Be CQ Ready

This programme is open to students in higher education studying at RMIT University. 

Develop Cultural Intelligence online with peers from around the world.

Be CQ Ready

Be CQ Ready is an interactive online programme that allows you to develop Cultural Intelligence (CQ).


Drawing on the rich diversity that exists across all the RMIT campuses globally, you will come together to learn with and from each other through a dynamic, interactive online programme.

Who you can hear from

You will benefit from insight and learnings from senior leaders from organizations such as Google, Amazon and EY, as well as your peers from other RMIT campuses across the globe.

Annisa Istighfari, Student, RMIT

“Through the program I learned how to communicate with people who are different from me not only in terms of cultural but also academic backgrounds; and trying to come up with a collective solution to a challenge.” 

Why take part?

  • Become equipped with the leadership skills to build relationships and deliver results across cultural boundaries
  • Develop deeper self-awareness through uncovering cultural influences and their impact on behaviour
  • Be better able to inspire and motivate diverse groups with different perspectives

How to apply

What is involved?
  • The program content itself takes around four hours to complete and is spread across the first two weeks (you might go faster or slower depending on your learning style, you could do it all in one go or module by module).
  • You will also be asked to complete two pieces of assessment at the end of the second week, in addition to the program content – this is not designed to be onerous but may take you an additional one to two hours. 


  • In the third week of the program, you will be asked to peer review one of the assessments mentioned above for one of your fellow learners – this should take no more than 15 minutes. 

So the program could take you up to 6.5 hours, spread across three weeks. 

For further information contact

RMIT University is a global university of technology, design and enterprise.

One of Australia’s original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with the needs of industry and the community.

RMIT University is a world leader in Art and Design; Architecture and the Built Environment; Engineering; Accounting and Finance; and Business and Management Studies.

Professor Andrew MacIntyre , Deputy Vice-Chancellor Global Development & Vice President, RMIT University

RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.  As a global university, we partner with leading organisations around the world to achieve this goal and create a variety of study and internship opportunities.  Common Purpose brings to us a deep and established understanding of the links between leadership and cultural intelligence in the context of building the skills, experiences and networks that will benefit RMIT graduates .  Through engagement with the Common Purpose programs, networks and partners, the staff and students of RMIT will have greater access to life-changing experiences and opportunities to learn more about working across boundaries and becoming global leaders.