The world of work is changing. Upskilling, reskilling and agility is key to ensuring you or your organisation thrives in this ever changing, tech-focused decade. As the pace of change quickens, you and your workforce will need to learn new skills quickly to adapt and stay competitive.

What is a micro-credential?

Micro-credentials explained

You've likely heard the term micro-credential before, but they can also be referred to as online certifications, online short courses, nano-degrees or digital badges.

Get qualified faster

TAFE Queensland’s micro-credentials are short, highly targeted courses designed to help you improve a specific skill. Our micro-credentials will help you improve your career prospects, maintain currency in your field, or allow you to try out something completely new.

Show off your skills

After completing one of our micro-credential courses you will be issued with a digital badge, which can be verified online, giving anyone you share it with evidence of your capability.

Value for money

Our micro-credentials are affordable — funded wholly or partially by the Queensland Government — and can take just an hour to complete. Many of our micro-credentials can be completed 100 per cent online, while others have some face-to-face components.

Verify your credentials

The world of work is changing, and so is how we train. Micro-credentials are a move away from unrecognised professional development models of the past to genuine, verifiable training.


Industry recognised micro-credential courses

Linkedin for Business Success
Linkedin for Business Success

Enhance your company profile and help your business reach its audience using LinkedIn.

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Social Media Marketing Essentials
Social Media Marketing Essentials

Learn how to reach your audience and strengthen your brand using social media. 

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Facebook, Instagram and Canva for Small Business
Facebook, Instagram and Canva for Small Business

Learn to use Facebook & Instagram to create brand awareness and generate sales in your business.

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Desktop Publishing Essentials
Desktop Publishing Essentials

Create professional promotional material using Adobe Creative Design software and help your business stand out from the crowd.

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Coding in Python
Coding in Python

Develop your skills in information communications technology (ICT) by learning the Python programming language.

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Drone Maintenance
Drone Maintenance

Learn about common drone faults and their causes, basic measurement and soldering techniques, maintenance controller responsibilities and duties required under legislation.

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Rural Electrical Safety Awareness (MCC00024)

This electrical safety awareness induction for the rural industries is suitable for people who are required to work near live electrical apparatus.


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TAFE Queensland's free micro-credential courses


During this period of encouraged (sometimes forced) hibernation, there is no better time to start learning, acquire a new skill, or try something different.

With our free micro-credentials you can turn uncertainty into opportunity. Our isolearn courses are designed for individuals who are looking to gain a new skill and add to their resume, or for those who are looking for a career change or restart.

Digital Literacy Essentials (MCC00013)

As companies embrace digital transformation, the need for digital literacy is increasingly becoming a fundamental requirement for career success.

This course provides an introduction to modern digital technologies, software and popular social media platforms that are currently in use across many careers and industries. It also explores pathways for learning and ways to keep current with rapid advances in technology in today's modern world.

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Cyber Security Essentials (MCC00014)

In today's increasingly digital world, cyber security is seen as one of the biggest risks to personal and organisational safety. With almost every organisation having an online presence, no business or industry is exempt from this growing risk. 

This course provides an introduction to cyber security, what the various risks for staff and businesses are, and what you can do to ensure your personal and organisational information is secure.

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Communication Technologies for Business Success (MCC00015)

Being able to clearly and effectively communicate with colleagues over diverse, dispersed and dynamic organisational structures and environments is more important than ever before. 

This course explores some of the most popular digital communication technologies and software used by industry today and how you can use these tools to help improve productivity and collaboration in any workplace. 

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Digital Data Essentials (MCC00016)

Digital data has the capacity to change the way we live and work. The amount of personal data that individuals increasingly provide to organisations is already having a significant impact on our everyday lives. 

This course will give you an introduction to data helping you understand what data is, how leading businesses are using data to make informed business decisions, and where the future of digital data is heading. 

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Data Security Essentials (MCC00017)

The importance of ensuring that data is secure has never been more essential to personal and organisational risk management.

This course introduces you to the importance of safeguarding your individual data as well as how to use data within an organisational environment. You'll develop an understanding of the risks involved in supplying and storing data, how data is used, and what you need to know to ensure data security is not compromised.

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Data Analysis Essentials (MCC00018)

As the world around us continues to move at an ever faster pace, data analysis is proving to be an increasingly important skill in the business world. 

This course will provide you with an introduction to data analysis and explain why it's such a useful tool in providing insights into trends, forecasts and analytics. You'll learn how to use data analysis to provide meaningful, accurate and relevant information to underpin evidence-based decision making.

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Why do you need a micro-credential?

For individuals

Are micro-credentials worth it? As individuals we should all be making sure we stay current in our profession by upskilling, or seeking out new and exciting skills to expand our area of expertise. Completing a microcredential course will build your confidence, develop your skills, and help you demonstrate your capability to the world.

We develop our micro-credentials for individuals with employment and career progression in mind. Our specialists research what skills prospective employers are looking for and develop courses designed to meet this need. In short, micro-credentials are worth it because they give you an edge in an increasingly competitive job market. 

Micro-credentials aren’t full qualifications — which is one of their strengths. They're short, which means you don’t need to dedicate extensive time to them. However, if you're looking at something more substantial, take a look at our full online qualifications.

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For business

The world of work is changing and your business needs to continue to adapt. Your staff need the right skills at the right time. Micro-credentials are a cost-effective way of providing professional development to your staff to upskill them in the latest trends.

TAFE Queensland offers a range of ready-to-go micro-credentials, and we can develop micro-credentials specifically for the enterprise skills your business needs. Micro-credentials give businesses certainty that they are spending their professional development budget on the right skills. Plus, unlike conferences or professional development days, micro-credentials provide evidence of completion and capability.

If you're a business and you would like to work with us on enterprise micro-credentials, please get in contact.

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Show your skills off

After you've completed your micro-credential course, you will be given the opportunity to share what you know with the world. Depending on the course, you will receive a digital badge or statement of attainment, allowing you to showcase your new knowledge. 


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