Holden will look to recruit graduates of an Australia-first uni course teaching students to develop driverless vehicles.
Study hard, get good grades and land a job with Holden is the tantalising prospect for those undertaking Australia's first online course on self-driving cars.
The RMIT course, backed by the carmaker and Silicon Valley-based education provider Udacity, will introduce students to the programming requires in autonomous vehicles.
Holden is among a host of car and technology companies developing driverless vehicles in Australia and recently announced it would recruit 150 extra engineers for its advanced vehicle department.
"On the path towards a driverless future - with safer roads and fewer crashes - we see education as critical to building the technical know-how and developing the soft skills beyond automotive engineering experience that will drive us to the forefront of the industry," GM Holden engineering executive director Brett Vivian said in a statement.
While manufacturers had begun recruiting specialist engineers in Australia, RMIT says the country had no dedicated course on driverless technology until now.
RMIT Online chief executive Helen Souness said companies and individuals alike had to make a concerted effort to upskill to adapt to the changing workforce.
"Disruptive changes to business models will have a profound impact on the employment landscape over the coming years," she said in a statement.
Driverless buses operating at low speeds have been trialled in Queensland while an on-demand highly automated car was launched in Perth in September.
That's despite an Ipsos poll in April showing Australians are less optimistic than most around the world about the new road technology.
The federal government's trade and investment body expects driverless vehicles will be a key part of the booming transport innovation sector, which is set to explode in value from $211 million to more than $16 billion by 2025.