The Bean Centre was founded in 2021 by Emeritus Professor Martin Bean CBE with a single mission: To partner with visionary education experts, breakthrough technology companies and future thinking education providers to create a future that works.

The Bean Centre Focus

Micro-Credential Technology Solutions

"We empower life-long learners"

The Bean Centre enables organisations to create connected learning ecosystems that recognise achievement with skills-aligned digital micro-credentials, stackable learning pathways, and portable learner records.

Global Collaboration Hub

"We speed things up"

The Bean Centre connects education systems with breakthrough educational initiatives and thought leading organisations. Nurture a community of practice to accelerate adoption.

Strategic Advice

"We build education solutions"

The Bean Centre provides strategic advice for educational organisations of all types -private, public and community. Our expertise draws on our deep knowledge of the intersection of technology and education.



Martin is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Bean Centre. His career has focused on the intersection of education and technology.

Martin was appointed as Vice-Chancellor and President of RMIT University in February 2015 and served until July 2021. He proudly remains part of the RMIT University community as an Emeritus Professor of Digital Education.

He previously held the positions of Vice-Chancellor of The Open University, the UK'S largest academic institution and leader in the provision of flexible learning, and General Manager of Microsoft's Education Products Group.

The Bean Centre Pty Ltd Acknowledgement Of Country

The Bean Centre acknowledges the people of the
Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct our business.

We respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past and present.


Skills Meet-Up Discussion Paper
Professor Martin Bean CBE was pleased to collaborate with leading EdTech company Edalex, to connect skills leaders and practitioners in a series of events to share their experiences, hear from policymakers and explore practical avenues to closing the skills gap in Australia. The thoughts and discussion points from the stakeholders involved are presented in this discussion paper, as are recommendations for key stakeholder groups.
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Micro-credentials in a Minute Podcast
Professor Martin Bean CBE was pleased to collaborate with Robert Bajor, Founder of Micro-credential Multiverse recently, featuring in the podcast series “Microcredentials in a Minute”. The podcasts aim to demystify the #microcredential space, one short conversation at a time.
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PwC Australia 2023 Future of Work Outlook
PwC Australia have released the 2023 Future of Work Outlook report, which Emeritus Professor Martin Bean CBE was pleased to collaborate with them on as an advisor. The report details what they believe to be the main Future of Work trends and the topics and questions organisations and their leaders need to consider in 2023.
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