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Tertiary education

To shape a new generation of engineers, computer scientists, lawyers, ethicists, entrepreneurs and technologists, we aim to embed Safety by Design in university curricula around the world.  

So the future workforce takes a proactive and preventative approach to user safety, we are working with the tertiary education sector to incorporate Safety by Design concepts across a broad range of disciplines. 

eSafety and RMIT University’s Safety by Design course

The eSafety Commissioner and RMIT University have co-developed a free short course to upskill future tech leaders on how to prevent online products, platforms and services from being unintentionally weaponised to carry out online harms.

The course enables learners to apply Safety by Design throughout the service and product lifecycle, helping galvanise a global online safety movement.   

The 12-hour course is available on the RMIT FutureLearn platform and covers: 

  • why online safety matters     
  • the three principles of Safety by Design     
  • industry assessment tools     
  • a holistic approach to Safety by Design. 

Check the FutureLearn website for course availability in 2023 and 2024.

More information

For more information, please read the frequently asked questions about the assessment tools. You can also find out more about Safety by Design initiatives or read the principles and background.

Feedback and collaboration

If you would like to give us feedback or let us know about a new feature or product, please get in touch. You can also find out more about how to collaborate on our Safety by Design initiatives.

Last updated: 25/09/2023