Creds help

Student support for RMIT Creds

 Issue type

 Student support avenue

 Technical issues


 e.g. enrolment issues, badge claim issues,
 system errors, section updates.

  1. Raise an Incident  - ITS Service & Support
  2. Select "General IT Enquiry"


 Creds Issue


 e.g. Content-related issues, assessment
 related issues, curriculum alignment, cred
 selection and use, embed program issues.

  • Navigate to Canvas.
  • Select Help from the global navigation panel.
  • Select Ask your instructor a question.
  • Select the name of the Cred in the drop-down box.

 RMIT Creds strategy and/or governance

 RMIT Connect: Online portal, webchat and phone
 support available

 Special Consideration


 Additional attempts and appeals for Creds
 in course assessment.

  •  RMIT Creds offers two attempts at the final assessment quiz or one attempt for Creds with a submission as the final assessment.
  • Additional attempts for a Cred’s final assessment cannot be provided.
  • Students can re-enrol in the Cred the following semester.
  • The only exception is if a Cred is part of a course assessment, in which case a student may be eligible to apply for Special Consideration. The Special Consideration process enables students to request an additional attempt if there are reasonable grounds, e.g. illness or other personal reasons.

About RMIT Creds

Simply put, it’s a short course of learning that anyone can verify by a digital badge.  The credentials offered at RMIT are better known as RMIT Creds.  These are industry recognised, designed to equip you with specific recognised transferrable professional skills, capabilities and knowledge.

For more information about RMIT Creds please visit RMIT Creds.

Just about all job adverts request transferrable professional skills, capabilities and knowledge like communication, leadership and global outlook.  RMIT Creds provide you with:

  • Transferrable professional skills and capabilities that are in demand.
  • Strong academic skills for more efficient and effective learning.
  • A way to promote your capabilities now in a competitive job market before the end of your degree program.

RMIT Creds are co-designed with Industry to ensure they are recognised and validated by both Industry and future employers.

Many RMIT degree programs have been enhanced with RMIT Creds; or you may choose to complete your own sequence of RMIT Creds.

RMIT Creds are run through Canvas, just like regular RMIT courses.   When you successfully complete a RMIT Cred, you earn a digital badge. The RMIT Cred badges are managed through Acclaim, where you manage and share your badges with your professional networks and future employers. 

Get started with RMIT Creds

Explore available RMIT Creds. 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.

Starting in 2021, you will need to enrol into a Cred in the Short Course site.  Follow the large red buttons and login using your RMIT student account.

Once enrolled, the RMIT Cred will appear in your Canvas dashboard.

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

No.  At the end of the year, if you have not passed or completed the Cred, you will be removed from the Cred for next year's version of the Cred. Non-completion will not be shown on your transcript or record.

It will disappear from your dashboard automatically in the coming months. If you wish to remove it from your dashboard, please follow the steps below:

  1. On the left-hand side bar on Canvas, click ‘Courses’, then ‘All courses’.
  2. Find the RMIT Cred you want to remove (it will have a yellow star next to it).
  3. Simply, unclick the star and the shell will no longer appear on your dashboard.

RMIT Cred Badges

Download and follow the step-by-step instructions for claiming your RMIT Cred digital badge.

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 Acclaim platform allows you to download a PDF certificate of your achievement. 

If you accidently decline a badge, contact ITS to have the badge reissued using the ITS Service and Support portal, selecting General IT Enquiry.

RMIT Creds in Course Assessments

No.  If you have successfully completed a Cred previously and it is being used in assessment, you do not need to complete the Cred again. You can submit that same link to the previously awarded badge.

If the Cred is part of assessment, allow enough time for both marking and badge claiming.  The amount of time required depends on the type of RMIT Cred:

  • Online Final Quiz Creds - allow 24 hours before the course assessment is due
  • Online Submission Creds - allow 10 working days before the course assessment is due

The RMIT Cred itself will indicate its type (Quiz Cred or Submission Cred). If you have any doubt about the type of Cred, ask your course coordinator.

Remember to complete your RMIT Cred ahead of your course’s actual assessment due date!

No. Extra attempts for the final assessment cannot be requested. If you do not pass the Cred, you must wait until next semester before re-enrolling.

The only exception is if an RMIT Cred is part of course assessment, in which case you may be eligible to apply for Special Consideration. The Special Consideration process requires reasonable grounds (e.g. illness or personal reasons) to be established before an additional attempt or an extension of time can be granted.

No.  The official measure of a student’s RMIT Cred success is the awarded badge (verified by its link). Individual Creds grades are not provided to courses using RMIT Creds for assessment.

You will be able to continue a quiz where you left it.  Any technical RMIT Creds issues should be raised with ITS using the Raise an Incident form. For more detailed support options, please refer to the above table ‘Student Support for RMIT Creds’ for guidance.

More about RMIT Creds

Yes. All of RMIT Creds have a corresponding digital badge.  All individuals who successfully complete a RMIT Cred are entitled to claim the digital badge.

Generally, no.  They are optional for all current RMIT students, providing you with the opportunity to build valuable work ready skills and capabilities, enhancing your degree.

However, sometimes RMIT Creds form part of course assessment or be a requirement (for example, completion of the ‘WIL Ready’ Cred prior to professional placement).

Since October 2020, RMIT Creds are no longer recorded on academic transcripts.  You are encouraged to claim your digital badges through the Acclaim platform.  This allows you to effectively share your skills and capabilities with future employers and networks through social media channels such as LinkedIn.

At this stage RMIT Creds do not earn credit points towards RMIT’s formal award programs.

RMIT Creds and badges are life-long achievements and are never revoked. However, a specific expiration date may be stated for some digital credentials.

To ensure RMIT Creds maintain relevance in the workplace, all are reviewed regularly, and older credentials may be retired and replaced by the latest version.

Yes. The RMIT Creds and badges you have earned remain part of your life-long achievements. They are available via the Acclaim platform. If you wish you can set up an account via the Acclaim platform to claim, publish and independently manage including changing contact details from your student email address to another.

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

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