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Version Effective: 29th of June, 2021

PDC59242 - Building your Personal and Professional Profile

Course Details

Course Summary

Developing a personal and professional profile is more than just a resume for an employer. The profile is a collection of your knowledge, skillsets, attributes, and transferrable skills that comprise your personalised marketing strategy to potential recruiters.

This micro-credential provides a guide to custom building your profile to capture all the qualities you need to present to a potential employer. The micro-credential includes examples of various professional profiles from a school leaver to a postgraduate job seeker and provides easy to use templates to construct the profile using a step by step approach. Professional social networking platforms are described with LinkedIn, Facebook, PartnerUp and VisualCV as popular examples.

This is offered as both an online program (6 hours) and can be adapted to any audience for a face to face workshop style offer. Practical examples and templates are used for students to develop their profile ready for publication.

This online 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.

Organisations wishing to undertake this training in a face to face workshop should contact CPD directly.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to enrol in this micro-credential. It is relevant for anyone wishing to develop or update their professional profile for application in a social media site or employment profile. 

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • International
  • Domestic
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply
For direct access to the micro-credential, visit our Learning Management Site: Be Different

Simply set up an account on the site to pay and access the micro-credential you wish to study.

If your organisation is interested in a face to face workshop please enquire to CPD directly for a quotation. 
Study Area
  • Apprenticeships, Trades & Training
  • Business, Accounting and Law
  • Creative, Performing and Visual Arts
  • Education and Humanities
  • Engineering and Built Environment
  • English Language (ELICOS)
  • Health
  • Hospitality and Beauty
  • Information Technology and Digital Media
  • Mining and Energy
  • Psychology, Social Work and Community Services
  • Science and Environment
  • Start TAFE Now
  • Start TAFE Now and vetted Youth Services students
  • Transport and Safety Sciences
  • Work and Study Preparation
Skill Area
  • Accountancy
  • Aeroskills
  • Arts and Entertainment
  • Automotive
  • Automotive Engineering and Technology
  • Banking and Finance
  • Barista
  • Bar tending
  • Beauty
  • Boating
  • Building and Construction
  • Business Services
  • Caravaning
  • Child Care
  • Community Services
  • Cookery
  • Drilling
  • Education Support
  • Engineering
  • Fishing
  • Fitness Sport and Recreation
  • Floristry
  • Food Processing
  • Forest Industries
  • Furnishing
  • General Education and Training
  • Health
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality
  • Hygiene
  • Information Technology
  • Justice and Law Enforcement
  • Laboratory Technology
  • Licenses
  • Marine
  • Mining
  • Natural Therapy
  • Painting and Drawing
  • Personal Services
  • Printing and Graphics
  • Process/Manufact Food
  • Property
  • Public Sector
  • Religion
  • Rural Industries
  • Safety
  • Sculpting
  • Telecommunications and Postal Services
  • Textiles, Clothing and Footwear
  • Tourism
  • Transport and Warehousing
  • Utilities
  • Wholesale and Retail
  • Youth Services

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 provides Professional Development for a variety of professionals.

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

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*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.

Standard Micro-credential Structure

6 hours for the online micro-credential as a self-paced course

8 hours as a face to face workshop (which includes full access to the online course) 

  • On-campus
  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Outline the key elements of a personal and professional profile in marketing your knowledge, skillsets, and transferable skills to prospective employers
  2. Develop resume building tools to construct your basic resume reflecting education, knowledge, and skills
  3. Apply creative thinking skills to present your transferable skills, talents and intrinsic attributes as a personal collective
  4. Gain an understanding of the concept of lifelong learning and the importance of keeping your personal and professional profile current and secure.


Online Quiz

Professional Profile Activity 

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