Accelerate your studies with credentials that are useful to employees, employers and clients.

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The UNSW School of Education now offers a way for education professionals to expand their knowledge and advance their career in less time and with increased flexibility.

Microcredentials enable you to extend one of our accredited professional learning courses into 6 Units of Credit (UOC), which can be used towards a postgraduate degree in Education. You’ll apply what you‘ve learned from your professional learning course, engage with online resources and complete two assessments to demonstrate your learning. Upon successful entry to one of our postgraduate programs, you can use this credit to accelerate your studies and complete a Master of Education or Graduate Certificate in less time.

The Microcredential unit in Gifted Education is currently available for those who have completed the Mini-COGE. Options for Micro-credentials for other professional learning courses will be added in 2022.

Explore the benefits of lifelong learning

- Flexible study options: self-paced and fully online

- Study with a leader in education and the development of education professionals, the UNSW School of Education

- Complete a unit that aims to facilitate your progression into further postgraduate study

Progress to one of our accredited award courses

We offer several postgraduate study options, including the Master of Education and Graduate Certificate, which will contribute towards your NESA-accredited professional learning hours.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for a Microcredential, you’ll need to have completed the foundational professional learning course :

To be eligible for postgraduate study, you will need;

  • a recognised bachelor’s degree and a postgraduate teaching qualification (such as Graduate Diploma of Education or Master of Teaching); OR
  • a four-year pre-service teacher education qualification, including professional experience, equivalent to the qualifications required for Graduate teacher status in NSW.

How do I complete a Microcredential?

The online materials, resources and assessment tasks can be accessed at any time, giving you increased flexibility around when and where you complete your studies.

  1. Register for the Microcredential unit in Gifted Education.
  2. Following registration, you’ll join our online learning platform.
  3. Complete readings and modules to help you complete and submit the two-course assessments via the online learning platform.
  4. Upon successful completion of the unit, you’ll be invited to apply for postgraduate study with 6 UOC upon commencement.