Disruptive technologies will drastically alter the way we work and live. As a result, businesses must prepare for what’s on the horizon and implement strong change management strategies – or risk being left behind.
The Certificate of Disruptive Technologies is an online professional development program that will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to adapt business operations to meet a digital future.
In this disruptive technologies course, you will learn how to lead a team through change, develop business models that enable digital transformation, use robots and robotic process automation (RPA), and apply and create engagement with virtual assistant technology.
You will also develop the skills and knowledge required to understand and implement Platform as a Service (PaaS), cloud computing, edge computing, blockchain technology and machine learning for an organisation.
On completion of this course, you will understand best practices for managing and implementing digital transformation for a business or organisation.
Unit 1 – Best practices for digital transformation
Implementing a digital transformation
Transforming organisational operations
Transforming a business model
Transforming customer experiences
Leadership roles in digital transformation
Avoiding common mistakes
Resilience and flexibility during change
Unit 2 – Harnessing the benefits of platform as a service
Benefits of PaaS to reduce cost
Types of PaaS deployment options
Effective ways to use PaaS
When PaaS is not the ideal option
Current trends in PaaS application
Application platform as a service (aPaaS)
Benefits of cloud computing and PaaS
Unit 3 – Leading your team through change
Transition processes that facilitate change.
Sources of employee resistance
Change resistance to actions for dealing with them
Change obstacles in an organisation
Overcoming obstacles to change
How to overcome information-based roots of inertia
Overcoming action-related employee inertia
Appropriate ways to communicate change
Effectively leading change in your organisation
Unit 4 – Getting your pitch heard
Attributes of good ideas
Elements that hinder a successful pitch
Effective verbal communication
Convincing and confident presentations
Elements of a convincing pitch
Maximising the impact of your pitch
Unit 5 – Rethinking business models to enable digital transformation
Business model innovation
Harvesting future opportunities
Ensuring an actionable digital transformation
Emerging new business models
Assessing current business models
Remaining competitive in the digital world
Digital business models
Evolving current models
Unit 6 – Harnessing the benefits of platform as a service
Benefits of PaaS to your organisation
Reducing costs while increasing the business’s flexibility
Types of PaaS deployment options
Effective ways to use PaaS
Situations where PaaS is not the ideal option
Current trends in PaaS application
Implementing PaaS in your organisation.
Unit 7 – Knowing when to take strategic risks
Types of business risk
Strategic risk taking and risk aversion
Why risk-taking is necessary
Developing a risk plan
Fostering strategic risk-taking
Assessing a threat
Evaluating impact of risk
Competing in digitally transformed markets
Unit 8 – Using robots and RPA in the workplace
Characteristics of a robot
Robots and employees working well together to succeed
Ways to improve how employees work with robots
Considerations for using physical robots
Types of physical robots
Benefits and risks of using software robots
Implementing robotic process automation
Optimising the human-robot relationship.
Unit 9 – Applying virtual assistant technology
Benefits of using VA technology
Enabling artificial intelligence to assist your workforce
How VA technology can enhance the overall business experience
Implementing and deploying VA technology
Challenges when introducing VA technology
Current and future trend
Smart growth and future-proofing strategies
Unit 10 – Connecting with the internet of things
Purpose and ideas behind IoT
Applications of IoT that address key areas of concern
Key data management challenges
Key business areas where IoT can generate value
Approaches to generate revenue from IoT
Ways that IoT benefits customer relationships
How IoT has changed business
Unit 11 – Creating engagement with virtual reality
Describing virtual reality
Business benefits of virtual reality
Factors that affect the virtual reality participant’s sense of presence
Levels of immersion
Equipment for a mobile virtual reality experience
Equipment for a high-powered virtual reality experience
Unit 12 – Effective edge computing
Business advantages of using edge computing
Types of edge computing
Effective ways to use edge computing
Key edge computing challenges
Comprehensive edge computing strategies
Reliable and resilient edge computing implementation
reduce costs and latency issues
Improving data management and data warehousing
Enhance business continuity
Unit 13 – Getting started with machine learning
Description of machine learning
Benefits of machine learning
Considerations for using machine learning
Identifying opportunities for machine learning
Determining the feasibility of machine learning opportunities
Basic steps of the machine learning process
Machine learning can provide a competitive edge
Transforming the ways businesses operate
Unit 14 – How blockchain technology is transforming businesses
How transactions take place
Statements that describe how blockchain technology works
Public and private blockchains
Smart contracts – how they enable innovative applications
How blockchain technology is being used in business today
Challenges of widespread adoption of blockchain technology
Unit 15 – Preparing for the additive manufacturing revolution
Characteristics of additive manufacturing
Seven main techniques used in additive manufacturing
Applications for additive manufacturing
Advantages offered by additive manufacturing
Challenges that lie ahead for additive manufacturing
Unit 16 – Transforming the workplace using artificial intelligence
Cognitive technologies of artificial intelligence
Three main categories of applications of AI
Identifying opportunities for AI in your business
Tasks that might benefit from an AI application
Ethical and moral considerations associated with AI
Risks associated with adoption of AI as mainstream technology
Unit 17 – Using augmented reality for organisational gains
Characteristics of augmented reality
Technical components of augmented reality
Types of augmented reality
Using augmented reality to increase business value
Planning for AR implementation
Current augmented reality trends
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to ensure your competency is industry relevant. You will not be benchmarked against other students.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
In this course, you will be assessed via multiple-choice questions to determine your mastery of details and specific knowledge gained during your studies to achieve a ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ result.
Benefits of Multiple-Choice Assessments
Appropriate for assessing students’ mastery of details and specific knowledge.
Can be used to assess both simple knowledge and complex concepts.
Questions can be answered quickly to accurately assess a students’ mastery of many topics relatively quickly.
Assessment can be quickly and reliably scored to achieve a ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ result.
As the answers are visible, multiple-choice questions offer the opportunity for the continuation of the learning process, offering educational value.
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We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 10 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
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When can I start this course?
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Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
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I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
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