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RMIT Online appoints Nic Cola as CEO

One of Australia's leading innovators in online courses and micro-credentials, RMIT Online announces today the appointment of the executive Nic Cola as its new CEO.

Mr. Cola has extensive experience leading digital transformation across education, media and travel sectors.  

He was Open Colleges' Managing Director in Australia for over four years and oversaw the rapid growth of the group's online courses and student enrolments.

"We are delighted for Nic Cola to lead RMIT Online's next chapter, says Professor Alec Cameron, Vice-Chancellor and President of RMIT University.

“The world of work and the trajectory of careers are changing, and we must provide fit-for-purpose education in emerging areas. Nic will lead the expansion of RMIT Online’s solutions for lifelong learning, through online micro-credentials and postgraduate qualifications that will help businesses and individuals upskill and reskill in high-demand areas,” says Cameron.

RMIT Online partners with industry leaders such as Accenture, Amazon Web Service, Salesforce and IBM to develop online courses and micro-credentials that deliver knowledge and practical in-demand skills aligned with current market needs. Students learn about areas like Artificial Intelligence, Data Analysis, Digital Marketing or Cybersecurity with professionals who lead their fields inside some of the best companies in the country.

"I'm honoured and grateful for the opportunity to contribute to an institution that is changing the parameters of education in Australia and playing a critical role in preparing our workers for the future," says Cola.

Mr. Cola will commence on 3 April 2023.

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