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Microcredentials are “mini-diplomas” of approximately 75-125 hours of effort that demonstrate knowledge and/or skills in a specific subject area. To earn a microcredential, it is necessary to first complete an online self-study course, then attend a guided exercise and transfer phase (online or face-to-face) supervised by subject experts. After passing a final assessment, you will receive a certificate issued by a university.

Microcredentials are ideal for continuing professional development, as they can be easily integrated into everyday working life due to the flexible, compact schedule and the online self-study phase. Microcredentials.at offers courses on topics that are currently relevant on the labour market or will be relevant in the future. Such further education can close the gaps between employees‘ formal education and new requirements on the labour market. If you want to expand your knowledge in the subject area later on, the certificate issued can be credited for further education at Austrian universities.

In order to obtain a microcredential and thus a valid certificate from a university, it is necessary to complete both the online self-study phase and the supervised phase as well as to pass a final assessment. The self-study part of the course, in which the basics are explained, is available openly licensed on one of our partner platforms. After completing the self-study phase, you will receive an automatically issued confirmation of participation, but not yet a university certificate.

Navigate to the course page of the desired course, then click on “Enrol now”. Enter your billing information and email address. You will then receive an email with all further steps.

Please keep in mind the enrolment deadline and any prerequisites for joining the course.

After registration you will receive an email with all further steps and information on payment options. You will then receive an invoice for the course fee.

Once you have been admitted to the microcredential course, you will receive an email with all further steps, including a how-to guide for creating an account at university. You can then use this account to access the relevant university systems where you will find all the course materials as well as the link to the online self-study course.

You will receive a university-issued certificate upon completion of the microcredentials course. Among other things, this certificate contains information on the effort involved, expressed in EC. 1 EC corresponds to 25 hours of work (example: 5 EC = 125 hours of work). The certificate can be presented at other European universities and credited towards a further education programme. Whether a microcredentials can be credited at a partner university lies in the responsibility of the partner university and follows the regulations applicable there.

If you would like to develop a microcredential, either building on an existing online course or with a new online course as the basis for the self-study phase, please contact us via the contact form and we will agree on the further procedure together.

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