Micro-credentialed courses FAQs
- Our micro-credential courses vary in length from 4 – 20 hours of study, and include a formal assessment that corresponds to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level. When you complete a course, you’ll be awarded a digital badge that represents the credential gained.
The courses and credentials respond to the evolution of the profession to teach you the skills and capabilities that employers need in finance and business. Our micro-credentialed courses support different ways of learning, and their flexibility allows you to fit them into your busy lifestyle.
Yes. All of our micro-credentialed courses have in-built assessments which are included in the fee. If you don’t complete the assessment, you won’t receive the micro-credential, and won’t be eligible to claim a digital badge.
No, the micro-credential assessments seek to replicate real world practice, while validating the competency requirements of each course. You may refer to the course or other supporting resources you deem necessary.
However, open book exams don’t mean you won’t need to study the content. Answers won’t be easy to find during your assessment. You need to be familiar with the concepts and contents of the course, plus any supporting resources that are used in the assessment.
Your assessment will be an accurate representation of the skills that you need to demonstrate at the advised level of competency. View our definitions of levels of capability and experience in the resources and guides section below.
We encourage you to spend the recommended study time on the course, and read through the entire content, before attempting your assessment.
Some micro-credentials have supporting resources to help you prepare for the exam, such as a practice exam and a short ‘assessment assistance’ video containing study tips.
When someone clicks on your digital badge, they can view details about your achievement. We call this information ‘metadata’. It includes:
- who has awarded the badge
- the content you studied (including learning outcomes)
- the hours of learning
- the assessment process you undertook
- the skills demonstrated.
- We have partnered with Credly, an organisation that provides digital credentials worldwide. Credly will issue and manage your digital badges.
- No. There are no additional fees to use Credly.
- No, digital badges are secure, tamper proof icons, linked to data hosted on Credly. The link to verified data makes them more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your credentials and associated identity.
By following the links on Credly, you can display your digital badges on social media sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Weibo. You can also share them by email, or embed them in a website or your email signature. View our Digital Badge Guide below for details on how to claim your badge and more.