Peter Lilley (right) and Doug Stuart (middle) from Instaclustr with a UC student (left)
University of Canberra
Open source as a service provider Instaclustr and the University of Canberra have formed a partnership for the training, certification and research and development of open source software, in order to strengthen the skills of the Australian IT sector.
The partnership will see organizations develop and deliver professional courses for software engineering skills.
The fee for the online course is $ 2000. In addition, a free seat was made available to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student.
The first course, which begins on May 25, 2021, will focus on training developers for Apache Kafka and will include workshops, webinars, forums, assignments, and assessments.
There will also be an optional exam to become an Instaclustr Certified Developer for Apache Kafka.
Instaclustr chief executive Peter Lilley said tech jobs will be in high demand in Australia over the next few years, with some reports suggesting 156,000 more digital tech workers will be needed by 2025.
“There is a significant skills gap that needs to be addressed when it comes to digital literacy technology and skills in Australia. Many companies are just starting to recognize the benefits of open source technologies, even though over 80% of Fortune 100 companies use Apache Kafka in their organization.
“We are therefore delighted to partner with the University of Canberra to solve this problem with the launch of our first online course which will pave the way for new training, certifications, research and development in open-source software.
“At Instaclustr, we recognize how important the development of these skills will be not only to Australia’s future success and its position as a global IT leader, but also in providing young Australians with the ready-to-use skills that are so sought after.
“We are also excited to be able to offer free access to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student, to help increase diversity and representation in the tech industry more generally.”
Paddy Nixon, vice-chancellor and president of the University of Canberra, said partnerships with industry give students a competitive edge when they enter the workforce.
“We are committed to working with industry partners to improve the employability outcomes of our students,” said Professor Nixon.
“Partnering with an industry leader like Instaclustr enables students to access expertise, practical workforce skills with academic supervision that will give our graduates a competitive advantage when they enter the workforce. the work market.