Blockchain Collective helping Gold Coast carve out reputation as tech training hub
After establishing Australia’s first fully accredited blockchain course in 2018 and with a machine learning offering in the wings, education provider Blockchain Collective has ambitions to turn the Gold Coast into a major tech training centre to attract the nation’s best and brightest.
Partnering with public and private training providers Saltera Training and TAFE Queensland to create and run the Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Applied Blockchain vocational training, the Surfers Paradise-based educational body is aiding businesses to advance how blockchain is implemented on a global scale.
Designed by experts to service a growing industry demand for talented blockchain professionals, the courses focus on application and strategy rather than technical coding, providing graduates with the practical skills to effectively implement the technology into new and existing business frameworks.
“We were doing stuff in the blockchain space, and we realised that no one anywhere in the world had any sort of accredited curriculum; it was pretty much all cowboys,” Blockchain Collective co-founder Austin Lewinsmith said.
“We didn’t really decide to get into education. We were just trying to solve our problems, which included coming up against people who didn’t really know what they were talking about but sold themselves as a blockchain strategist or a blockchain planner, only to find the reality was that they’d really only watched a lot of YouTube videos.
“Once we realised that, we realised we could create a standard. Blockchain is going to be used as the spine that interconnects a lot of the other emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, big data, internet of things, machine learning and cyber. There needs to be rigour and governance and standards around that.”
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