Graduate Certificate in Blockchain Technology
Keep pace with advanced database developments
Explore today’s tech that enables transparent information sharing. After covering the basics of blockchain you’ll delve into real-world applications like FinTech and NFTs. Think about distributed ledger technology and its risks and opportunities.
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Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Blockchain Technology will have a specialised body of knowledge in the field of blockchain technology in relation to crypto-asset transfer, internet of value, digital transformation strategies, and transactions in trustless environment.
As a graduate, you'll have the understanding and skills to investigate and analyse blockchain-based systems and solutions in a variety of organisations. You may find roles across a range of sectors, including healthcare, business and finance, entertainment governance and more.
Key employment sectors
- Digital Transformation Services
- Business Innovation
- Public Policy and Administration
- Financial and Insurance Services
- Education and Training
- Other Industries
Potential job outcomes
- Blockchain consultant
- Technology policy advisor
- Systems administrator
*Source: Australian Government Job Outlook.
To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Blockchain, a student must hold:
- a Bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.5 on a 7-point scale or equivalent
- a minimum of five years equivalent full-time professional work experience in a relevant field.
English Proficiency Requirements
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:
- A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
- OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
- OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
- OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
- OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
- OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.
English test results must be no more than two years old.
Reduce the time it takes to finish your degree. You can apply to Griffith to recognise your prior learning, including:
- Formal learning through courses completed at uni and TAFE.
- Informal learning through workplace experience or volunteer training.
- Non-formal learning through social experiences and hobbies.
Considered the fourth technological revolution, blockchain technology has the potential to drastically change the way we live, work, and interact with one another. By creating a distributed trust network, blockchain can help us move away from the centralised systems that have become increasingly vulnerable to hacks and data breaches. As we do so, we can work to enhance security and privacy for businesses, as well as develop a more democratic and transparent way of governing organisations. For future graduates, this could mean a very different employment and social landscape.
This graduate certificate will provide professionals with the foundation and insight for the industrial applications of blockchain technology as they look to upskill or transition into the field. Through your studies, you'll gain the specialist knowledge required to understand, investigate, and formulate transformative, innovative solutions for a data-driven world.
Recommended Study Pattern
As a guide, core subjects in this degree can include:
- Industrial Applications of Blockchain
- Fundamentals of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology
Plus there’s a selection of listed electives to choose from. As part of your application, you’ll be guided through how to get the right degree structure in place for you.
For the award of Graduate Certificate in Blockchain Technology (GCertBlockchainTech), you must successfully complete 40 credit points, made up of the core courses AND 20 credit points of listed electives.