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NFTs: A Practical Guide

Gain a practical introduction to NFTs as you explore blockchain technology and learn how to mint and share NFTs.

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NFTs: A Practical Guide

590 enrolled on this course

  • 4 weeks

  • 3 hours per week

  • Accreditation available

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Introductory level

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Delve into the NFT market with the experts at RMIT

An NFT (Non-Fungible Tokens) is a unique representation of an asset or good in the form of a virtual token. With the digital asset marketplace continuing to grow, NFTs look set to stay.

On this four-week course, experts from RMIT’s Blockchain Innovation Hub will guide you through the world of NFTs and the blockchain technology that supports them.

Through investigating real-world cases, you’ll gain practical experience in minting your own NFT and engaging with the NFT community.

Explore key terms and elements of NFTs

On the course, you’ll learn the key terms of NFT to ensure you have a solid understanding of how NFTs work and how to navigate the ecosystem.

You’ll also investigate the possibilities created by NFTs as you explore examples that are disrupting art, entertainment, sports, business, gaming, and numerous other industries.

Some exercises in the course will provide options that you can choose depending on your interest, such as using NFTs in business for marketers, valuing NFTs for investors, or using NFTs as an artist.

Learn how to mint an NFT

The course will take you step-by-step through how to mint, store, and share NFTs as well as the risks involved with this.

You’ll also learn about common NFT transactions including strategies for marketing NFTs and methods for pricing and buying an NFT.

Explore NFT communities

Finally, the course will prepare you to further experiment with NFTs on your own.

You’ll examine the rights and regulations that apply to NFTs and be introduced to NFT communities. You’ll receive guidance on safely navigating and interacting with these communities to ensure you feel comfortable exploring NFTs outside of this course.


  • Week 1

    Introduction to NFTs

    • Introduction

      A brief video welcome to the 'Introduction to NFTs' course

    • Notable NFT successes

      We’ll start our exploration of NFTs by examining some of the biggest NFT success stories.

    • NFTs and blockchain

      To understand the basics of NFTs we much first understand blockchain technology and its role in the development of NFTs.

    • The NFT ecosystem


    • NFT Glossary

      A glossary of relevant NFT terms and definitions

  • Week 2

    Mint your own NFTs

    • Introduction

      Introduction to Week 2: Mint your own NFTs

    • What is involved in minting an NFT?

      An overview of the steps that users need to follow to mint an NFT

    • Minting and storing your NFT

      Explains the risks involved with minting, storing and sharing an NFT

    • NFT communities

      Overview of NFTs communities, their platforms, the services they provide and how users interact

  • Week 3

    Engaging an NFT community

    • Introduction

      An introduction to week 3 and the types of NFT Communities

    • NFTs in gaming

      How NFTs have and will continue to impact gaming

    • NFTs in sport and entertainment

      An overview of Overview of how NFTs have and will continue to impact sports and entertainment.

    • Social tokens and patronage

      Describing the use of NFTs as tickets and credentials

  • Week 4

    Exploring the World of NFTs

    • Introduction

      Chris Berg and Jason Potts introduce us to Week 4.

    • Exploring NFT communities

      Describing the role NFT communities play in the NFT ecosystem

    • Navigating NFTs Safely

      An overview of identified NFT risks and their impacts.

    • How NFTs are regulated

      A discussion of how NFTs are handled with regards to taxation

    • The Future of NFTs

      In this activity, we will cover the future of NFTs and what you can do next on your NFT journey.

Who is this accredited by?

The CPD Certification Service
The CPD Certification Service:

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 and is the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the CPD policies of professional and academic bodies.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and join a global classroom of learners. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Describe the key terms and elements of NFTs
  • Demonstrate the necessary steps to mint an NFT
  • Explain the uses and opportunities associated with NFTs
  • Describe common NFT transactions
  • Explore the rights and regulations that apply to NFTs
  • Collaborate with an NFT community

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in NFTs and blockchain technology.

You could be a digital artist wanting to buy and sell NFTs of your artwork, a professional marketer looking to build NFT campaigns, a gamer wanting to create gaming NFTs or an investor wishing to gain financial reward from NFTs.

Who will you learn with?

Jason Potts is a Distinguished Professor of Economics, Co-director of the Blockchain Innovation Hub at RMIT. His research work focuses on the economics of innovation and new technologies.

Chris Berg is an Associate Professor at RMIT University, co-director of the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub, and author of 'Understanding the Blockchain Economy'

Head of Learning for RMIT Digital3, Stuart is an established university learning and teaching leader, an experienced senior educator, and is an active researcher and advisor in the digital economy.

Who developed the course?

RMIT University

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) is a global university, with over 80,000 students, specialising in technology, design and enterprise.

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    Melbourne, Australia
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    Top 210Source: QS World University Rankings 2022

RMIT University Digital3

D3 provides a simple way to work with a single, multi-disciplinary group of experts in a collaborative, innovative educational environment.

RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub

RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub is the world’s first research centre on the social science of Blockchain.

We are an interdisciplinary team of researchers in economics, political-economy, organisational theory, law, sociology, politics and communications. We work on crypto-economics, business strategy and adaptation to blockchain technologies, mapping the blockchain economy, and identifying the public policy challenges that will hold back or accelerate this economic revolution.

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