Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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.