What is a Micro-Credential?
Micro-credentials are one of the fastest growing ideas in education. The idea is simple: you demonstrate a very specific skill and then you receive a digital badge certifying that micro-credential. This then becomes part of your personal file, which you can share with potential employers on platforms like LinkedIn and include in your CV.
The aim of introducing micro-credentials at MLC is to give students further opportunities that go beyond the traditional curriculum. Micro-credential courses can be developed to align with the girls’ passions, assisting students to have a wider range of skills and be more familiar with how to upskill themselves in ways that employers, industry and tertiary institutions are looking for.
How are Mico-Credentials Changing Education?
In today’s job market, having a degree is not enough. Upskilling is seen as a continuous means of staying competitive. Micro-credentialing will become a big part of what happens in workplaces of the future. Being able to complete short skill-based courses not only helps people stay relevant but these courses can be developed quickly to respond to the demands of the time. Just look at the changes everyone has had to take on with COVID-19 and how quickly we have all had to pivot and flexibly adapt to new work expectations and conditions.
What are Some of the Courses Offered at MLC?
We offered 10 courses in 2021 and expanded significantly in 2022. They are offered to girls in Years 9-11. These courses include, but are not limited to:
- Barista Basics
- First Aid
- Data Analytics
- Teaching Assistant Cadet
- Business Builders
- Volleyball Refereeing
- Community Coaching
- Standing Strong
- Adulting 101
- AUSLAN Training
- Digital Marketing