New short courses launched to address workforce needs

RMIT has developed a new series of higher education certificates to help Australia’s workforce upskill and reskill in a post-pandemic economy.

The new online courses have been developed in support of the Federal Government’s Higher Education Relief Package and will be focused on the priority fields of nursing, teaching, health, IT or science.

RMIT Vice-Chancellor and President Martin Bean CBE welcomed the short online course initiative designed to support workers whose jobs had been affected by COVID-19.

“We’re committed to supporting the community, just as we always have, to adapt and respond in a changing world,” he said.

“As a university, we are committed to preparing our students for life and work and these courses have been designed with that promise in mind.”

While the Vice-Chancellor said RMIT would continue actively collaborating across the global research community as it responded to COVID-19, he reiterated the importance of Government partnerships like this to support the future workforce.

“As we eye a post-pandemic recovery, our role in society and the economy has never been more important,” he said.

“These short courses will create new opportunities for Australian workers and create a pivot point for broader reform.”

Upon finishing a higher education certificate, students will have opportunities to choose a pathway into relevant undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

A mix of RMIT short courses are being made progressively available, including a Graduate Certificate in Analytics and Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security.

The full list of courses and prerequisite requirements will be made available at

The six-month courses are subsidised by the Federal Government and will run from July to December.

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