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RMIT Creds is a new and innovative suite of industry-relevant digital credentials to help individuals develop skills and capabilities for life and work.

A digital credential is the official certification of the acquisition of an individual’s skills or capabilities. It is awarded in a digital form, which is verified, secure and shareable with peers, employers and educational providers. Digital credentials can be curated, annotated, and distributed over digital networks under the earner’s control.

Micro-credentials also certify an individual’s achievements in specific skills and differ from traditional education credentials, such as degrees and diplomas, in that they are shorter can be personalised and provide distinctive value and relevance in the changing world of work.

A digital badge is a form of digital credential, a web-enabled visual token or image representing a particular achievement, and containing detailed claims and links to the evidence which support the claim of achievement.

Digital credentials and badges are increasingly seen as a valuable and trustworthy way to demonstrate skills and achievements to future employers, peers and educational institutions. They are verified by RMIT and industry and provide a web-enabled record of your professional skills. RMIT’s digital credentials will help you build your capabilities in preparation for future life and work.

We work with leading employers and industry bodies to co-create our digital credentials. They are developed to align with eleven key capabilities identified as critical for a future workforce.

Most of RMIT Creds are short in duration, ranging from 60 minute snippets to several hours of learning - all of which can ultimately be stacked or clustered to create more extensive learning programs spanning the equivalent of 5 to 6 weeks.

Explore available credentials. We recommend using Chrome as your browser to deliver the optimal experience in enrolling in digital credentials. Other browsers are supported, however, there is a known issue with Internet Explorer 11 which is currently affecting completion of enrolment.

Yes all of RMIT's digital credentials have a digital badge.  All individuals who successfully complete one of our digital credentials are entitled to claim their digital badge.

RMIT digital credentials are optional offers for all current RMIT students providing them with added value and opportunity to build work ready skills and capabilities.

Digital credentials demonstrate skills and capabilities that are valued by employers.  At this stage they do not earn credit points towards RMIT’s formal award programs.

There is no charge for RMIT’s digital credentials for all current RMIT Students.  Students need an active student number to enrol in RMIT Creds.

Yes. A digital credential is the digital equivalent of a paper-based credential, certifying an individual’s achievements, acquisition of skills or capabilities.

Digital credentials with a skill point value of 15 and above will be listed on your RMIT academic transcript.

Yes. The Credly platform allows you to download a certificate of your achievement. Login with your existing RMIT Student ID and Password.

You can manage and track the progression of your digital credentials online at your own pace, via your own Dashboard.

Digital credentials and badges are life-long achievements and are never revoked. However, a specific expiration date may be stated for some digital credentials. Furthermore, to ensure RMIT’s digital credentials maintain relevance in the workplace, all  are reviewed regularly and older credentials may be retired and replaced by the latest version.

You will be sent an email advising you have been awarded the digital credential and can claim your badge.

Once claimed, your digital badge will appear on the Credly site where all the information about the the skill or achievement associated with the credential are displayed.

You can share your digital badge in a range of places including LinkedIn, Twitter, email signatures, blogs and websites. 

Third parties, such as employers, can view the achievements by clicking on the image of the badge which is linked to the Credly site.

Sharing your badge can boost your professional profile, stand out from the crowd and increase your employability. See Sharing your digital badge for step by step instructions on how to share your badge on LinkedIn, your portfolio website and more.

Yes. The Digital credentials and badges you have earned remain part of your life-long achievements. They are available via the Credly platform. If you wish you can set up an account via the Credly platform to claim, publish and independently manage your digital credentials and badges.

RMIT has partnered with Credly, a leading global digital platform provider, to issue and manage digital badges allowing students who have completed digital credentials to share their skills and achievements online.

Each digital credential is allocated a skill point value which is determined by a number of criteria including the duration, complexity and assessment requirements of the credential.

We are committed to providing information, services and course materials that are accessible to all. This includes all digital credentials. Read more about RMIT’s accessibility standards.

For more information or if you have an enquiry contact RMIT Connect Portal.

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