain (10747NAT) consists of eight modules, including six core modules and two electives. Developed by Blockchain Collective, it's the first blockchain course to be accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), making it Australia's first formal, nationally recognised, accredited blockchain course.

What you'll find

The course is a deep dive into the technology and is intended to prepare students for experiences such as transitioning an operation to a blockchain network, assessing the performance of a business model deployed on blockchain and more.

The course is delivered through registered training organisations, blended learning and intensive learning retreats, and will mark students across ten objectives. During the course, students will do the following:

  • Establish a blockchain framework for decentralised peer-to-peer consensus and innovation
  • Develop a blockchain business model
  • Learn to specify the functional development requirements of a blockchain network
  • Create trust and activate a blockchain with smart contracts
  • Develop a framework for operating a blockchain network
  • Develop a strategic network framework for interoperability
  • Prepare the organisation for transitioning operations to a blockchain network
  • Develop a blockchain governance model for stewardship
  • Lead recruitment strategy for blockchain projects
  • Analyse the performance of a business model deployed on a blockchain

"We are honoured to bring accredited blockchain education to the Australian and International markets," said Nathan Burns, Blockchain Collective co-founder. "This is just the tip of the iceberg with regard to implementing blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. I feel the timing is comparable to the World Wide Web in the early 1990s. And today, 55% of the world's population have internet access and use it on a daily basis. Just imagine where we will be in the next 10-20 years, now there is an accredited course."

The Blockchain Collective aims to service the growing demand for qualified and skilled people in the application of blockchain technologies, and just about all the industry research ever conducted on the area has found a pronounced shortage of skilled blockchain developers over the last couple of years.

It might not help that many of the developers with the most experience in the field aren't especially motivated by money anymore. But with the gradual proliferation of blockchain solutions around the world, one certainly doesn't have to be a developer to work in the field anymore. Other courses, such as ConsenSys's Blockchain Foundations and Use Cases, are also geared at imparting broad blockchain experience.

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