In early March, Australian state Senator Andrew Bragg urged the Australian blockchain industry to pick up the pace or risk falling behind other developed nations. Almost exactly a month later, TAFE (Technical and Further Education) Queensland has answered the call by announcing the world’s first accredited course in blockchain technology.
Applications in Arts, Banking and Business
The new course, which will equip graduates with a Diploma of Applied Blockchain, will enable real-world applications in the arts, banking and business sectors.
According to its TAFE overview, the course is designed for experienced professionals with basic experience in business planning, blockchain and distributed ledger technologies wanting to formalise or further their skills in this area.
Recent workforce data from LinkedIn identified blockchain as the most in-demand hard skill of 2020, with qualified professionals in the field in high demand.
Among other specifics, the TAFE course will cover how to:
- develop a blockchain business model implementation plan;
- apply big data and blockchain technologies to the Internet of Things (IoT);
- develop a team business model that aligns team operations with a blockchain business model;
- identify and apply big data to enable marketing strategies within a blockchain ecosystem; and
- develop, monitor and maintain a governance policy within a blockchain network.
Successful completion of the course will allow graduates to seek work in a range of management or operational roles applying blockchain technologies within new and existing organisations.
How to Apply
To apply and learn more about study options for the TAFE Queensland Diploma of Applied Blockchain, visit TAFE’s website.
According to Austin Lewinsmith, co-founder of Blockchain Collective, a partner of TAFE Queensland, “Blockchain technology will underpin the development of the Web 3.0 revolution because it provides highly effective, efficient and secure ways of managing data.’’
As also reported by Crypto News Australia this week, the Australian Web3 ecosystem is growing exponentially. The availability of this new course, therefore, could not have come at a better time.
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