RMIT Creds: Essential building blocks that improve your employability, career outcomes and life skills
The rise of digital credentialing
With the world of work changing rapidly due to the impacts of Industry 4.0, the need for individuals to boost their skills and knowledge in order to remain competitive is now vital.
Employers are increasingly looking towards skills-based hiring, selecting candidates who possess and demonstrate a new range of work ready skills.
Known as transferable or ‘soft’ skills, they represent the human skills all individuals will need to adapt to the changing world of work. Applicable across multiple industries and jobs, employers are increasingly valuing these skills within their future workforce.
Industry endorsement is at the core of our credentials
RMIT’s digital credentials are backed by industry to ensure they are current and valid for the changing labour market.
Working closely with industry and employer groups, we’ve identified 11 key capabilities that are relevant to industry. Spanning areas including Global Outlook, Leadership, Work Ready, Enterprise Ready and Communication, our digital credentials align with these capabilities.
This provides you with confidence that our digital credentials offer industry value and integrity. And to make sure that our digital credentials remain relevant, we review and revise our courses ensuring we remain current with the latest industry trends.
Our innovative learning approach
RMIT has adopted high quality and design principles to guide the development of our suite of digital credentials. These include high levels of engagement, inclusion of creative and appealing content, authentic and rigorous assessment and practical evidence.
You can learn new skills quickly and effectively at your own pace. Many of our digital credentials are available fully online. They 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.
Communicating achievements with digital badges
Upon successful completion of a digital credential, you may claim a digital badge which can be published on Credly, RMIT’s credentialing platform partner, and shared through external sources and social networks such as LinkedIn.
Digital badges are increasingly becoming recognised by industry and employers, allowing individuals to present and communicate their achievements in new ways. As verified and secure certifications of achievements, you can share them with peers, employers, clients and educational providers. And you have control as to how they are distributed and shared across digital networks.