Micro-credentials are short professional qualifications that demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience in a given subject area. These qualifications can be completed as a one-off or you can stack them up towards a higher qualification. Complete a micro-credential to improve your employability and future career outcomes.
We’ve designed our micro-credentials to suit your needs. The short, affordable modules are often wholly online, so you can easily fit them in to your lifestyle. Select from a range of areas, including professional writing, bioethics, economics, geology, ocean pollution and more.
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Biodesign Medical Technology Innovation
Based on the Biodesign Methodology for innovating medical technologies, this micro-credential provides students with the opportunity to identify and research real clinical unmet needs, brainstorm a medical technology solution, and learn the medical device development process.
Bioethics: Life and Death
This micro-credential aims to give students a solid grounding in general ethical theories before considering their application to topics in bioethics. We will discuss a wide range of issues, including (but not limited to) abortion, euthanasia, the allocation of scarce medical resources, triage, paternalistic public health interventions, compulsory vaccination, and so on. Four weeks will be devoted directly to issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ethics For The Digital Age: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy
This micro-credential provides an introduction to moral philosophy, and considers its application to problems arising out of the development of new, digital technologies. The first half of the micro-credential covers several influential theories about what makes an action or policy morally right or morally wrong. In the second half of the micro-credential, you’ll discuss applied ethical questions concerning cutting-edge digital technologies.
Advanced Structural Geology
This micro-credential aims to provide professional geologists with the opportunity to build upon their existing knowledge and skills in structural geology and to be able to expand their understanding of structural analysis applied to ore deposits. It is ideal for industry geologists who are looking to develop more advanced skills of relevance to their current or future employment.
Geophysical Exploration: Gravity and Magnetics
This micro-credential focuses on gravity and magnetic methods as the two most commonly used geophysical methods in mineral exploration. The micro-credential provides the opportunity for participants to learn to work with geophysical data in a learning scenario that mimics how they are used in the work place.
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. The micro-credential also considers the ways in which communication can imply assumptions about social value.
Tackling Plastic Pollution
This micro-credential is most useful for community, government and business leaders interested in gaining a solid understanding of the various strategies to prevent and reduce plastic pollution. After completion, you will be better prepared to apply the concepts learned in your profession via e.g. decreasing the plastic footprint of your home and business, as well as pursuing promising impact investment opportunities.
Research Skills Fundamentals
This unit provides research skills training to equip students with the fundamentals to conduct research. Through a range of feature talks focusing on global issues, students are exposed to the theory and practice of research across different disciplines. Interactive workshops develop students' information literacy, writing and communication skills, and introduce them to the principles of ethical research conduct.
Introduction to Coastal Engineering
This micro-credential provides professionals working in the coastal zone with skills and knowledge in coastal engineering. You will learn how to interpret observed coastal changes in relation to coastal forcing and gain an improved understanding of the technical methods used for coastal engineering and coastal hazard assessment.
Offshore Environment: The Building Blocks and Project Life Cycle of Offshore Infrastructure Projects
This micro-credential provides engineering professionals with skills and training in the offshore energy sector. You will gain an understanding of the seabed and metocean offshore environment and the project cycle from assessment to commissioning, drawing from recent research performed in close collaboration with oil and gas industry.
Coastal Physical Oceanography
In the course you will learn about the important physical processes that impact the circulation and mixing along the coastal ocean. We will also cover coastal currents, fronts and horizontal eddies that vary on time scales of days to months and spatial scales of one to hundreds of kilometers.
Site Investigation and Principles of Offshore Geotechnical Engineering Design
This micro-credential is for engineering professionals looking to upskill in the offshore energy sector. In this course you will develop knowledge of offshore site investigation as well as the principles of offshore geotechnical engineering design.
Coastal Ocean Observations
With this micro-credential you will gain introductory knowledge to coastal ocean observations. This course is ideal for practicing engineers, coastal planners and to those who want to develop knowledge on ocean observing.
Geotechnical Engineering of Offshore Pipelines
This micro-credential is for engineering professionals looking for training tailored to the offshore energy sector to further develop knowledge of offshore geotechnical engineering design.
Applied Benefit: Cost Analysis
Applied Benefit: Cost Analysis is one of the most important and widely used tools of economics. In this micro-credential, participants will learn how to apply Benefit: Cost Analysis in a rigorous, informative and practical way, that recognises the importance of consulting with stakeholders and experts.
6pd points, stackable
Data Analysis with R for Agriculture and Environmental Science
Participants in this micro-credential learn how to undertake data analysis using the R software platform. Participants develop skills that can be used in a wide variety of workplaces. Participants learn how to recognise the appropriate statistical technique for different data types, and how to execute appropriate analysis using R.
6pd points, stackable
GIS and Remote Sensing in a Changing World
This micro-credential explores Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing methods through real-world scenarios. Participants will explore impactful applications, such as the use of timeseries satellite data in measuring climate change impacts, or blue carbon hotspots. After completion, participants will be better prepared to apply GIS and remote sensing to environmental scenarios.
6pd points, stackable
Performance Measurement with Data Envelopment Analysis
Performance measurement is important for evaluating how well firms are using available resources given the available production technology. This micro-credential introduces the fundamental concepts of performance measurement from an economic perspective, which is the basis for efficiency and productivity analysis.
6pd points, stackable
Responsible Agricultural Production
This micro-credential will use a philosophical approach to critically analyse agricultural activities around the world. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills to conduct a fair assessment of current and future ethical issues arising from agricultural production. They will examine current ideologies and scientific research that attempts to understand and improve the ethics of agriculture worldwide.
6pd points, stackable
Insight into Neurological Disorders
This micro-credential provides information on a range of neurological disorders via online lectures. Students will increase their understanding of neurological disorders including symptoms, prevalence, risk factors, mechanisms and treatments available and gain an understanding of current research in the field.
History and Basic Characteristics of FASD
This micro-credential will provide students with foundational knowledge required for understanding FASD. This will include covering the historical and social context of FASD, characteristics of FASD and common comorbidities.
Considerations for FASD Diagnosis
This micro-credential will provide students with foundational knowledge required for understanding FASD. This will include covering the basic characteristics of FASD, relevant ethical issues in assessment and diagnosis, and forms of intervention which may be helpful for people with FASD.
This micro-credential provides an overview of the relationship between Australia and Korea.
Foundations of Korean Law and Society
This course outlines the history and development of the Korean legal systems, and key issues in South Korean criminal and civil procedure law, and provides a brief overview of the North Korean legal system.
Korea and its Neighbours
This micro-credential course outlines the impact of historical events such as the Japanese colonial occupation, the US Army Military Government in Korea, the Korean War, and Korea's ongoing engagement with other nations.
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