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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 employability and future 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, bioethics, 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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Teaching and Learning with Young Adult Fiction: Part A  

This micro-credential provides an overview of young adult fiction, as novel, hybrid story, multimodal and graphic stories and games, and how it can be used to support and extend learning across the curriculum.

3pd points

 
 

Introduction to Groundwater Systems

Groundwater is a vital freshwater resource that supports billions of people and a vast range of ecosystems globally. This UWA micro-credential introduces the key components and processes at play in groundwater systems.

3pd points

 
 

Teaching Outdoors

This micro-credential aims to introduce primary or secondary school teachers and educators to the wealth of opportunities for incorporating outdoor learning activities into teaching aspects of the STEM and HASS curriculums at all levels.

2pd points

 

Tailings Management Micro-Credentials

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.

Micro-credentials offered in July 2022:

Responsible Agricultural Production 

History and Basic Characteristics of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

This micro-credential will provide you with foundational knowledge required for understanding FASD. This will include covering the historical and social context of FASD, characteristics of FASD and common comorbidities.

3pd points

 

Professional Writing and Communication

Professional Writing and Communication provides interactive instruction and practice in professional workplace communication.

Through workshops and assessments, you'll develop skills in report writing, the organisation of logical arguments, research and compositional strategies, media literacy, the use of web-based resources and forms of oral communication.

2pd points

Micro-credentials by area of interest

Agricultural Environmental and Biological Sciences

  • Understanding Environmental DNA

    This unit will develop your understanding of environmental DNA with emphasis on the entire process from sample collection through to reporting of findings. 

    Start date
    27 June 2022

    Cost
    $660 inc. GST
Business and Commerce
Data and Computer Science
Education
Engineering


Health and Biomedical Sciences
Humanities and Social Sciences
Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Psychology
 
Research
Transferrable skills

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.

If the micro-credential you are interested in is not listed, please register your interest so we can keep you updated.

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