Kingston Institute Australia

National code: NAT10747 | CRICOS code: 102463J

Description

The purpose of this course is to provide participants with a range of knowledge, skills, generic and specific competencies to support them in gaining employment in applying Blockchain technologies within an existing or new organisation.

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Entry Requirements

English language/literacy/numeracy requirements

International students applying either off-shore or on-shore will require:

  1. either a minimum IELTS test score of 5.5 or 65 score in TOEFL or equivalent; Results older than two years are not acceptable, or
  2. to provide evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States.

Academic requirements

For entry into the Advanced Diploma level, both domestic and international students should have satisfactorily completed the equivalent of Australian Year 12 or Certificate IV or higher.

Student’s experience in research and planning adds much value.

However, for students with packaged courses, they should have completed the prior qualifications for entry into this qualification.

The entry requirement can be met by evidence of equivalent competency to either of the above through recognition of prior learning (RPL).

Age requirement

International students should generally be 18 years of age or above at the time of their course commencement at the Institute. Under 18 students should have acceptable arrangements for their accommodation, support, and general welfare for the student visa duration or until they turn 18 (whichever happens first) as per the ESOS Act and National Code.

In the case of domestic students, if the applicant has not completed Year 12 or Certificate IV or higher, the applicant must meet the requirement of the Institute’s language and numeracy test. The applicant should demonstrate through an enrolment interview, either in person or by phone, that they have the skills and ability to succeed in their chosen course.

Course structure

This course is delivered in 78 weeks in six terms, including 18 weeks of term breaks and holidays. Students will need to complete 8 units of competency (6 core units and 2 elective units) to attain the qualification.

Career prospect and vocational outcome

Employment prospects for graduates are dependent on qualifications prior to starting this course. They may include, but are not limited to:

  • Strategic or Management roles within an organisation researching and crafting new Business Models that incorporate Blockchain technologies to create value and efficiencies.
  • Strategic or Management roles within an organisation researching and modelling business systems around the application of Blockchain technologies.
  • Strategic or Management roles within an organisation charged with Transitioning organisational systems to new and emerging Blockchain technologies.

Pathways to the qualification

  • Completion of Diploma of Applied Blockchain (10849NAT) or any other relevant qualification/s.
  • By demonstrating vocational experience but without format qualification.

Pathways from the qualification

After achieving the 10747NAT Advanced Diploma of Blockchain, candidates may undertake Bachelors of Information Technology or a range of other qualifications at Bachelors.

Delivery

This course is combined with theoretical and practical components. Delivery is a blended mode of face-to-face and online participation and/or virtual classrooms through distance learning. Students appear in face-to-face tuition of a minimum of 15 hours within an institution-based environment and online learning of 5 hours per week from the Institute, home or other locations.

Assessments

Training is delivered in a blended mode including 14 hours face-to-face in the classroom (70%) and 6 hours online learning (30%) weekly with a total of 20 hours per week. Assessment methods include:

  • Research Project Report
  • Case study
  • Written assessment
  • Observations (including individual work and/or presentation)
Unit Code Unit Name
Core
BLKEBF001 Establish a Blockchain framework that supports decentralized peer-to-peer consensus and innovation
BLKDBM002 Develop a Blockchain business model
BLKFRS003 Develop a Blockchain network functional requirements specification
BLKSMC004 Create trust and activate a Blockchain with smart contracts
BLKOBN005 Develop a framework for operating a Blockchain network
BLKSNW006 Develop a strategic network framework for interoperability
Elective (two units only)
BLKTBO007 Prepare the organization for transitioning operations to a Blockchain network
BLKERE008 Develop a Blockchain governance model for stewardship
BLKRFB009 Lead recruitment strategy for Blockchain
BLKPER010 Analysis performance of a business model deployed on a Blockchain

Career prospect and vocational outcome

Employment opportunities greatly vary for graduates depending on their existing qualifications and experience. The course intends to develop participants’ competency to undertake management or operational roles within an organization for:

  • Implementing new business models that incorporate Blockchain technologies to create value, efficiencies and new opportunities.
  • Implementing disruptive business systems that enable the application of Blockchain technologies.
  • Developing and overseeing Blockchain teams.

Graduates can work as a manager, researcher, a consultant with the challenging responsibility of integrating and implementing blockchain technologies in the existing or new organizations

Graduates can work as a Trainer and Assessor in RTOs in Australia for the Diploma of Applied Blockchain course with an additional Vocational Education Teaching qualification such as the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or equivalent.

Preferred Pathways to the qualification

  • Completion of Tertiary certificate in Certificate IV in any vocational courses or equivalent degrees.
  • Student’s experience in research and planning in any disciplines will be much value adding.

Preferred Pathways from the qualification

After completing the qualification, participants may seek relevant employment opportunities or any training options as:

Undertake 10747NAT Advanced Diploma of Blockchain or equivalent training course.

Graduate with a Tertiary level degree completes the Diploma of Applied Blockchain finds a wide range of employment in the area of applying Blockchain technologies as:

  • Consultancy in the area of business modelling and value creation incorporating Blockchain technologies.
  • Consultancy in the area using Blockchain technologies.
  • Consultancy in the area of transitioning organizational systems to Blockchain technologies.

Delivery

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the course is a blended mode of face-to-face and online participation. Students appear in face-to-face tuition of a minimum of 15 hours within an institution-based environment and online learning of 5 hours per week from the Institute, home or other locations.

Assessments

Blockchain is an emerging technology, and learners will likely either be working in a real “Start-Up” or forming a “Start-Up” organization or project. In both cases, many activities will be in the planning phase as opposed to being operational. Where this is the case, work environments must be ‘simulated’ for assessment. Each unit of competency involves assessment tasks conducted in a range of contexts, for example:

  • Written question and answers: short answer questions, matching/multiple choices questions
  • Practical skills tasks: Research analysis of real-life case studies, portfolios and reports
  • Projects: Planning, modelling and specifying Portfolio (e.g., collection of plans, models, specifications, research findings and reports
  • Roles plays, group work and presentations and third parties’ reports (optional)

Course fee

Total course fee: A$22,500

Please note that the course fees may change during a student’s enrolment. At least 30 days of prior notice will be provided to all students when course fees have changed.

Note: It is a requirement that an international student must have a valid health insurance cover for the duration of their visa.

ESOS framework

The ESOS Act 2000 and the National Code of Practice 2007 for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students (The National Code 2007) protect overseas students and uphold high quality standards of education within Australian Education Institutions. For further information about the ESOS Act and the National Code please refer to: https://internationaleducation.gov.au/Regulatory-Information/Pages/Regulatoryinformation.aspx

How to Apply

Hamro Institute of Business Technology (HIBT), trading as Kingston Institute Australia, is a registered training organisation (RTO) for delivering vocational education and training (VET) courses for domestic students in all states and territories in Australia.

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