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 Acclaim platform 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.

Woo Ming

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 Acclaim platform 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 Acclaim platform 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 Acclaim platform 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.

Read Peter's story

I have received an overwhelming response mostly from families, work colleagues, scholars with congratulation comments. I feel contented that my hard work has been recognised and valued by the university. And it motivates me to continue to work hard and to know that people do value such recognition and with the belief that more opportunities will open up for me come the new year, 2019.


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.

View current Griffith Credentials

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 Cred
Articulated Cred
Continuing professional development Cred
Member Cred
Mission Cred
Open credentials Cred
Skills Cred
Work integradted learning Cred

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.



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.

Find out more about the Griffith Personal Statement

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.

Frequently asked questions

How does my credential get displayed as a digital badge?

What if I don’t want my badge to be public?

How is displaying my achievement as a badge useful?

Is there a fee to use digital badges?

What stops someone else from copying my badge and using it?

Can I export badges to other badge-storing platforms?

How can I be sure to receive my badge notification email?

How do I share my badge?

Can I attach my badge to my email signature?

How do I add my badge to my LinkedIn profile

How can I manage my sharing applications

Contact us

For more information, please contact us.

Staff Resources

Get more on the Griffith Credentials processes.


Store and access your credentials through the VeriSkills website.