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Now more than ever, the job market has an urgency for Micro-Credentials – these mini qualifications and learning experiences are becoming the forefront of professional skill sets, with 95% of human resource managers actively seeking micro-credentials from potential candidates.

Especially as a result of this technological age, employers must ensure that their team is fully equipped with a combination of both hard and soft skills. Microcredentialing solidifies this need, for both employers and employees.

What Are Micro-Credentials?

 

Micro credentials are certification-style qualifications that individuals choose to study to improve a skill found in a particular industry area. They are short, low-cost online courses that provide learners with a digital certification or a ‘digital badge’ when complete. This new learning concept continues to gain recognition and is highly sought after within the professional landscape.

The key difference between microcredentialling and other qualifications offered by higher education institutions – such as certificates or bachelors – is that micro credentials are delivered as ‘bite-sized’ chunks; illustrating the proficiency in a particular skill. They are developed with its particular industry in mind, ensuring that the qualification meets industry-specific needs, is relevant and is recognised by future employers. This new approach to professional development is personalised and generally transferrable.  https://www.training.com.au/ed/how-micro-credentials-can-benefit-you/

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