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.
Frequently asked questions
- What are micro-credentials?
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- How is a micro-credential different from other types of study?
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- Do I need any previous knowledge of the topic?
- How long does it take to earn a micro-credential?
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- I live outside Australia, am I eligible to enrol in a micro-credential?
- Can I study micro-credentials under my international student visa?
- I am on a visitor’s visa, but am really interested in upskilling. Am I eligible to enrol in a micro-credential?
- Can you register for more than one micro-credential at any one time?
- Will what I learn in a micro-credential be relevant to my job?
- Will micro-credentials give me university credit?
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- Will I attend a graduation ceremony to receive my Certificate of Achievement?
- How do I get my certificate and Professional Development (PD) Transcript?
- If I have enrolled but can’t participate in the micro-credential, can I get a refund?
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