Shaky isles’ solid start for uni micro-credentials

Across the ditch, Victoria University of Wellington promotes HASS micro-credentials in “digital fluency” and “intercultural communication”

Both are on-line, take 50 hours and while not for-credit completion will be listed on students’ transcripts. VUW pitches them as, “helpful in any current and future job.”

VUW says it is the first NZ university to provide mcs, which the New Zealand Qualifications Authority started registering in August ’18. The QA suggested then it, “expects that micro-credentials will augment the formal qualification system, but also anticipates that over time employers and learners may well become increasingly comfortable valuing shorter modules of learning,” (CMM August 10 2018).

The Noonan review of the Australian Qualifications Framework suggests credit recognition for shorter-form credentials is the way to recognise them here.


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