Achieved Phase 2018

Identify new or modified courses in STEM, cyber security and digital technology

Building Digital Skills

Initiative

Identify and scope new or modified courses in STEM, cyber security and digital technology to increase Charles Darwin University (CDU) programs across higher education, certificates and apprenticeships.

Overview

CDU has an initiative to grow and expand the breadth of its digital learning programs.

Traditionally ICT qualifications have been offered as higher education programs. While this remains important, it is too restrictive given the escalating requirements to apply digital knowledge in a range of occupations. VET apprenticeships and certificates now need to recognise and incorporate digital skills.

Benefits

Broadening digital learning programs should attract more interested students and increase CDU enrolments.

This initiative is complementary to other skills and jobs initiatives that, in combination, will work towards growing the digital skills base in the NT.

2019 progress update

CDU will introduce a Bachelor of Digital Enterprise course in 2020 which combines digital technology competencies with communications, business strategy and change management competencies.

The University is also trialling the delivery of micro credentials programs which allow participants to obtain certified qualifications for short courses or individual units that confirm proficiency in specific areas.


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