We speak the language of the market, doing industry-driven translational research and building customer-centric and revenue-generating products and services.

As part of RMIT University’s College of Vocational Education, we deliver high-quality education and training to approximately 16,000 students onshore and offshore through a range of certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, and associate degrees.

We bring a commercial perspective to the college, speaking the market’s language, doing industry-driven translational research and building customer-centric and revenue-generating products and services.


The rapid pace of technological change in all levels of the Australian education sector means integrating digital tools and resources, developing digital literacy among educators and students, and adapting technologies to new learning modalities.

Financial Services

Fintech, blockchain, and AI are reshaping the financial landscape. As financial services move online, the risk of cyber threats escalates, while the sector faces a complex and evolving regulatory environment.

The Social Sector

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Non-profit organisations, social enterprises, and community services in Australia need help securing consistent funding and financial sustainability. Innovation capacity must be boosted to develop diverse funding streams.

Real Estate

The sector requires a skilled workforce who understand technology and customer service. Ongoing professional development and training are crucial.

Engineering and Construction

Digitalisation, sustainability skills, workforce development, supply chain management and project complexity will all influence the future of work in engineering and construction.


Rapid technological developments in the Australian healthcare sector, including telehealth, electronic health records and AI-driven diagnostics, are transforming the industry. Investments in digital infrastructure must be matched by investment in workforce skills.


Advanced technologies such as automation, AI, and IoT are transforming mining operations. These technologies require a significantly upskilled workforce, while the sector faces challenges in attracting and retaining skilled workers, particularly in remote locations.


The global shift towards EVs and autonomous driving technology is reshaping the automotive landscape. This transition demands significant investment in new technologies, a workforce skilled in EV technology, battery systems, and software engineering, and the challenges of managing supply chain transformations.

Logistics and Infrastructure

Advancements in technology, including automation, AI, and IoT, are transforming logistics and infrastructure. Embracing these technologies for enhanced efficiency, predictive maintenance, and better asset management is crucial, but it also requires a workforce skilled in these new technologies.


The global shift towards renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind, and hydro, is reshaping the energy landscape. The pace of innovation in carbon-reduction technologies and practices is speeding up with the inevitable challenges of workforce transition and skills gaps.

The Public Sector

Digital transformation dominates the future of work in the public sector. As government services increasingly move online, the risk of cyber threats and the need to protect sensitive data become paramount.


Digital transformation and e-commerce are transforming retail. This has meant a rapid transition to meet consumers’ expectations for personalised, convenient, and seamless shopping experiences.

Technology, Media and Communications

As in many other sectors, rapid technological change influences the future of work in this sector. As reliance on digital platforms increases, so do the risks associated with cybersecurity and data privacy.