Aerotropolis Multiversity

The Multiversity is a new way to access the expertise and resources of four of Australia’s leading Universities through one door.

Launching in 2021 with Aerotropolis Industry 4.0 the Multiversity will prioritise training in high-demand science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), related skills and professions such as advanced manufacturing, engineering systems, digital analytics, cybersecurity.

Education Model

The Multiversity Skills Innovation Model (MSIM) is an industry-focused, skills-based, education and training model, founded on a well-integrated blend of higher education, vocational education and work-integrated training, embracing qualifications from certificate through to postgraduate qualifications.

Designed through extensive collaborations aimed at the interchange of expertise across the four partner universities, TAFE NSW and industry.

Participants are introduced to multi-skilled, collaborative learning contexts beyond the traditional classroom approach towards learning and applying skills in a workplace context to produce job-ready graduates.

This model facilitates stackable micro-credentials, focused on new skilling, upskilling, reskilling, and emerging skill gaps, and includes critical thinking, communication and workplace skills. Each part provides flexible entry and exit points to promote just-in-time learning for employees.

By applying this education model as the cornerstone of the Multiversity and the Aerotropolis Industry 4.0, participants will be forging new ground in the education sector. Our industry partnerships with national and international companies keen to ensure that skilled workers are ready to fill the 200,000 jobs target of the NSW Government.

Our approach is leveraging multiple precincts across the Western Sydney innovation arc to equal the ambition and realise the potential of this vital region.

Aerotropolis Industry 4.0

Aerotropolis Industry 4.0 is an innovative two-year program of accredited, high-quality education units, co-designed with industry and TAFE NSW. This program is based on MSIM and is an initiative that will support the objectives of the Western Sydney City Deal.

From day one, participants will experience a new way of integrating education, training and research with industry experience by working on real-life projects for and with industry in a blended learning environment.

Participants will be among the first to experience this practice-oriented engineering program with a bachelor's degree pathway, designed for people, seeking an industry-related, learning experience.

Its focus is on Industry 4.0 technology skills, preparing participants to be job-ready and providing them with the skills to navigate disruptive futures in areas such as advanced manufacturing; materials; robotics and AI; electronics; energy systems to name a few.

Aiming to attract diverse cohorts of participants, this program focuses on young people aged 17-24 years and those wishing to upgrade their skills and qualifications. Given its flexible and intensive design, the program will allow people to gain just-in-time skills while continuing to work.

By studying with us you will develop an enterprising and entrepreneurial mindset, along with strong team-working, collaboration and communication skills. These are skills employers need from job-ready graduates.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.