The Micro-credentialing Program provides an opportunity to support changing workplaces by enabling the provision of focused training for new or transitioning employees in specific skills. This will support businesses and industries to adopt innovations and improve productivity.
Successful applicants for the 2023 Program will receive up to $250,000 to design, develop and deliver 1 or more micro-credentials aligned to specific industry skill gaps. The skill outcomes targeted for the program will not be nationally recognised (i.e. vocational education and training (VET)), as these outcomes can be supported under existing VET investment programs.
The program aims to:
- support a range of approaches to micro-credentials targeting priority industry skills by industry and through regional partnerships
- improve employability of participants by providing skills in demand from industry
- increase labour productivity of enterprises through investment in technical, digital or other emerging issues not addressed through existing VET products.
Who is eligible to apply
Organisations eligible to apply for this funding round are:
- Industry Skills Advisors (approved by the department)
- industry peak bodies
- regional industry bodies
- employers (on behalf of an industry)
- Queensland's public VET providers (TAFE Queensland and CQUniversity).
For further information, read the Micro-credentialing Program 2023 frequently asked questions (PDF, 726KB).
Who the program can assist
The Micro-credentialing Program seeks to upskill Queensland existing workers, new entrants or job seekers in industries and enterprises.
To be eligible, a project must target participants that are:
- aged 15 years or over
- no longer at school
- Queensland permanent residents
- meet the criteria listed in the Micro-credentialing Program guidelines for funding 2023 (PDF, 758KB).
The 2023 funding round is now closed.
A panel will assess the applications against the selection criteria detailed in the Micro-credentialing Program guidelines for funding 2023.
A list of successful projects approved for funding will be published on this website.
The next funding round will be announced early in 2024.
- Micro-credentialing Program guidelines for funding 2023 (PDF, 758KB) or (DOCX, 590KB)
- Micro-credentialing Program 2023 factsheet (PDF, 692KB) or (DOCX, 586KB)
- Micro-credentialing Program 2023 frequently asked questions (PDF, 726KB) or (DOCX, 584KB)
- Micro-credentialing Program 2023 – project budget (XLS, 39KB)
- Micro-credentialing Pilots Program policy 2019–22 (PDF, 346KB) or (DOCX, 296KB)
- Micro-credentialing Pilots Program fact sheet (PDF, 74KB) or (DOCX, 106KB)
- Micro-credentialing Pilots approved projects (PDF, 122KB)