Gold Coast-based company Blockchain Collective have successfully had their Advanced Diploma of Applied Blockchain accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), making them the first to offer this qualification.
There has been immense growth in interest of the applications of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, and industry research shows a lack of skilled people in this field.
Blockchain technology has been recognised for its ability to drive productivity, and offer transparency, security and validity.
The course is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and experience to apply blockchain frameworks in existing and new businesses.
Future-thinking enterprise and governments are already taking advantage of blockchain technology.
The NSW Government, in line with the 2030 Prosperity through Innovation initiative, is moving citizen identification to the blockchain, offering an immutable, transparent and decentralised solution to the current system.
"We are honoured to bring accredited blockchain education to the Australian and International markets," says Blockchain Collective co-founder Nathan Burns.
"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 has 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 Advanced Diploma of Applied Blockchain (10747NAT) consists of eight modules - six core and two electives.
Its complexity covers topics such as analysing the performance of a business model deployed on blockchain, to preparing an organisation for transitioning operations to a blockchain network.
The course will be delivered through registered training organisations, online, blended learning and intensive learning retreats.
Blockchain Collective is a leading blockchain education body empowering enterprise, educators and students for a future in blockchain and distributed ledger technologies.
They aim to service the growing demand for qualified and skilled people in the application of blockchain, worldwide.
Their education is aligned to meet industry need of understanding the strategic approach to applying blockchain and DLT to new and existing businesses.