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Advancer: Disruptive Technologies

Join this short course to extend your knowledge of how disruptive technologies are being applied across a range of sectors and impacting the way we live, work and play.

$400inc GST
6 Weeks
100% online learning
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Disruptive Technologies | Advancer | academyEX

Outcomes & Pathways

What this course offers and how you will benefit

Blockchain? Augmented Reality? Artificial Intelligence? Machine Learning? Big Data? These technologies are all around us and impact our everyday lives, but understanding how they work and how they are applied can sometimes be daunting. Join this six-week Advancer short course to dive into the fundamentals of disruptive technologies and  how these technological advances will impact your role or industry.

Learn from industry experts who specialise in these technologies and their application. This course is designed for technology enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and people with an interest in technology trends.

The course looks at the application of disruptive technologies in the worlds of healthcare, transport, finance and communications. With newly discovered knowledge and skills, you can lead the application in your role, community or industry.

Understand the emerging ecosystem of disruptive technologies

Identify opportunities for the application of disruptive technologies in your profession

Evaluate the impact of disruptive technologies on the future of work and life


What you will learn on this short course

Incorporate disruptive technology into your work

Explore disruptive technologies ecosystems to incorporate in your work

Big Data and the Future of Transport

Augmented, Virtual and Extended Reality in the Future of Communication

Blockchain and the Future of Finance


What you need to know

Our Advancer courses are perfect if you’ve got a need to know, now. Develop knowledge and practical skills that you can use straight away. You will join an online community of like minded learners and access monthly industry-led workshops and events. 

Advancer courses are delivered entirely online through articles, videos and case studies, you learn at your own pace. You can start at any time, but you need to complete the course within 8 weeks from the time you begin. There is approximately 6-8 hours of content to explore per week.

Once you have completed an Advancer course, you will be able to download a Digital Badge that you can share to demonstrate your achievement, as well as a Key Resources overview where we have captured some of the key links and details from the course. You won’t be able to access the content of the Advancer course after 8 weeks from the date you started.

Advancer short courses are NZ$400 (incl. GST. Payment will be made during the application process.

No, credits are not awarded for completion of the academyEX Sampler and Advancer courses as these are not accredited by NZQA. The Sampler and Advancer courses provide introductions, and you can build on your knowledge and skills through further study in our accredited programmes.

Yes, the content in the Advancer courses is a subset of the content delivered in our micro-credentials. Joining an intake for the micro-credential gives you an opportunity to further build on the knowledge and skills you have developed in the Advancer course, and apply your learning through the assessments and receive feedback from peers and facilitators. 

Certification Fee: To upgrade an Advancer course to earn micro-credential certification, a fee of NZD$150 must be paid.