Australian tertiary education provider RMIT has signed a strategic partnership with Infinite Learning in Nongsa Digital Park, a high-profile tech hub supported by the Indonesian and Singapore governments.
Infinite Learning is the Educational Division of Infinite Studios (IS), part of the Group that owns and operates Nongsa Digital Park (NDP). Infinite Studios is a global media leader in TV, film and animation and works with international giants such as Warner Media, Disney and Netflix.
NDP is located on Batam Island, Indonesia, the location described by Indonesian President Jokowi as the ‘digital bridge’ connecting Indonesia to Singapore and the rest of the world. The tech hub was granted Special Economic Zone (SEZ) status by the Indonesian government in 2020 and has the advantage of high-quality broadband connectivity.
RMIT’s College of Vocational Education will initially deliver two intensive courses in Cyber Security to the local workforce as a way of addressing workforce skills gaps.
Mike Wiluan, CEO of IS and NDP said NDP is proud to have RMIT join its developing ecosystem of best-in-class educators, budding innovators and growing digital enterprises.
“With a base in NDP, RMIT will be providing unique vocational courses to a market that has demonstrated needs and opportunities in a fast-evolving digital sector. This co-operation with Infinite Learning will provide a parallel tangible opportunity for students to learn while having direct exposure to the industry thus keeping skills continually relevant. We look forward to a long and exciting journey of discovery together”.
The College of Vocational Education’s new intensive courses in Cyber Security will commence in early 2022 with access largely driven by local government and corporate employers.