RMIT University has launched a new range of cybersecurity short courses offered at Nongsa Digital Park in Indonesia in collaboration with its partner Infinite Learning.
RMIT will offer the cybersecurity courses through its Career College as part of the university’s Future Technologies cluster.
About 20 students will attend the inaugural Introductory Cybersecurity and Cybersecurity Basics classes at the Batam Island Park in Indonesia.
The collaboration builds on the strategic partnership signed between RMIT and Infinite Learning late last year. It also reflects RMIT’s expanded presence in Asia Pacific as it seeks to seize emerging opportunities and address critical workforce skills gaps in the region.
RMIT Deputy Vice-Chancellor Global Professor Peter Coloe said the university already has a long history in APAC.
“RMIT has been active in the Asia-Pacific region for over 30 years and it is exciting that students of our new cybersecurity courses are joining a cohort of 50,000 alumni in the region,” he said.
“Our partnership with Infinite Learning positions RMIT at the digital epicenter of Asia-Pacific, as we continue to work with partner institutions in response to government and workforce needs.”
Infinite Learning is the education division of global media studio Infinite Studios, which itself is part of the group that operates Nongsa Digital Park.
The park has been described as a “digital bridge” connecting Indonesia to Singapore and the rest of the world, and was granted special economic zone status by the Indonesian government in 2020.
RMIT College of Vocational Education Deputy Vice-Chancellor Mish Eastman said the two new short courses are designed to give students the skills they need for the jobs of the future in the global cybersecurity industry.
“Offering the most requested and relevant education for students, these new courses will allow students to explore the world of cybersecurity and its impact, and learn valuable security principles for defending networks,” said -he declares.