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USQ ahead of the game with UpSkill

USQ Vice-Chancellor Professor Geraldine Mackenzie has welcomed a review of Australian’s educational qualifications system.

Professor Mackenzie said the aims of the Australian Qualifications Framework Review dovetailed with USQ’s commitment to quality and providing relevant qualifications for a fast-changing world.

“This comprehensive report signals some welcome changes and, as the Federal Education Minister has said, will take some time to absorb and digest.

“As ever, we look forward to working with the Federal Government to advance our shared commitment to excellence in education and flexibility in our offerings.

“I’m very encouraged by any further discussion around micro-credentialing, which is already a key part of USQ’s offerings as USQ UpSkill.

“Micro-credentials are, essentially, mini courses in distinct areas of knowledge and skills.

“As a leader in online education, and in close consultation with industry, USQ started offering skill-specific mini courses this year, to cater for existing and future occupational needs and to provide professionals with the opportunity to increase their professional knowledge and skills through bite-sized chunks of learning.

“We know that taking on a whole postgraduate program or course over a year or more is a major commitment and busy professionals may just not have that time or want to acquire specific knowledge quickly. The USQ UpSkill courses are a taster of university life, a way to update your workplace skills, while gauging whether more study works for you. 

“We know that flexible learning is the way of the future and we are committed to meeting broader community needs,” she said.

USQ micro credentials are facilitated by our academic staff and available in leadership, management, communications, education and economics. Find out more about USQ UpSkill.

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