National Microcredentials Framework

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:

  • Outcome-based
  • 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.

Minimum standards

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.

Look here for further details.

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Author: Alan Maguire

35+ years experience as a trainer, instructional designer, quality manager, project manager, program manager, RTO auditor, RTO manager and VET adviser.

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