Identifying and assessing workforce capabilities is a major challenge for organisations. In today’s disruptive digital environment, how can you make sure your people have the skills they need to drive your business forward?

What are micro-credentials?

Micro-credentials are skill specific certifications that allow organisations to have their employees’ capabilities independently verified. They’re a new way to ensure your workforce stays up-to-date in an increasingly changing and competitive world.

Traditional long-form learning is often more generalised, expensive and time-consuming. Micro-credentials offer a more personalised, efficient and cost-effective way to ensure your workforce are keeping their skills relevant and certified.


Micro-credentials offer a way to measure workforce capabilities, increase employee engagement and ensure competitiveness in today’s ever-changing environment.

Micro-credentials provide tangible and globally-recognised proof of an individual or organisation’s professional capabilities, from employability skills such as problem-solving and communication, to leadership and technical knowledge skills such as digital marketing and data analytics.

DeakinCo. assists educational providers wishing to offer micro-credentials under their own brand. One micro-credential solution is Deakin University’s Professional Practice credentials. Professional Practice credentials are NOT degree qualifications by themselves - but their levels of achievement align with international skills and qualification frameworks. 

Micro-credentials are the answer to all your measurement and recognition needs.

100% Online

Earn credentials anywhere, anytime. All assessment activities are completed online and, as there is no coursework, activities can be completed around busy work and family commitments.

Awarded by Deakin University

Ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide, Deakin University are at the forefront of digital innovation. Credential assessors have significant industry and academic experience.

Relevant and cost-effective

With our highly specialised Professional Practice credentials, employees can reap the benefits of having their skills certified at a fraction of the time and cost of other types of qualifications.

Looking to offer Micro-credentials at your institution? DeakinCo. can help.

We can support educational providers wishing to offer micro-credentials under their own brand. Our licensing model enables partners to go to market rapidly with an established and tested micro-credential offer which is academically robust, market relevant and valued by employers and professionals.

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Simple 4-step process


Reflect on experience and gather evidence of capabilities


Submit a reflective testimony and evidence


Answer a series of questions about existing skills and knowledge


Have submission assessed and receive credential

Why micro-credentials?

According to the new white paper Soft Skills for Business Success, two-thirds of all Australian jobs will be soft-skill intensive by 2030. Even in today’s job market, demand for skills such as communication, problem solving and critical thinking significantly exceed supply.

And while businesses in Australia spend a staggering $11 billion on employee training and recruitment annually, a quarter of employers report having difficulty recruiting entry level positions because applicants lack the required skills.

Professional Practice credentials offer employers the ability to identify and certify the skills most needed in their organisation to ensure they remain competitive in a competitive and changing environment.

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