A new way to share your skills, knowledge and accomplishments
Communicating your credentials as a series of bullet points on your resume can be challenging. It’s hard to stand out from the crowd when your qualifications and job titles may not fully express your range of professional skills, experience and expertise.
To help showcase your accomplishments, Griffith University has partnered with Credly's digital badge platform (formerly known as Acclaim) to provide you with Griffith Credentials, a digital version of your qualifications and capabilities. Digital badges symbolise your achievements in a way that can be displayed, accessed, verified and shared online.
It is really a privilege to share my achievement in my studies at Griffith University.
What are Griffith Credentials?
Griffith Credentials are a suite of digital badges that visually represent your achievements and allow you to easily manage, verify and share them online. Digital badges provide employers concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn them and what you’re now capable of. They tell employers:
- What you’ve done
- Why it’s important
- Who says it’s important
You can earn a digital badge for a range of activities such as courses, awards, and co-curricular programs. Recognising that you have a lifetime of learning to build upon, Griffith Credentials also provide evidence of knowledge and capabilities gained in your professional and personal life.
These capabilities are referred to as employability skills—skills recognised by industry, professions and employers as making you ‘work-ready’. Employability skills are expected to be the fundamental requirements for almost two-thirds of all jobs in Australia by 20301. These skills are not occupation or industry specific and can be transferred seamlessly across work environments and professions.1Deloitte Access Economics 2017, Soft skills for business success
How do you earn Griffith Credentials?
Current Griffith students are eligible to earn Griffith Credentials in participating programs. Follow this step-by-step guide for earning and using your Griffith Cred:
1. Learn and earn
Complete your participating qualification, co-curricular program or achievement.
2. Claim it
Once you have earned your badge, you’ll receive a confirmation email from Griffith followed by a notification from Credly's digital badge platform (formerly known as Acclaim) with instructions on how to set up your account then claim and share your digital badge.
3. Share it
Let potential employers know about your new credential by sharing it. You can share your badge directly to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, over email, and embed it in your digital resume, or in your email signature.
4. Take the next step
Now you have verified skills through your Griffith Cred, see what jobs you might be qualified for, which employers are hiring, salary ranges offered and more. From your Credly platform (formerly known as Acclaim) account, you can access labour market insights derived from live job advertisements, search active job listings and even apply for them.
Why share your Griffith Credentials?
Whether you are entering the job market for the first time, moving forward in your existing profession or making a career change, Griffith Credentials help you set yourself apart by representing valuable skills unique to your experiences in a way that is shareable and verifiable.
Griffith Credentials issued to you via the Credly platform (formerly known as Acclaim) represent achievements valued by employers. They tell your professional story in a way that is complete and validated. An employer can click on your badge to view all the details of your achievement.
Griffith Credentials for Professionals
This video explains how to use Griffith Credentials to showcase your achievements during university as well as your professional experience. Griffith Credentials will help you stand out from the crowd.
Griffith Credentials for High School Students
This video explains how to use Griffith Credentials to build your professional profile as you leave school and head into university and into the workforce.
What Griffith Credentials are available?
Griffith Credentials have been released for the Griffith Graduates of Influence program, Griffith Academic Award for Excellence recipients, students who have completed the BusinessPLUS and 3-Day Startup programs, staff and students who have completed the Mental Health First Aid course and professionals who have completed Professional Learning Hub courses.
Griffith Credentials include digital badges for achievements, articulated awards, continuing professional development, open credentials, memberships, missions, skills, and work-integrated learning. The examples below show what Griffith Credentials look like. Each design is unique to the achievement required to earn a badge.
|Achievement credentials recognise achievement of knowledge and are based on a mark, grade or GPA. Credential type is available for credit and not for credit.||Mission credentials recognise a series of activities (cross-curricular) with the aim of achieving a badge for a mix of skill development and achievement. Credential type is available as not for credit only.|
|Articulated Award credentials recognise achievement of an AQF learning outcome for articulation into an award of the University. Credential type is available for credit only.||Open credentials recognise learning outcomes achieved through Griffith MOOCs. Credential type is available for credit and not for credit.|
|Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credentials recognise the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities. Credential type is available for credit and not for credit.||Skill credentials recognise achievement of expertise against a number of criteria and standards. Credential type is available for credit and not for credit.|
|Member credentials recognise membership of a Griffith University student club, college or association for which achievement standards are required for membership. Credential type is available as not for credit only.||WIL credentials recognise a series of requirements with which the student complies or has achieved that makes them work ready. Credential type is available for credit and not for credit.|
My experience has been positive; it is good to have authentic digital proof for recognition of learned and practiced skills, and evidence of learned knowledge.
GRIFFITH PERSONAL STATEMENT
Students who apply for admission to QTAC via the Griffith Personal Statement and who are offered a place at Griffith are eligible to receive 3 of our 21st Century Skills Badges - Communication, Critical Thinking and Ethics.
Professional Learning Hub
Explore our continuing professional development opportunities.
How can employers use Griffith Credentials?
Find the right team members
Griffith Credentials certify applicant’s capabilities and skills in a verifiable, secure and shareable digital format. They are mapped to the way industries and professions classify work, roles and jobs and each digital badge includes links to the evidence which supports the claims of achievement.
Employers can use Griffith Credentials to find people with the right skills, faster. You can search for certain skill sets by viewing an applicant’s digital badges and quickly determine if they are the right fit for the position you want to fill.