Introducing OpenCreds

The lifelong learning framework designed to meet the needs of the education sector, industry, and most importantly its lifelong learners.

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 education providers can provide a market-leading lifelong learning and micro-credentialing experience that prepares Australian and Malaysian learners for the future of work.

A quality-assured micro-credentialing framework


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.


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.

Attract learners from around the world

Simple steps to get you started


Type of learning

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


OpenCred classification

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


Indicative hours of learning

Choose one of the 7 options for hours of learning based on the framework you are following.



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!

Strategise, build and deliver a micro-credential program

With OpenCreds, the OpenLearning platform can support a range of use-cases and approaches to micro-credentials.