RMIT launches new security courses in Indonesia


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

RMIT launches new security courses in Indonesia

RMIT University has launched a new line of cybersecurity short courses on offer at Nongsa Digital Park in Indonesia in collaboration with partner Infinite Learning.

RMIT will offer the courses in cybersecurity through its College of Vocational Education as part of the university’s Future Technologies cluster.

Around 20 students will undertake the inaugural Introduction to Cyber Security and Cyber Security Essentials courses at the park on Batam Island 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 pursue 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 played an active role in the Asia-Pacific region for more than 30 years and it is exciting that students of our new cybersecurity courses will join a 50,000-strong alumni cohort in the region,” he said.

“Our partnership with Infinite Learning positions RMIT in the digital epicentre of the Asia-Pacific, as we continue to work with partner institutions in response to government and workforce needs.”

Infinite Learning is the educational division of global media studio Infinite Studios, which is itself part of the group which 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 sector.

“By offering the most in-demand and relevant training to students, these new courses will let students discover the world of cybersecurity and its impact, and learn valuable security principles to defend networks,” he said.

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