MICRO-CREDENTIALS

Micro-credentials for Engineers

The future of skills verification for engineers is here. 

MICRO-CREDENTIALS

Micro-credentials for Engineers

The future of skills verification for engineers is here. 

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Overview

Engineers Australia’s micro-credentials are a demonstration of a specific competency or skill. They’re a tick of approval that says you do what you say you can do to an industry standard.

Unlock big impact in as little as a few weeks, with the credibility of an Engineers Australia micro-credential and supercharge your CV or workforce today.

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Professional skills

Regardless of where or how you practise engineering, these skills are in-demand, highly transferable and required of all engineers. 

On the path to Chartered? These micro-credentials are measured against the Australian Engineering Competency Standards, and can be used as evidence for the relevant Chartered Engineer competency element. 

Rail engineering

With a $155 billion pipeline of work over the next 15 years, qualified rail engineers are in high demand. Get recognised in critical technical skills for a diverse and booming industry.

Rail micro-credentials are measured against the Rail Track Specialisation Standard of Practice. 

Construction engineering

Micro-credentials to build and verify your capability in core skills aligned to, and measured against, Engineers Australia's Construction Engineering Area of Practice will launch later this year.

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How they work

Micro-credentials are designed to be flexible and accessible. There are options for you at all stages of your career – from graduate to experienced engineer.

1. Choose your skill area

Choose the micro-credential that benefits your career, from foundational soft skills or sector-specific technical skills.

2. Choose your pathway

Engineering Education Australia offers up to three pathways to suit your experience level and needs.

3. Complete your pathway

Depending on your pathway, you’ll do a short course of study or progress directly to preparing your assessment submission, showcasing the work you do. 

4. Gain your micro-credential

Our assessors sign off on your micro-credential, and you'll be awarded a digital badge.

Pathways

The pathway to your micro-credential depends on your existing skills, knowledge and experience. 

As a verification of your results in the workplace, you can use the work you're already doing (or have already done) towards earning a micro-credential. 

Or we can help you gain and apply the skills and knowledge required.

If you need to build your knowledge, skills or capabilities, the learning pathway is for you. 100% online, it includes:

  • a high-quality program of study
  • an advisory session with an education specialist
  • access to our EngLearn platform to lodge your submission
  • assessment of your submission by our qualified assessors
  • a digital badge upon successful completion 

If you have existing skills, knowledge and experience in practice, but would like input on preparing your assessment submission, the advisory pathway is for you. 100% online, it includes:

  • an advisory session with an education specialist
  • access to our EngLearn platform to lodge your submission
  • assessment of your submission by our qualified assessors
  • a digital badge upon successful completion 

If you are an experienced practitioner and are seeking recognition of your skills, knowledge and capabilities, this pathway is for you. 100% online, it includes:

  • access to our EngLearn platform to lodge your submission
  • assessment of your submission by our qualified assessors
  • a digital badge upon successful completion 
How will I be assessed?

Each micro-credential is made up of a set of criteria, which have been aligned to the relevant, industry-recognised standard of practice or framework.

To earn a micro-credential, you will need to show that you meet the criteria in practice. To do this, you will need to compile an assessment submission consisting of:

  • at least two workplace examples from the last two years
  • evidence to support demonstration of the workplace examples, addressing each criterion
  • a written explanation of how the workplace evidence relates to each criterion
  • a video interview

Details of specific criteria and evidence requirements are outlined for each micro-credential.

Frequently asked questions

Elements are to be completed in sequence, and we recommend allowing the following time to complete each:

  • Course – allow eight hours of applied study or virtual classroom time. Check the individual micro-credential for specific delivery details of the learning component.
  • Advisory session – allow 20 - 30 minutes for the session.
  • Assessment submission – allow six - eight hours to collate, prepare and submit your assessment submission.
  • Video interview – allow 25 minutes.

You have six months from registration to complete all elements of the learning pathway and finish your assessment submission.

Elements are to be completed in sequence, and we recommend allowing the following time to complete each:

  • Advisory session – allow 20 - 30 minutes for the session.
  • Assessment submission – allow six - eight hours to collate, prepare and submit your assessment submission.
  • Video interview – allow 25 minutes.

You have three months from registration to complete all elements of the advisory pathway and finish your assessment submission.

We recommend allowing the following time to complete each element:

  • Assessment submission – allow six - eight hours to collate, prepare and submit your assessment submission.
  • Video interview – allow 25 minutes.

You have three months from registration to complete all elements of the assessment pathway and finish your assessment submission.

  • Familiarise yourself with the micro-credential’s criteria.
  • Note down any questions you have about your assessment submission or the process.
  • Think about the examples you are planning to use in your assessment submission, and be ready to talk about them. 

Evidence can be submitted in a range of forms, including (but not limited to):

  • email correspondence
  • project reports
  • peer testimonials
  • supervisor testimonials
  • procurement submissions

You will be provided with the opportunity to resubmit if your original submission isn’t deemed satisfactory. Your assessor will provide you with detailed feedback on areas and evidence to improve.

To appeal, apply in writing to [email protected]. When we receive your request, a second assessor will review and assess your portfolio of work and the feedback provided by your original assessor. 

Where the outcome of the second assessment agrees with the original assessment, the result stands. Where the assessment outcome is inconsistent, we will engage a moderator to assess the submission, and the outcome of the moderator’s assessment will be final.