OpenCreds: Getting Started for Education Providers

How to begin designing your Micro-Credential offering with OpenCreds

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.

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OpenCreds Classification

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:

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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

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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.

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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

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Type of learning

Choose one of the three options: Professional Learning, Vocational Education and Training, Higher Education

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OpenCred classification

Choose which of the following applies: Pathway, Credit-bearing; or Industry Recognised

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Indicative hours of learning

Choose one of the 7 options: 2.5; 10; 25; 50; 75; 100; 150 hours

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Pathways/
agreements

Provide details of any pathway, credit/recognition of prior learning, or industry/association agreements in place

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Design your course

It’s time to design and build your course!

Resources to get you started

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OpenLearning Limited ASX announcement

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OpenCreds Investment Fund – About

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OpenCreds Investment Fund – Form

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