The National Microcredentials Framework was released on the 22nd of March 2022.
About the National Microcredentials Framework
Microcredentials are unregulated. The aim of the National Microcredentials Framework is to provide a nationally consistent framework for defining microcredentials across higher education, vocational education, and industry.
The Framework encourages all microcredentials to adhere to the following four principles:
- Driven by industry need
- Tailored or support lifelong learning
- Transparent and accessible.
Critical information requirements
The National Microcredentials Framework outlines critical information requirements that providers should consider using when advertising their microcredentials.
The National Microcredentials Framework describes a number of minimum standards for microcredentials:
The learning outcomes for the microcredential must be clearly stated.
A microcredential requires assessment that provides evidence that learning outcomes have been achieved.
Microcredentials must have a volume of learning that is at least one hour.
Microcredentials may certify the attainment of skills, knowledge, and competencies.
Unregulated providers of microcredentials must provide a quality assurance statement with the following suggested elements:
- Profile of the provider
- A description of the quality assurance processes
- The process for reviewing and updating the microcredential.
Announcement from On Target Work Skills
As from the 29th of March 2022, On Target Work Skills has officially become a provider of microcredentials. The first microcredential being offered is, ‘How to implement the National Microcredentials Framework‘.
Currently, there are two scheduled dates:
- Friday 22nd of April 2022
- Thursday 5th of May 2022.
Training trainers since 1986