Product Development and Innovation

Design and develop products that people will notice, want, buy and love


Rea Tigerspike

Why learn Product Development and Innovation

Use innovative design thinking, prototyping and other management strategies, and put the focus on customer needs and customer-centred design, to gain the skills to deliver awesome best-fit products.

The RMIT Edge

The RMIT edge


We’ve built this program with leading companies who have transformed and thrived in a changing workforce. We’ll start with the fundamentals, then you’ll build real-world strategies that can be immediately applied back in the workplace.

Make industry connections

Sometimes it’s what you know … but sometimes it’s who you know. And we know a lot of people. We’ve partnered with leading digital companies and Tigerspike to make sure our courses give you the targeted, industry focused learning and endorsement needed to future-proof your career.

Collaborative learning experience

Studying online doesn’t mean you’re doing it in isolation. You’ll be joining a dynamic learning community of professionals, with 1-1 mentorship from experts in the field.

Find out more in our FAQ section.

Learn with industry experts

Our short courses are designed by industry experts. You’ll be making contacts and learning from some of the biggest names in the business. Half the battle is who you know, and we know a lot of people.

REA Group is a digital advertising company that operates Australia’s leading property and real estate websites in Europe, Asia and the US.



Tigerspike is a global business, spanning nine offices across five continents. It is one of the largest specialised enterprise mobility companies in the world, blending technology with human expertise to deliver business outcomes, fast.

paper giant Group

Paper Giant

Paper Giant solves product, service and organisational challenges using design, research and strategy, drawing upon a diverse set of project experiences.

Course overview

How does it work?

Tap into the power of customer-centred design, and gain the skills to deliver best-fit products that your market will love. Learn about product development using the latest design thinking, prototyping and management strategies

Expert mentors provide guidance and support along the way, and you’ll work on real-world scenarios built in collaboration with leading industry partners.

Complete in 6 weeks – estimated 40-50 hours.
No prerequisites, however strong wifi is required

Key Topics:

  • Product fundamentals
  • Portfolio analysis
  • Opportunity identification
  • Product design
  • Product development
  • Achieving market-to-product fit
  • Managing product portfolios
  • Managing product teams
How does it work?


Digital Transformation program

Build the skill sets across core digital literacy components in our Digital Transformation program. Industry-led and collaborative, our program includes five up-to-the-minute courses which run over six weeks.

Digital Transformation Program

A$3,080 GST inc. (5 courses)

Start date: 25 Jun 2018

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Product Development and Innovation

Not ready to commit to the full program? Chart your own path and pay as you go. Sign up for a single course, learn with the best in industry, and come out with a new skill set.

Human Centred Design

A$770 GST inc. (course)

Start date: 20 Aug 2018

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Register your interest

Register your interest in Product Development and Innovation & stay up to date on announcements, events and industry news.


You will be eligible for a certificate on completing this course.

We estimate that you will need a total of 50 hours to complete this course over 8 weeks.

1) A computer with good internet access
2) Slack (web or free on the App Store)
3) ZOOM Cloud Meetings (web or free on the App Store)

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