Digital transformation (DX) is broadly defined as the practice of applying new digital technologies to deliver business improvements. Its benefits span a range of different business processes from planning and scheduling decisions, to hiring practices and market and customer research.
Improving Your Business Through Digital Transformation is an online program that will teach you how to harness the benefits of technology platforms, follow ‘best practice’ processes, and instigate significant change.
In this IT course, you will explore transformational business models, change management strategies and the role of DX leaders, and you’ll gain an understanding of when it’s appropriate to take strategic risks.
You will also learn how to keep up with the ever-changing digital ecosystem, improve your verbal communication and presentation skills, and use innovative thinking to manage effective team leadership.
On completion of this course, you will be able to navigate the technologies disrupting your industry, implement DX strategies into new or existing business models, and effectively future-proof your career!
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 - Knowing when to take strategic risks
Types of business risk
Strategic risk taking
Why risk-taking is necessary
Developing a risk plan
Fostering strategic risk-taking
Assessing a threat
Evaluating impact of risk
Unit 4 - 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 model
Remaining competitive in the digital world
Characteristics of digital business models
Evolving current model rather than completely changing it
Competing in digitally transformed markets
Unit 5 - 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 6 - Leading a significant change
Managing team through transition process
Employee resistance to change
Types of change resistance
Removing obstacles hindering productive teamwork
Dealing with resistance
Overcoming action-related employee inertia
Effectively leading change
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.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
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 5 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, transcripts of video lectures and other learning resources are available for printing via our elearning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
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.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.