Industrial Digital Innovation Hub

Siemens and RMIT establish an ‘Industrial Digital Innovation Hub’ supported by Federal Government grant – connecting Australian and Vietnam campuses with global industry

The Federal Minister for Education, Dan Tehan, has announced the government will provide a grant of $1.2 million to enable RMIT to join a multi-university trial of an advanced apprenticeship-style Associate Degree in Digital Technologies (Industry 4.0). RMIT will join five other universities across Australia participating in the pilot, which will provide an opportunity for employees of local industry partners to gain skills in industrial software applications, design and engineering methodologies, and practical problem solving approaches in advanced manufacturing for the fourth industrial revolution.

This Government funded Associate Degree in Digital Technologies for the Advanced Manufacturing sector is now considering applications from the industry workforce wishing to upskill and reskill for Industry 4.0. The innovative education approach involves flexible and block mode delivery suited to workforce in industry and others with busy schedules.

The program is a multi-sector and multi-stakeholder partnership focused on applied Industry 4.0 skills and is embedded within the RMIT – Siemens Industrial Digital Innovation Hub based at the RMIT Advanced Manufacturing Precinct. This strategic development is part of the national pilot facilitated by the Australian Industry 4.0 Manufacturing Forum under the auspices of the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) and through strategic partnership with Siemens and Festo. Upon completion graduates have the opportunity for direct entry into our sector leading Bachelor of Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics program.

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