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Micro-credentials

TAKE YOUR KNOWLEDGE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

UWA Plus micro-credentials are professional short courses that demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience in a given subject area. Our micro-credentials focus on skills that are in high demand by employers and industry - complete a micro-credential for your professional development and improve your career outcomes.

We've designed UWA Plus micro-credentials to suit your needs - they are short and affordable so you can easily fit them into your lifestyle, with the flexibility to pick and choose what works for you. Update, upskill or reskill; complete a one-off micro-credential or stack them up and convert into credit towards an undergraduate or postgraduate course - the choice is yours.

Select from a range of areas, including professional writing, education and environmental science, economics, geology, engineering, health and more - with more UWA Plus micro-credentials on the way.

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Featured micro-credentials

 
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Integrated Einsteinian Science for School Teachers

This micro-credential introduces modern Einsteinian concepts related to the themes of the national curriculum across four modules. 

12pd points

NOTE -

Further information on taking the modules as individual micro-credentials is available on the web page.

 
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Australia and the Indo-Pacific – understanding our strategic connections to Asia

Gain an understanding of the Indo-Pacific region and Australia's strategic relationships to Asia.

2pd points


 

Advanced Strength and Conditioning for Sport Performance

This micro-credential adopts a practical and theoretical approach to develop a comprehensive understanding of contemporary, industry relevant strength and conditioning concepts. 

6pd points

               

Using R:  Environmental and Agricultural Applications 

This micro-credential introduces students to data collection and statistical data analysis using R and R studio, and focuses in detail on a set of specific methods relevant to obtaining non-market value information.

12pd points

 
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Tailings Management

With the current acute shortage of suitably trained and qualified tailings management engineers and personnel, an advanced knowledge in tailings management will improve your employability and future career outcomes.  

 

 

Autism Assessment and Diagnosis 

A suite of autism assessment and diagnosis micro-credentials developed by Autism CRC with The University of Western Australia.

   

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Micro-credentials by area of interest

Business and Commerce
Data and Computer Science
Earth Sciences
Education
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Health and Biomedical Sciences
Humanities and Social Sciences
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  • Characterising Groundwater Resources [GEOSM402]

    This micro-credential focuses on techniques for quantifying and utilizing groundwater resources.  The course is designed for people who have undergraduate-level scientific literacy and numeracy skills as well as some knowledge of groundwater systems.  

    Course dates
    17 June 2024 - 5 July 2024
    Cost
    $990 inc. GST


 


 

  • Predicting Change in Hydrologic Systems [GEOSM404]

    In this micro-credential you will build your skills in identifying the key features of hydrologic systems and implementing appropriate numerical models to predict their response to changing climate or management approaches.

     

    Course dates
    8 April 2024 - 3 May 2024
    Cost
    $990 inc. GST

  • Advanced Structural Geology [GEOSM501]

    This micro-credential is designed to give primary and secondary teachers and educators the confidence to effectively engage in quality Earth Science teaching in their own classrooms.

    Course dates
    1 July 2024 - 5 July 2024 (intensive week followed by 35 hours of practical exercises/assessment in subsequent three weeks)
    Cost
    $990 inc. GST

  • Geophysical Exploration: Basic Principles and Magnetics [GEOSM502]

    This micro-credential covers the important characteristics common to all geophysical methods used in mineral exploration: ambiguity, interference, noise, resolution and sampling considerations, image processing and the common methods of data enhancement.

    Course dates
    28 October 2024 - 1 November 2024
    Cost
    $990 inc. GST

  • Advanced Structural Geology Field Excursion [GEOSM503]

    This micro-credential provides professional geologists with an opportunity to build upon their existing knowledge and skills in structural geology on a field excursion focusing on the tectonic and metallogenic evolution of the Kalgoorlie Terrane (WA).

    Course dates
    6 July 2024 - 13 July 2024 (fieldwork with assessment in following three weeks)
    Cost
    $1850 inc. GST

  • Geophysical Exploration: Gravity, Radiometric, Electrical and Electromagnetic Methods [GEOSM504]

    This micro-credential focuses on the key concepts of gravity, radiometric, electrical and electromagnetic geophysical methods as applied to mineral system-based exploration.

    Course dates
    4 November 2024 - 8 November 2024 (intensive week followed by 35 hours of practical exercises/assessment in subsequent three weeks)
    Cost
    $990 inc. GST

  • Integrated Einsteinian Science for School Teachers [PHYSN410]

    This micro-credential introduces modern Einsteinian concepts related to the themes of the national curriculum. These concepts are
    rarely taught to school students despite their enormous explanatory power for understanding the world around us, as well
    as their central importance to modern science, technology, and industry.

    The following four modules are covered in this micro-credential:
     (1) Atoms, Light, Space, and Climate
    (2) Gravity, Energy, and Quantum Mechanics
    (3) From Climate to Cosmology
    (4) Modern Science in the Real World

    Course dates

    Registrations for the current teaching period have closed.
    This micro-credential may be offered again later in 2024.

  • Data Analysis with R for Agriculture and Environmental Science [SCIEM504]

    The micro-credential introduces students to data analysis and report preparation using R and R studio at a workplace standard. Students learn appropriate analyses and statistical techniques for different data, and basic programming in R. You will also experience the advanced analytical and graphical capabilities of R.

    Course dates
    2024 dates will be updated soon
    Cost
    $990 inc. GST

  • Data Analysis with R for Agriculture and Environmental Science [SCIEM505]

    This micro-credential introduces students to data collection and statistical data analysis using R and R studio, and and focuses in detail on a set of specific methods relevant to obtaining non-market value information. The specific context of the examples used are relevant to research and data analysis in environmental and agricultural science, and environmental and agricultural economics, and environmental management

    Course dates

    26 February - 6 July 2024 [MC-1C]

    26 February - 1 November 2024 [MC-1Y]

    22 July - 1 November 2024 [MC-2C]

    22 July - 13 June 2025 [MC-2Y]

    Cost
    Fee-free - thanks to a Microcredentials Pilot in Higher Education grant

  • Applied Benefit: Cost Analysis – The Essentials [SCIEM521]

    Cost Analysis is one of the most important and widely used tools of economics. It supports improved decision making about projects and policies by providing a systematic, logical, transparent, and consultative approach to evaluating and prioritising them. In this micro-credential, participants will learn the essential background knowledge and know how to apply Benefit: Cost Analysis in weighing explicit and implicit costs and benefits of a project or an investment program.

    Course dates
    Commences 26 February 2024
    Cost
    $440 inc. GST

  • Applied Benefit: Cost Analysis – Measuring Benefits [SCIEM522]

    This micro-credential is for those who already have knowledge of the essentials of Benefit: Cost Analysis (e.g., through having completed SCIEM521 Applied Benefit: Cost Analysis - The Essentials) and are seeking additional knowledge on how to estimate and calculate the monetary values of various types of benefits from a project or policy, for inclusion in a Benefit: Cost Analysis. This will allow them to apply Benefit: Cost Analysis to a broad range of real projects and policies.

    Course dates
    Commences 26 February 2024
    Cost
    $440 inc. GST

  • Applied Benefit: Cost Analysis – Practical issues [SCIEM523]

    This micro-credential is for those who have some knowledge of Benefit: Cost Analysis (e.g. through having completed SCIEM521 Applied Benefit: Cost Analysis - The Essentials and SCIEM522 Applied Benefit: Cost Analysis - Measuring Benefits) and are seeking to develop their skills in applying the technique in practical situations. It covers a variety of practical issues, including obtaining the required information, representing project risks, handling uncertainty, conducting sensitivity analysis, reporting results and avoiding traps and errors.

    Course dates
    Commences 26 February 2024
    Cost
    $440 inc. GST

 

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Frequently asked questions

What are micro-credentials?

Micro-credentials are short courses. Successfully completing a micro-credential showcases mastery of specific skills, knowledge and/or experience in a given subject area or capability. Designed to meet students’ flexibility requirements, micro-credentials focus on skills that are in high demand by employers and industry, and provide the opportunity for you to update, upskill or reskill in specific areas. UWA Plus micro-credentials are delivered by UWA or by an external provider via an agreement with UWA.

Are micro-credentials right for me?

If you’re interested in upskilling in a specific area with the option of gaining university credit, micro-credentials may be right for you. Check the specific micro-credential listing for details.

How is a micro-credential different from other types of study?

Micro-credentials are short, specific courses designed to be stackable. They give you the flexibility to pick and choose what works for you, so you can complete a one-off micro-credential or stack multiple micro-credentials to convert to academic credit towards an undergraduate or postgraduate course.

What are ‘stackable’ micro-credentials?

Micro-credentials are ‘stackable’ because you can combine multiple micro-credentials that may be converted to academic credit towards an undergraduate or postgraduate course.

Why are micro-credentials valuable?

Successfully completing a micro-credential showcases mastery of specific skills or knowledge. Micro-credentials contribute to your skillset and employability, and create pathways for continued learning.

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