Level 8 - NZQA Accredited
Demystify current and emerging disruptive technologies, how they’re reshaping major industries and learn to use them strategically in business planning.
Next intake: Monday, 15th November 2021
Applications close: Thursday, 11th November 2021
Duration: 10 weeks, part-time
Study mode: Weekly live-online sessions
Fees: $900.00 (incl. GST) Full fee scholarships for this intake*
Result: Level 8 (15 credits) + Tech Futures Lab Learning Badge
*Learn more about our Productivity Scholarship.
Build knowledge and the confidence to employ emerging disruptive technologies in your practice.
Emerging disruptive technologies (EDTs) are not new. But they are evolving at a rapid pace and their integrations, evolutions and intelligence are creating radical change across society. These emerging technologies bring massive implications for how we work. Those who grasp their fundamentals and their potential to significantly enhance the agility and flexibility of workplace practices will front foot the fourth industrial revolution.
This 10-week industry focused micro-credential will develop your awareness of both current and emerging disruptive technologies. Lead by industry and EDT experts, you’ll gain insight into industries that are experiencing the most rapid and substantial change and develop the confidence to use a strategic lens on their relevance and application in your practice.
Technologies you’ll cover:
Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, Mobility, Extended Reality and Big Data.
What you’ll learn:
This micro-credential is ideal for anyone who needs to gain a sound understanding and confidence in discussing emerging disruptive technologies in a business or organisation context. It is particularly useful to:
By working collaboratively with others who bring a variety of experiences and perspectives to the forum, this micro-credential will give you an appreciation of the versatility in application of emerging disruptive technologies.
Pathway to other Postgraduate programmes
Our micro-credentials are perfect packages of just-in-time learning, equipping learners with bite-sized knowledge they can start to apply immediately. They’re also stackable with other micro-credentials and the knowledge you acquire will be valuable if you decide to step up your learning to one of our postgraduate programmes – get in touch to talk about your options.
This micro-credential is available to study part-time only and is delivered through facilitated online class sessions and self-directed learning.
A total time commitment of 15 hours per week comprising:
For more details on the learning modules, please see the Programme Handbook.
The full tuition fee for the Disruptive Technology micro-credential programme is
*2021/2022 fees. Prices stated are in NZD and inclusive of 15% GST (goods and services tax).
^Student Loans and allowances do not apply to this programme.
Productivity Scholarship for November 2021
A full fees scholarship is available on the November 2021 intake to domestic students who meet the entry requirements for this micro-credential. Places are limited and scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first served basis in order of completed applications.
At Tech Futures Lab, we recognise there are barriers to learning in this current market environment. But we also clearly see there’s a pressing need for NZ professionals to gain the skills and knowledge essential to leverage technology solutions in their communities and practices to be sustainable in a digital-first globally connected economy.
This Productivity Scholarship is a recognition of the financial hurdles to professional development study.
This micro-credential programme is available to study as an international student either via online distance learning or if you currently reside in New Zealand and your visa conditions allow study. To find out more about studying with Tech Futures Lab as an international student, visit our International Students page.
We value industry and real-world experience as much as an academic record. You don’t need specific technical ability but you must demonstrate a willingness to learn.
Places are offered in order of enrolment. The programme is available to candidates who qualify as domestic students (NZ and Australian citizens and permanent residents) and international students who are currently residing in New Zealand. Please see the International Students page for specific information.
You’ll need one of the following:
English Language Requirements
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence of English language competence. This might be a formal test, academic qualification from an English speaking country or professional achievements in English. More details of the requirements these options need to meet are covered on the International Students page.
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This programme is informed by some of the best industry and emerging disruptive technology experts in Aotearoa New Zealand, to ensure learning is not only current and forward-looking but practical and infused with real world experience.
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