What are Workplace Credentials?
Workplace 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. Workplace Credentials offer a more personalised, efficient and cost-effective way to ensure your workforce are keeping their skills relevant and certified.
DeakinCo.’s Workplace Credentials
DeakinCo. Workplace Credentials are the 21st Century method of recognising workplace skills. These should be the credentials that everyone looks for.
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.
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
Explore our credentials
Looking to offer Workplace Credentials at your institution? DeakinCo. can help.
We can support educational providers wishing to offer Workplace 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.
We recognise that professional learning begins with what happens in the workplace. Many professional learning providers offer exclusively formal, structured programs, but this doesn’t match what we know about how people actually learn.
According to the research-based 70:20:10 model, formal training accounts for only 10 per cent of professional learning, whereas a staggering 90 per cent of learning occurs informally in the workplace (70 per cent through hands-on experiences and 20 per cent through relationships).
Our best-practice approach—developed in consultation with world-renowned experts Charles Jennings, Nigel Paine and Dr Marcus Bowles—builds on the research-based 70:20:10 model via the concept of workflow learning.
Our learning and development solutions are designed to harness the power of job-embedded learning, so that the formal trainings we do provide act as a springboard for deep, continuous professional development. To learn more about workflow learning and 70:20:10, read our Reframing 70:20:10.
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.