Micro-credentialing Pilots Program will be implemented in 3 streams over 3 years (2019–22). The program provides an opportunity to support changing workplaces by enabling the provision of focused training for new or transitioning employees in specific skills to better support businesses and industries to adopt innovations and improve productivity.
The skill outcomes targeted for these pilots will not be nationally recognised (i.e. vocational education and training or VET), as these outcomes can be supported under existing VET investment programs.
Micro-credentialing Pilots will be implemented through a number of targeted funding streams, to provide an opportunity to explore different priorities and types of micro-credentials:
- Stream 1 - Public providers (TAFE Queensland and CQUniversity) will be funded to deliver a range of micro-credentials, developed to respond to priorities identified by industry and to support improved outcomes for existing VET students.
- Stream 2 - Strategic partnerships in priority industries will be the industry sectors of tourism and National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) where Jobs Queensland has undertaken workforce planning projects and the Queensland Government has skilling strategies in place.
- Stream 3 - A funding round in 2020 will be competitive and open to market-led proposals from industry and other eligible organisations targeting specific industry sectors or skilling priorities, or regional priorities.
Funding will be provided on a basis of a negotiated co-contribution for all projects, which may be from industry, enterprises or participants.