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Free Future Skills Short Courses for NT residents

NT applicants can select from a range of online short courses in more than 30 technology, business and design areas.

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Free technical training available through RMIT and NT Government partnership

Would you love to up-skill, learn emerging technical skills and develop new ways of working and thinking in businesses? If you are eligible, the Northern Territory Government is providing grants for 100 NT residents to study for free in the 2020 Future Skills – Emerging Technologies program.

RMIT Online, along with the Centre for Digital Enterprise and the Northern Territory Government have come together to provide flexible and responsive future skills training opportunities for Territorians. These courses are designed to enhance your existing skills and knowledge through up-skilling in short courses in emerging areas rather than undertaking long traditional qualifications.

A new initiative of the Northern Territory Government, this program is aimed at addressing the potential impacts that new smart skills and Industry 4.0 are having on the Territory economy.

Territory residents will be able to apply to study intensive online short courses through RMIT Online’s Future Skills short courses with the NT Government funding approved applicants to study for free. RMIT Online courses have been developed in partnership with leading companies like IBM, Amazon Web Services and Salesforce, with students mentored from experts in the field in areas including digitisation and transformation, Digital Marketing, big data, virtual/augmented reality, customer experience (CX) and digital leadership. Along with emerging fields such as Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence.




Eligible applicants must be a Northern Territory resident already working or re-entering the workforce. Applicants must be able to provide proof of their NT residential status via a driver’s licence or utilities bills with their name and address. Current apprentices, trainees and full-time students are not eligible to apply. If you think you might be eligible then follow these steps:

Visit RMIT Online’s Future Skills short courses page first and see if you are interested in up-skilling in any of the courses available.


  1. If you are interested in applying for funding to study for free – then you must return to this page and follow the procedure below. Please do not apply on the RMIT Online Future Skills page.
  2. Northern Territory residents who wish to apply for the program will need to provide proof of NT residency documents for eligibility assessment when requested to do so.
  3. The Centre for Digital Enterprise will respond to your expression of interest with a phone call or online contact to discuss and access whether these courses would be suitable for you.
  4. As part of this assessment, you will be guided through an online Skills survey tool to help you work out your best path forward.
  5. All correspondence will be treated in strict confidence – we will not share your details with any other business nor will you be contacted by any other organisation.
  6. Courses run at a range of different times between July - November.



Interested in applying?


To register your interest or for more information on the course, please email the Centre for Digital Enterprise at: