Centre for Professional Development

The Centre for Professional Development offers a variety of professional development and bespoke programs as micro-credentials, workshops and resources across multiple disciplines.

There are over 250 micro-credentials in our catalogue and all have been developed in consultation with industry experts to meet professional development requirements as well as industry workforce development needs. You can view our micro-credential's below in our Course search or download our micro-credential catalogue PDF.


Anyone can access our micro-credentials – you do not have to be a CQUniversity student. To access our micro-credential courses you need to set up an account at our Learning Management System (LMS) called Be Different.

There are several ways of accessing our micro-credential courses:

  1. Search for a micro-credential topic or name using the course search feature above
  2. Browse the range of micro-credentials using the Study Level search feature
  3. Search the online catalogue at our LMS Be Different and select your course. You will find links to the course payment page under the course title and at the fees information section.

Once you have selected your desired micro-credential course, you can now add these to a shopping cart to enable you to purchase more than one course in a single transaction.

Instructions on accessing our micro-credentials

Instructions to access a Digital Badge

Successful completion of a PDC (micro-credential) will be awarded with a Digital Badge and a Certificate of Completion for your professional portfolio as evidence of your learning. Articulation into accredited courses at CQUniversity is available for some of the courses on a case by case basis.

For short course and digital badge definitions including PDC courses and micro-credentials please visit the Glossary.