New platform to improve student access to learning credentials

Students will have access to their tertiary education records and achievements on a secure digital platform to demonstrate the work they have done to help make them a job-ready graduate.

The Morrison Government has provided $2.5 million to develop the National Credentials Platform in collaboration with key higher education stakeholders.

Minister for Education Dan Tehan said the platform would help students transition from education to employment by showcasing their achievements.

“Many Australians study across multiple institutions at different times throughout their life,” Mr Tehan said.

“This platform will standardise access to education records, making it easier for students to compile and present their credentials, and for employers to verify prior learning.

“The platform will also make it easier for students and job seekers to review their credentials and identify areas they can improve to remain competitive in the job market and reach their personal goals.”

Higher education students will be able to use the platform to access transcripts from 2021, with future phases to include recognition of microcredentials and general capabilities, providing a more complete picture of each student’s unique skills and knowledge.

The National Credentials Platform is a collaborative initiative between the Government, Universities Australia, the Universities Admissions Centre and Higher Ed Services.

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