What Is Digital Transformation?
There are two halves to digital transformation. The first is technological: integrating digital systems into every aspect of business to deliver better value for customers. The second is cultural: shifting the outlook of an organisation, so that every employee feels free to experiment, try new things and disrupt the status quo.
So what is digital transformation? It’s basically a complete re-think of how businesses use technology, people and processes, with the ultimate goal of improving business performance. Digital transformation (DX) is dynamic, ever-changing, creative, not bound by convention. It’s a whole new way of doing business.
RMIT Online is one of Australia’s leading DX training providers, and we offer several digital transformation certificates and qualifications, depending on your career goals and experience.
Why Work In Digital Transformation?
The short answer? Because you’ll be responsible, in a very real way, for changing organisational culture in Australia. According to marketing intelligence firm IDC, 40 percent of all technology spending is currently going towards digital transformation, with companies investing more than $2 trillion into the process. A career in digital transformation is one of the easiest ways to future-proof your CV.
Here are just a few careers that draw on digital transformation:
- UX Designer
- Brand Strategist
- Data Analyst
- Ethics Compliance Manager
- Digital Product Manager
- Systems Administrator
5 Reasons To Learn Digital Transformation
It’s in demand
Australia is currently going through a well-documented digital skills gap. In fact, 88% of businesses say it’s hard to find employees with a digital transformation skillset. This is good news for digital transformation careers: you’re entering an industry of high demand, and low supply.
It pays well
With high demand comes high wage growth – and plenty of options. Digital transformation can lead to all sorts of careers, including Business Analyst ($99,000 per annum), Head of Digital ($148,000 per annum), IT Analyst ($93,000 per annum) or UX Designer ($102,000 per annum).
DX budgets are now outstripping traditional IT budgets in most companies. By 2023, experts predict 68% of all companies will have aggressively modernized legacy systems, doubling down on DX investment. Digital transformation is essentially future-proof.
There is no one digital transformation career. It’s a skillset that can benefit almost any role in almost any industry, which makes it one of the most flexible and effective ways to enhance your CV. Whether you want to work in IT, marketing, design or management, DX can help you get there.
The real beauty of digital transformation is that is welcomes graduates from all backgrounds, because diversity of thought matters more than technical experience. If you have soft skills like curiosity, creativity, persuasion and customer empathy, you’ll be in high demand.
Digital Transformation Careers
According to reports from Ernst & Young’s ‘Global Capital Confidence Barometer’, more than half of Australia’s top companies allocate between 25% and 50% of their capital towards DX. And by 2022, more than 40% of CEOs will have spent part of the career leading digital initiatives. DX is the wave of the future, and as more and more companies look to fill that digital skills gap, now is the perfect time to learn.
Here are just a few digital transformation careers you might consider:
- UX Designer | $102,000
- Brand Strategist | $103,000
- Data Analyst | $92,000
- Digital Marketing Manager | $98,000
- Product Manager | $119,000
- Systems Administrator | $89,000
How To Learn Digital Transformation For Beginners
RMIT Online’s curriculum is purpose-built for online study, and you don’t need any special skills to get started. Each unit combines interactive webinars, 1-on-1 tutorials, group work and practical tasks. We designed these courses alongside some of Australia’s leading digital experts.
Here’s an idea of what you’ll need.
- Commitment. Our course is divided into bite-sized chunks and designed to fit around your schedule. We recommend studying a few hours every day.
- Notes. Your RMIT Online mentors will encourage you to take lots of notes. It’s a good way to flag any potential problems.
- Collaboration. As part of your course, you’ll be working with qualified DX experts. You’ll also have access to an online peer community.
- Knowledge. Digital transformation is always in flux. We’ll help you stay up-to-date with the latest methodologies.
- Resources. RMIT Online will provide plenty of great DX resources. These tools can be used during the course, or even after completion.
Learn About Digital Transformation
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RMIT Online Digital Transformation Courses
RMIT Online is one of Australia’s top digital transformation training providers. We offer a range of Digital Transformation courses, depending on your career goals and experience. You can learn digital transformation online, at your own pace, supported by industry experts. And you don’t need any technical knowledge to get started.
Topics And Courses Similar To Digital Transformation
You’ll find all sorts of things under the digital transformation umbrella. If you’d like to complement your DX skills with artificial intelligence, data science, software development or digital leadership, there’s an RMIT Online study option with your name on it.