NSW Government backs micro-credentials

The state wants 100 MCs over four years to support an “advanced industry cluster” and a “resilient, innovative economic ecosystem” in western Sydney

Nominated industries include aerospace, agribusiness, logistics and pharma manufacturing. (Thanks to TAFE Directors Australia for the pointer).

The project is part of the NSW Government’s New Education and Training Model, “which will see learning designed around micro-credentials rather than traditional qualifications.”

There is a tender for education and training providers, “to support the co-development and/or co-delivery of micro-credentials with industry partners.”

And this is before mics are regulated into the training system.

To paraphrase Justice Stewart of the US Supreme Court, there is no universal agreement on what MCs and what they should do, but in NSW, they know them when they see them.