Version Effective: 5th of February, 2024
Version Effective: 5th of February, 2024

PDC130369 - Building a Micro-credential at CQUniversity

Course Details

Course Summary

This micro-credential will outline the process you will need to follow when building a micro-credential at CQUniversity. The content covers the workload and workflow required for concept development, governance and ongoing management as well as the design and review process with the learning design team. Design and development of digital badges will also be covered. Existing micro-credentials will be highlighted as exemplars and links to available resources and guidelines on StaffNet will be provided. 

This micro-credential provides a non-creditable micro-credential and digital badge 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

This micro-credential is for CQUniversity staff.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
  • International
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

CQUniversity staff can enrol in this micro-credential through EMPower.

Study Area
  • Education and Humanities
  • Information Technology and Digital Media
  • Work and Study Preparation
Skill Area
  • Business Services
  • Education Support
  • General Education and Training

Admission Codes

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

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

This micro-credential will provide CQUniversity staff with the knowledge and skills to work with the Centre for Professional Development to design, develop and manage micro-credential and digital badge development. 

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.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Outline the definition of micro-credentials and digital badges as defined by CQUniversity policy
  2. Identify the required governance and approval processes for the development of micro-credentials and digital badges 
  3. Reflect on the role of the subject matter expert/proposer in micro-credentials and digital badge development
  4. Identify the various modes of access, reporting and financial management of micro-credentials at CQUniversity.


Online Quiz

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