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UAC and DeakinCo. lead the way in workplace credentials

31 Jan 2019

IN today’s competitive workplace, having the skills you need is more important than ever and having those skills recognised significantly improves your employability and ability to compete for jobs.

Two leading education technology organisations, the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) and DeakinCo., are collaborating to develop a system for credentialling workplace skills for individuals and businesses.

The credit and recognition of prior learning system will leverage UAC’s 30 years of higher education application and assessment experience with DeakinCo.’s innovative micro-credentialling programs.

Dr David Christie, Managing Director of UAC says ‘Micro-credentialling is a massive worldwide trend in education and the close working relationship between UAC and DeakinCo. will seat both organisations at the cutting edge of skills recognition within Australia and globally.’

The system will assure the credibility of credentials for professionals and employers by using consistent and efficient application, workload and assessment processes.

‘We are excited by this opportunity to work with UAC, Australia’s largest tertiary admissions centre,’ says Glenn Campbell, Executive Director of DeakinCo., ‘to develop a credit model that will enable employees the opportunity to be recognised for their employability or soft skills and, through our association with Deakin University, expand access to higher education.’

This exciting new model will be tested and evaluated in early 2019 and is planned for full implementation later in the year. 

UAC was named Winner of Best Process Innovation Award and ranked 41st in the Australian Financial Review Most Innovative Companies 2018 list. 

DeakinCo. is the commercial arm of Deakin University and is a workforce partner which co-develops purpose-built learning, development and innovative measurement solutions aimed at the future of work. Deakin University is ranked 33rd in the Australian Financial Review Most Innovative Companies 2018 list.

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For further information (media only) email or contact:       
Diane Jardine, Communications Officer, UAC on (02) 9752 0775
James Kevin, General Manager, Business Solutions, UAC on 0418 414 707.

Australian Financial Review Banner for award presented to UAC – Winner of Best Process Innovation Award and ranked 41st in the AFR 2018 Most Innovative Companies List