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PDC85345 - Leading Education for 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.

Entry Requirements

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

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 called Be Different and access Leading Education for Global Competence

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

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 1.3; Standard 2.1 and 2.4; Standard 3.3; Standard 4.1; 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.

Standard Micro-credential Structure

8 hours

  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Explore the need for education for global citizenship/global competence and its link to social cohesion
  2. Explore the theory, intent and strategies of education for global citizenship/global competence, including how to engage young people with topics of diversity and inclusion
  3. Develop the leadership skills needed to foster a culture of global citizenship in an educational context
  4. Review signature strategies designed to effectively embed education for global citizenship/global competence in existing curricula and pedagogies.
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