OpenCreds: Getting Started for Education Providers
How to begin designing your Micro-Credential offering with OpenCreds
About the OpenCreds framework
In recent years, there has been growing emphasis on an idea that is far from new: truly lifelong learning is the new norm for the way we live, work and learn in a rapidly unfolding era of change.
Recent months have further proven the importance of continuing to invest in oneself.
The OpenCreds framework outlines how the Australian education ecosystem can provide a market-leading lifelong learning experience for all Australians.
An OpenCred may be a stand-alone credential, designed to provide value to a learner independently of a formal qualification, or it may interact with a formal qualification.
Your OpenCred can be designed in one of the following ways:
A Pathway OpenCred
aligned to a formal qualification level to provide learners and employers with a clear understanding of their level of achievement; and/or successful completion leads to an offer of admission to a formal qualification
A Credit-bearing OpenCred
successful completion earns credit for learning in a formal qualification, or component part of the body of a course that is part of a qualification.
An Industry-recognised OpenCred
recognised by an industry association or accrediting body as meeting the needs towards maintenance of continuing professional development requirements.
Simple steps to get you started
Type of learning
Choose one of the three options: Professional Learning, Vocational Education and Training, Higher Education
Choose which of the following applies: Pathway, Credit-bearing; or Industry Recognised
Indicative hours of learning
Choose one of the 7 options: 2.5; 10; 25; 50; 75; 100; 150 hours
Provide details of any pathway, credit/recognition of prior learning, or industry/association agreements in place
Design your course
It’s time to design and build your course!
Resources to get you started
If you have any questions, please let us know and we will get back to you shortly.