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Advancer: Internet of Things for Sustainability

Join this short course to accelerate your understanding of how smart technology can be used to inform decision making and create sustainable impact.

$400inc GST
6 Weeks
100% online learning
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Outcomes & Pathways

What this course offers and how you will benefit

Internet of Things technology is all around us - embedded in our phones, our cars, our homes and cities. The power of smart technology is the ability to collect vast amounts of real time data that can be turned into meaningful insights that inform decision making. Through this six-week Advancer short course you will build your understanding of the role of Internet of Things, looking beyond the hardware and software to explore connectivity and integrated networks. 

This course is designed for anyone who would like to find out more about IoT and the role this technology can play in addressing sustainability. This is an introductory course therefore you don’t need any prior knowledge of IoT or sustainability.

Hear from industry experts who share their experience and insights to support you to identify how smart technologies could be used in your work or sector.

You will explore business benefits, and the technical and data components of an Internet of Things systems. Using practical applications as examples you will see how the technology is being used across different sectors to drive positive change.

Understand the business, technology and data dimensions of IoT Systems

Evaluate how Internet of Things Technology can be used to address sustainability

Apply knowledge to identify how IoT technology can be integrated into industry to achieve better sustainability outcomes


What you will learn on this short course

Learn how to capture data and insights through IoT technologies

Fundamentals of the intersection between sustainability and Internet of Things technology

Value chains and systems thinking, including concepts such a the circular, and sharing economy

Devices, Sensors, Networks and Data, including governance and ethics, analysis and visualisation

Dive into a range of case studies from smart utilities through to smart mobility and health


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.