Sydney RPA developers: how to become an automation engineer

Sydney RPA developers: how to become an automation engineer

Bart Thomas

July 9, 2020

More than five million Australian jobs – almost 40 per cent of  jobs that exist today – are likely to be lost in the next 10 to 15 years thanks to automation, according to a report released by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia. Conversely, AI and automation will create more than 100 million new jobs over the coming 10 years. If you’re looking towards the future and want to position yourself to have the best chance of success, then there are some essential automation skills you should start building today.

As the engine of workplace digital transformation, automation is not only changing the work landscape, but also how each of us does our work. Here at DX, we’ve built an RPA practice around the industry powerhouse UiPath.

Upskilling with RPA is a particularly smart move; it’s the future of almost every workplace. To assist in your career development, UiPath have established an online learning portal called the UiPath Academy. It is a fantastic resource to up-skill yourself around UiPath specifically and RPA in general. Academy training courses prepare professionals for the roles required to build an RPA Center of Excellence (CoE) within an organisation, including RPA developers, solution architects, infrastructure engineers, implementation managers and business analysts. More than 550,000 individuals around the world have enrolled in UiPath Academy since its launch in 2017.

It’s also free to get your hands dirty, as UiPath offers developers, students, and small teams unlimited access to the community edition of the UiPath platform.

The UiPath Academy is also free of charge and there are a number of courses and certifications based on the type of work you currently perform and where you want to be.

“UiPath sits in the cockpit of the RPA rocket ship. UiPath’s financial backing, and savvy development and marketing, make it hard to bet against.”
(The Forrester Wave™: Robotic Process Automation, Q4 2019)

Courses help you to develop a career in the following streams:

  • RPA Developer Foundation
  • RPA Developer Advanced
  • RPA Business Analyst
  • RPA Implementation Manager
  • RPA Infrastructure Engineer
  • RPA Solution Architect


Certification requires that you sit an exam which costs US$ 150/ 90 Minutes for the Associate Level and US$ 200/120 Minutes for an Advanced certification.

Exams are offered at two certification levels:

  • RPA Associate: Considered the foundational certification level for all RPA job roles. The exam tests problem-solving and process development skills, plus abilities in UiPath platform (including Studio, Orchestrator, and Robots).
  • RPA Advanced Developer: Recommended as a second certification level following RPA Associate for those in technical roles (e.g., RPA Developer, Solution Architect), with more than six months of on-the-ground RPA experience. The exam tests peoples’ abilities to design and develop complex RPA solutions in enterprise environments.


UiPath continuously align training and certification exams to newer versions of the UiPath platform. Practice tests are available online via the learning academy and are also free. Exams are offered in secure proctored environments at Pearson VUE Test Centers throughout the world and as remotely proctored exams at your home or office via OnVUE.

Want to learn more about RPA and how it can benefit your organisation? Get in touch, we’d love to chat.