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Microcredentials are a way for education professionals to expand their knowledge with flexible study options. Discover the benefits of lifelong learning and advance your career and professional development.

GERRIC: Gifted Education

GERRIC is our collaboration with the NSW Department of Education, focusing on education and development for gifted students. Discover more about GERRIC, including our Mini-COGE workshops for educators.

Design for Everyone: Desirable Designs and Accessibility

The Design for Everyone: Bridging the Gap between Desirable Designs and Accessibility short course promotes lived-experience-focused co-design, encouraging participants to go beyond textbook learning and make genuine connections that inform the design process. 

Educational Psychology in Practice

Educational Psychology in Practice will provide you with insights into these questions by learning about memory, cognition, attention, what drives people to do what they do, and how teachers can best respond to learners by taking their perspective.

Developing Literacies: Kindergarten to University

It's more important than ever to read the world through a critical lens and literacy is the base communication system for everything we do. If we understand literacy as a system for meaning-making and see it as a diverse and creative repertoire of opportunities, we'll have a better chance of fighting perennial or endemic educational inequity.

Data Literacy for Teachers

Use evidence-informed frameworks to guide you to develop your skills and effectiveness in gathering, evaluating, prioritising, integrating and analysing data (from international standardised tests to qualitative teacher records) to inform your teaching and learning.

Instructional Leadership

One of the greatest challenges for educators is articulating the purpose(s) of their school and providing a clear framework to meet that purpose and achieve desired outcomes.

Understanding Poverty, Inequality and Social Disadvantage in Australia

UNSW's Social Policy Research Centre is dedicated to tackling critical social issues. This research-and-impact-grounded course teaches learners more about the causes and effects of poverty through a unique Australian policy lens and uses an evidence-based foundation for social change.

Understanding and Reducing Stigma for Effective and Equitable Healthcare

Stigma can exist at all levels within a healthcare setting, from interactions between patient and clinician to policies and procedures in health practice. Understanding stigma and its impact on health systems and services is an important step to better meet the needs of people in marginalised groups and create a safe space for all.

Open Data Platforms and Licences for Cities

Open Data Platforms and Licences for Cities will provide students and industry professionals with insights and skills to navigate the interactions between the cultural heritage building recognition and protection systems, the housing and commercial market system, and the contemporary land use planning systems.

Managing Urban Heat

Our changing climate in cities is the most documented phenomenon of recent times. This course leverages the power of scientific research and globally acclaimed case studies to showcase how cutting-edge knowledge and advanced technologies can effectively combat real-world challenges.

The Built Environment in 3D

Contemporary cities have grown extraordinarily complex and are described and analysed through an increasing variety of social, economic and environmental data in different dimensions. This course provides fundamentals for understanding and using 3D spatial data to be able to solve problems and improve the way in which we live.

BARC's Creative Approaches to Working with Trauma and Mental Health

Learn how to use creative, trauma-informed methods to work with, support and potentially transform lived experiences of mental distress and trauma. 

Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum

Students on the autism spectrum deserve high quality education. High quality education recognises students’ dignity, builds on students’ strengths, and is grounded in high expectations, self-determination development and use of evidence-based practices.