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PDC102649 - Leading Education for Global Citizenship and Global Competence

Course Details

Course Summary

This micro-credential is designed to foster the global competence of educators and develop their understanding of the role of education for global citizenship/global competence in promoting social cohesion and fostering the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes students need to effectively engage in a globalised world. The micro-credential consists of four modules containing readings, videos and activities that enable reflection and the application of theory to practice.

The modules are shaped by four questions:

  1. Why do we need education for global citizenship/global competence?
  2. What do we mean by education for global citizenship/global competence?
  3. How can educational leaders create the conditions necessary to foster a culture of global citizenship in their context?
  4. What signature strategies are available to educators who wish to effectively educate for global citizenship/global competence?

This is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Our micro-credentials are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What is a Digital Badge?

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for students enrolling in this micro-credential.

Our micro-credentials are available for anyone to access. You do not have to be a CQUniversity student. 

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
  • International
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply
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Study Area
  • Education and Humanities
  • Work and Study Preparation
Skill Area
  • Education Support
  • General Education and Training
  • Youth Services

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet the Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements of their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Successful completion of this micro-credential assists registered teachers to meet their professional development requirements and develops participants’ capacity to satisfy the requirements of the following AISTL Professional Standards for Teachers at Highly Accomplished Teacher level:

  • Standard 1.1 & 1.3;
  • Standard 2.1 & 2.4;
  • Standard 3.3; 3.4 & 3.6;
  • Standard 4.1;
  • Standard 6.2 & 6.4; and
  • Standard 7.4. 

For educators in the Early Childhood sector, successful completion of this micro-credential assists in addressing the following elements from the National Quality Standards:

  • Standard 1.1: Elements 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3;
  • Standard 1.2: Elements 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3;
  • Standard 3.2: Element 3.2.3;
  • Standard 5.1: Elements 5.1.1, 5.1.2; and
  • Standard 5.2: Elements 5.2.1, 5.2.2.

In addition to addressing these standards, this micro-credential offers participants the opportunity to reflect on their practice and develop leadership potential in the field of education for global citizenship and global competence. Such leadership potential aligns strongly with state, national and international policy agendas and, as such, could open opportunities for participants to contribute substantially to the culture of their school or centre. Knowledge and experience in this field would also be highly regarded by potential employers.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details, including the different study modes offered for each structure.


8 hours online self-paced learning.

Students can access the micro-credential for one year from enrolment.

  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Clarify why it is necessary to educate for global citizenship and global competence particularly in relation to achieving social cohesion
  2. Describe the theory and intent of education for global citizenship and global competence including alignment with relevant education frameworks and curriculum
  3. Identify and apply the leadership approaches to foster a culture of global citizenship in an educational context
  4. Recognise, describe and apply signature strategies to effectively embed education for global citizenship and global competence in existing curricula and pedagogies.


Online Quiz


Digital Badge via Credly

Students can also download a Certificate of Completion, share to social media or add to a professional portfolio. 

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