Micro-credential boost for CQU

18 September 2023
Elderly woman with a walker is guided by a young female student on a beach boardwalk

CQUniversity has been named as one of the beneficiaries of the Palaszcuk Government’s $3.4 million micro-credentialling program that aims to upskill more than 7 500 Queenslanders.

Seventeen projects will be funded by the Queensland Government micro-credentialling program that will deliver critical skills development for existing Queensland workers or jobseekers.

The program supports industry development of specialised and targeted training that addresses gaps or emerging skills needs that are not addressed through accredited training.

CQUniversity will upskill teachers in agriculture through its Next-Gen Ag Teachers: AgFoodFibre for the 21st century course with up to 300 teachers in the Central Queensland region and across the state set to benefit.

Up to 100 aged care workers in Bundaberg will also gain critical skills through CQUniversity’s micro-credential that tackles the early recognition of and response to deterioration in older adults.

Acting Deputy Vice-President for Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Business Development Ms Tamara Murray said CQU welcomed the funding announcement.

“Our courses will provide those in both the agriculture and aged care industries with an opportunity to upskill in important, focused-training that aims to build strong, flexible and diverse workforces.”