Instaclustr and the University of Canberra partner to boost job-ready skills in IT sector with new course

Instaclustr and the University of Canberra are partnering in the development and delivery of a new 6-week short course designed to advance Australia’s software engineering skills.

Developer Training and Certification for Apache Kafka

The online course, Developer Training and Certification for Apache Kafka, will help budding software engineers, developers and system administrators acquire the skills required to develop and operate one of the world’s most advanced and influential technologies.

Course content will include hands-on workshops, webinars, online forums, self-paced assignments and assessments. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to take an optional exam to become an Instaclustr certified developer for Apache Kafka.

Peter Lilley, CEO at Instaclustr said technology jobs will be in high demand in Australia over the next few years, with some reports suggesting that 156,000 more digital technology workers will be needed by 2025.

What benefits will accrue from this course?

“There is a significant skills gap that needs to be filled when it comes to technology and digital literacy skills in Australia.”

“Many businesses are only just starting to recognise the benefits of open source technologies despite over 80% of Fortune 100 companies using Apache Kafka in their organisation. We are therefore delighted to be partnering with the University of Canberra to address this issue.”

“At Instaclustr, we recognise just how important developing these skills will be not only to Australia’s future success and position as a global IT leader, but also to providing young Aussies with the job ready skills that are so highly sought after.”

“We’re also thrilled to be able to offer free entry pathways to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse applicants, to help increase diversity and representation in the tech industry more broadly.”

Vice- Chancellor and President at the University of Canberra Professor Paddy Nixon said partnerships with industry give students a competitive edge when entering the workforce.

“We are committed to working with industry partners in an effort to improve the employability outcomes for our students,” said Professor Nixon.

“Partnering with an industry leader like Instaclustr provides students with access to expertise, practical workforce skills with academic oversight that will give our graduates a competitive edge when they enter the workforce.“

Applications are open and the course fee is $AUD 2,000.


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