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PDC97073 - Universal Design in Tertiary Education Settings

Course Details

Course Summary

This micro-credential introduces ways to make the tertiary learning environment more inclusive. It does this by exploring barriers faced by different groups of students, introducing the concept of Universal Design in Learning (UDL) and providing practical strategies for planning curriculum. This micro-credential will increase the time available for quality teacher-student interactions and improve students’ engagement and learning in their courses. 

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

This micro-credential is available for CQUniversity staff only. 


Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Full Fee No data available.
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

For all CQUniversity staff interested in undertaking this micro-credential for professional development and scholarship an enrolment key is required to access the course. Contact CPD Enquiries for the key. 

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

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 staff to enhance content and activities to address student diversity.

Upon successful completion of the micro-credential, staff will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) to display in a professional profile and a 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.


2 hours 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. Define inclusion within the context of tertiary education
  2. Identify some of the barriers faced by different groups of students
  3. Define UDL and understand its key principles
  4. Identify ways to embed UDL into teaching practice.


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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