Micro-credentials are small formal ‘chunks’ of learning which cover skill sets that may be required by industry, but aren’t available through a qualification.

Micro-credentials are between 5 to 40 credits, consist of one or more unit standards and, just like a qualification, are nationally recognised and registered with NZQA.

Who should do a micro-credential?

Micro-credentials are a great option for existing employees who need to upskill in a certain area. They support:

  • Ongoing professional development
  • Retraining or training in a new skill (such as new technology)
  • Progression to further education and training.