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.
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.
What Griffith Credentials are available?
Griffith Credentials have been released for the Griffith Graduates of Influence program. In the coming weeks, digital badges will be issued for Griffith Academic Award for Excellence recipients, students who have completed the BusinessPLUS and 3-Day Startup programs, and professionals who have completed Professional Learning Hub courses.
Griffith Credentials will soon be expanded to 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.
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.