CPA Australia Micro-Credentials

Content Summary

Make a big impression

Our micro-credentials courses cover the most in-demand business and finance skills. They are flexible, relevant, and provide lifelong learning opportunities.

What are micro-credentials?

Micro-credentials are a form of certification and represent key marks of achievement. They can be earned through bite-sized chunks of learning that you can complete at your own pace, anywhere and anytime.

Our micro-credentials courses focus on specific skills and capabilities and are a new way to accumulate and demonstrate your knowledge, skills and competence.

What are the benefits of micro-credentials?

What will our micro-credentials cover?

CPA Australia Micro-Credentials will be based on soft skills, technical skills, public practice or a combination of all three, and will align to our Accounting and Finance Capability Framework.

The first suite is on the topic of Digital Finance, made up of six courses. Each course represents 20 hours of study. You can choose to study all six or a combination.

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What are digital badges and certificates?

The award of a micro-credential will be represented by a digital badge or, for a stack of micro-credentials, a digital certificate.

Digital icons will visually represent your achievements and contain relevant information incorporated within the icon itself. These icons contain embedded metadata. When you share your digital badge through platforms such as LinkedIn, someone viewing your badge can explore the metadata to learn more about the course undertaken, skills obtained, how you were assessed, and verify the badge's authenticity.

How it works

1. Complete a micro-credentials course

Our micro-credentials courses are equivalent to 20, 30, 40 or 60 hours of learning, including an accompanying assessment.

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2. Receive a digital badge

We've partnered with Credly to provide you with a digital badge once you successfully pass your assessment. The digital badge represents your micro-credential.

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3. Show off your badge

You'll be able to claim your digital badge via the Credly platform. Your digital badge contains information describing the micro-credential you've achieved and will allow you to demonstrate your level of capability.

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Have a question?

View some frequently asked questions about our micro-credentials courses.