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Disruptive Technologies Micro-credential

Get on the fast track to the future. Discover how emerging and disruptive technologies are reshaping and impacting industries and how to strategically plan and prepare for the future of your career.


We’ve got 250 scholarships for our micro-credential short courses, to help Kiwis explore and up-skill in a range of important topics like technology, sustainability, and entrepreneurship.  Use the code EXPLORE24 when you apply.

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100% online, expertly facilitated

NZQA accredited, level 8 (15 Credits)

Available start dates

  • 26th June 2024
  • 25th September 2024
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Outcomes and Pathways

What this course offers and how you will benefit

This innovative Level 8 NZQA accredited (15 Credits) micro-credential will build your knowledge and the confidence to evaluate and adopt emerging disruptive technologies (EDTs) in your job and assist you to build capability as new technologies impact the way we live and work.

Emerging disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence, immersive realities, automation and machine learning are evolving at a rapid pace and the integration, evolution and intelligence that drive these technologies are creating radical change across society. These technologies bring massive implications for how we work, live and connect. 

This micro-credential is designed for professionals who are looking to build their fundamental knowledge and understanding of the potential to significantly enhance the way we operate. This thought-provoking short course introduces the agility and flexibility of workplace practices that will be an advantage for the future.

Led by industry experts, you’ll gain insight into industries that are experiencing the most rapid and substantial change and understand how to use a strategic lens on their relevance and application in your practice. Technologies covered include: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, Mobility, Extended Reality and Big Data.

You’ll grasp the seismic change these technologies are creating - you’ll understand what’s available now, be able to spot new disruptive technologies and think critically about their useful application. Because we’re not at the end of disruption.

Anzel Singh | Innovation Advisor
Anzel Singh Innovation Advisor

Develop an applied understanding of major emerging disruptive technologies in their strategic appropriateness and practicality for your industry or project

Connect with a community of people who are ready to explore and collaborate on ideas and innovations that leverage emerging disruptive technologies

Gain a contextual framework to support you to assess new or evolving technologies in the future

Create a ‘plan on a page’ strategic framework you can take back to your workplace or organisation for the development of emerging disruptive technology solutions


Where this could take you

Apply your technology knowledge in a practical way to create innovative change

Follow your passion

Apply your learning to develop and implement a project integrating disruptive technologies to meet a need in your household, community or workplace

Boost your career

Deploy new knowledge of the potential and impact of disruptive technologies in your current role or look into new roles with a technology focus

Continued learning


How this Micro-credential works

Incorporate new technology into your world

Apply and Enrol

If you are ready to enrol, complete the online application form. We will be in touch to provide you with everything you need to know to get started on your micro-credential journey.

Disruptive Technologies

Explore technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Big Data, Internet of Things and Blockchain.

Impact of Technology

Think critically about the role of technologies in a range of industries such as finance, communication and mobility.

Follow up

Put your project into practice or further your knowledge with our Master of Technological Futures or Master of Change and Organisational Resilience


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