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Introduction to the Internet of Things (Optus)

5 credits

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Skills you'll gain with Curtin credentials

Critical Thinking

Apply discipline knowledge, principles and concepts

Problem Solving

Industry connected and career capable


Effective communicators with digital competency

Become an innovative thought leader in IoT design solutions

The Internet of Things (IoT) is essential for professionals to understand, today and in the future. It connects all of us and is ever-expanding. Every second of every day sees billions of physical devices connecting people around the world, collecting and sharing data. Humankind has inevitably become intertwined in this digital network that allows for new and exciting possibilities.

What can IoT do for you and your business. How can you harness its power in the most effective ways? Gain a deep appreciation of the IoT and start to grow the seeds of IoT ideas within your field and area of expertise.

Who is this credential for?


This credential is aimed at professionals working in the following occupations or industries

  • This text can be customised for Optus
  • And include Optus jobs and roles
  • Or Departments


What you will learn


In this credential you will:

  • examine the concept of IoT and start developing IoT ideas in your insutry
  • discover IoT components, including how these components connect, communicate, and value to generate data.
  • explore cybersecurity and privacy issues
  • find out how IoT can optimise process and improve efficiencies in your business
  • complete a pass/fail authentic, industry relevant assessment to demonstrate learning mastery.


Key Topics

Your learning journey includes access to the following five online working as well as a final assessment. You will also participate in a number of face to face workshop where you can connect in real time with your peers, colleagues and Facilitators.

  • Module 1 – What is the IoT?
  • Module 2 – The electronics of things
  • Module 3 – Connecting things
  • Module 4 – Programming of things
  • Module 5 – Securring of IoT


Final Assessment

For your final Assessment you are required to design and evaluate a proposed architecture and two-stage plan for an IoT system. You will need to createa a PowerPoint presentation based on your proposal and record a five minute video of your presentation.


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Your badge achievement


Once you successfully complete and pass the final assessment, you'll earn a digital badge that is instantly shareable to your social networks (including LinkedIn) which showcases your skills mastery in Introduction to the Internet of Things credential.

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This credential provides foundation knowledge in a discipline and doesn't require previous knowledge.

You will also earn 5 credit points which are in line with Australian Qualification Framework Level 8 criteria, ensuring comprehensive theoretical and/or technical knowledge of the credential.


Discover more


Curtin Credentials focus on five themes, which have been carefully curated based on what's most relevant and valuable to professionals today, and in the future. This credential fits within the following theme:

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Digital mindset

Embrace advances in digital technology, explore how it impacts our lives, and develop your digital skills to equip you for the future of work.

Up-skilling, cross-skilling or re-skilling will make your portfolio stand out. Other credentials that might interest you within this theme, includes:

  • Cyber Security Essentials
  • Cyber Security Operations


Contact us


For more information on this, or any other questions about Curtin Credentials, email us at or call Curtin Connect at 1300 222 888.


*Curtin may cancel or reschedule a credential at any time and for any reason as it sees fit. The Start Date and the other details of this credentials are provided as a general guide only and may change from time to time.

*This credential involves one day of instruction, however to pass and gain five credit points, you will need to commit further time to complete the full set of learning activities including (but not limited to) self-guided study and research, extension readings, activities and the final assessment activity. ^Learning is done completely online.

*Price subject to change. Please check price at the time of purchase.

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