Course Summary:

This online micro-credential examines approaches to disability, the concepts of social justice and inclusion, and the concept of Universal Design in Learning (UDL). It is designed to help learners unpack assumptions about disability and suggest ways to make the classroom a more just and inclusive environment. 

This is a non-creditable micro-credential that is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify differences between social and medical models of disability
  2. Outline the concepts of social justice and inclusion
  3. Reflect on different scenarios within the teaching and learning context and consider how they might be discriminatory
  4. Describe the concept of Universal Design in Learning (UDL) and identify ways to promote an inclusive learning environment

Assessment: Online Quiz

Fee: Free

Duration: 3 hours

Intakes: Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Study Mode: Online

Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations: Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the micro-credential, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Course Enquiries: CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au

Course Summary

This micro-credential is designed to foster the global competence of educators and develop their understanding of the role of education for global citizenship/global competence in promoting social cohesion and fostering the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes students need to effectively engage in a globalised world. The micro-credential consists of four modules containing readings, videos and activities that enable reflection and the application of theory to practice. The modules are shaped by four questions:

  1.     Why do we need education for global citizenship/global competence?
  2.     What do we mean by education for global citizenship/global competence?
  3.     How can educational leaders create the conditions necessary to foster a culture of global citizenship in their context?
  4.     What signature strategies are available to educators who wish to effectively educate for global citizenship/global competence?

This course is offered as a non-credit bearing micro-credential and can be added to your digital portfolio.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explore the need for education for global citizenship/global competence and its link to social cohesion
  2. Explore the theory, intent and strategies of education for global citizenship/global competence, including how to engage young people with topics of diversity and inclusion
  3. Develop the leadership skills needed to foster a culture of global citizenship in an educational context
  4. Review signature strategies designed to effectively embed education for global citizenship/global competence in existing curricula and pedagogies.

Assessment:  Online Quizzes

Fee:  Free

Duration:  8 hours

CPD Hours:  8 hours

Study Mode:  Online

Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations:

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet the Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements of their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Successful completion of this micro-credential assists registered teachers to meet their professional development requirements and develops participants’ capacity to satisfy the requirements of the following AISTL Professional Standards for Teachers at Highly Accomplished Teacher level: Standard 1.3; Standard 2.1 and 2.4; Standard 3.3; Standard 4.1; and Standard 7.4.

For educators in the Early Childhood sector, successful completion of this micro-credential assists in addressing the following elements from the National Quality Standards: Standard 1.1: Elements 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3; Standard 1.2: Elements 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3; Standard 3.2: Element 3.2.3; Standard 5.1: Elements 5.1.1, 5.1.2; and Standard 5.2: Elements 5.2.1, 5.2.2.

In addition to addressing these standards, this micro-credential offers participants the opportunity to reflect on their practice and develop leadership potential in the field of education for global citizenship and global competence. Such leadership potential aligns strongly with state, national and international policy agendas and, as such, could open opportunities for participants to contribute substantially to the culture of their school or centre. Knowledge and experience in this field would also be highly regarded by potential employers.

Course Summary:

Neuroscience is revealing the effects of stress on the learner and learning environment. In this online micro-credential, you will learn about the extent of mental health issues in schools and the importance of creating environments and relationships that are conducive to learning and student engagement. Also, that the brain does not exist in isolation and that its ability to function well is dependent on a strong brain-body link. This course draws upon the latest research evidence covering the importance of exercise, sleep and nutrition on the brain – and body.

This is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Appraise strategies to minimise stress
  2. Explore ways to engage students using Neuroeducation
  3. Investigate healthy habits and strategies to enhance mental health.
Assessment:  Online Quiz

Fee:  $283

Duration:  30 hours

CPD Hours:  30 hours

Study Mode:  Online

Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations:

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Course Enquiries:  CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au

Course Summary:

We live in an exciting time of technology and neuroscience advancement. As educators, we need to capitalise on these new opportunities. In this online micro-credential, you will gain contemporary insights into the brain that will inform your professional practice and underpin the development of optimal learning experiences. Topics include; teaching with the brain in mind, the neurobiology of the learning brain (specifically the adolescent brain), resilience development, neuroplasticity – examining too, the plastic paradox. You will also gain understandings of the neuroscience behind stretch goals and a growth mindset (Dweck, 2016) that can be used to enhance learning and wellness.

This is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Learning Outcomes:

  1.     Review the significance of a growth mindset in learning
  2.     Appraise ways to develop optimal learning experiences
  3.     Critique contemporary research and understandings in Neuroeducation.

Assessment:  Online Quiz

Fee:  $377

Duration:  40 hours

CPD Hours:  40 hours

Study Mode:  Online

Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations:

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Course Enquiries:  CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au

Course Summary:

Education is being enhanced and changed by the evidence-based findings from the new field of Educational Neuroscience (Brain Science). In this online micro-credential, you will learn about new and emerging understandings of the brain from neuroscientific research and their profound implications for education. Topics include: the utility of existing and emerging brain scanning technologies, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, the utility of online gaming, and being a researcher-practitioner in your context. Hold onto your seat as we gaze to our exciting (r)evolution in Education!

This is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Explore views of the evolving near future of Education to more brain-friendly teaching and learning
  2. Critique views of the near future of Education using contemporary and emerging findings about brain-friendly teaching and learning.

Duration:  20 hours

CPD Hours:  20 hours

Intakes:  Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Study Mode:  Online

Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations:

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Course Enquiries:  CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au


Course Summary:

Discover key ideas about the importance of our social brain to our very existence in this online micro-credential! Learn how sociation affects brain development and gain neuroscientific insights to inform your practices. Cozolino's 'Nine things educators need to know about the brain' underpins this micro-credential. Topics addressed include the need for connection between brains to thrive, learning and memory, good stress/bad stress, the brain-body link, and how quality nutrition and sleep are critical to the optimal development of the brain. Learn too about some common neuromyths such as left-right brain (or dominance) theory and use research-based evidence to gain a professionally informed view.

This is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Gain an understanding of key concepts regarding the social brain that can inform practice
  2. Understand the role of stress in brain development and its impacts on learning and memory
  3. Understand how both optimal learning and wellness can concurrently be achieved.

Assessment:  Online Quiz

Fee:  Free 

Duration:  20 hours

CPD Hours:  20 hours

Study Mode:  Online

Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations:

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Course Enquiries:  CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au 

Read the testimonial by Judi Newman, former Principal of North Rockhampton State High School 2007-2014 here.


Course Summary:

This online micro-credential provides an overview of the requirements of managing work health and safety risks for teachers in the Education Queensland setting, including identification of required Queensland legislation.

This is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio

Learning Outcomes:  

  1. Identify how to manage work health and safety risks in the Education Queensland setting
  2. Describe the hierarchy of control measures in the risk management process
  3. Outline the key documents required in health and safety risk management under Queensland legislation.

Assessment:  Online Quiz

Fee:  $25

Duration:  1 hour

CPD Hours:  1 hour

Intakes:  Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Study Mode:  Online

Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations:

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Course Enquiries:  CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au


Course Summary:

This online micro-credential provides an overview of asbestos identification and management in the workplace, including requirements for reporting documentation; and includes the asbestos register system required in all Queensland State Schools.

This is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Learning Outcomes:  

  1. List the different types and classes of asbestos which may be identified in buildings
  2. Describe the impact of asbestos exposure on human health 
  3. Explain the hierarchy of control for managing and disposing of asbestos
  4. Outline the requirements for an asbestos management plan in the workplace. 

Assessment:  Online Quiz

Fee:  $25

Duration:  1 hour

CPD Hours:  1 hour

Intakes:  Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Study Mode:  Online

Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations:

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Course Enquiries:  CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au