Version Effective: 1st of December, 2021
Version Effective: 1st of December, 2021

PDC97078 - Building Student Confidence in the Classroom

Course Details

Course Summary

This online micro-credential examines the influence of student confidence on student engagement and learning in the classroom. It is specifically designed to help tertiary educators consider their teaching practice to promote the potential for student success.  
The course will explore the following topics:

  • What is confidence?
  • Relationship between student confidence and performance
  • Identifying confidence in students
  • Strategies for building confidence in students
  • Strategies for managing confident students in the classroom. 

Entry Requirements

This micro-credential is available for CQUniversity staff only.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
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
Skill Area
  • 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

Undertaking this micro-credential enables staff to be better equipped to support students in a teaching setting. 

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.

Standard Micro-credential Structure

2 hours

  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify key factors that impact the relationship between student confidence and performance in student experience in the tertiary classroom
  2. Identify strategies to make curriculum and learning environments more accessible for students who lack confidence
  3. Identify strategies to manage over-confident students to ensure the classroom remains a safe learning space for all.


Online quiz

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