Microcredential learners need quality careers and employability support

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Healy, Michael. 2021. "Microcredential learners need quality careers and employability support." Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability. 12 (1), pp. 21-23. https://doi.org/10.21153/jtlge2021vol12no1art1071
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Microcredential learners need quality careers and employability support

ERA Journal ID123562
Article CategoryLetter
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AuthorHealy, Michael
Journal TitleJournal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability
Journal Citation12 (1), pp. 21-23
Number of Pages3
Year2021
PublisherDeakin University
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN1838-3815
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.21153/jtlge2021vol12no1art1071
Web Address (URL)https://ojs.deakin.edu.au/index.php/jtlge/article/view/1071
Abstract

Providers, industry, and governments have embraced microcredentialing as a solution to the volatility and velocity of changes in labour markets, workplace competencies, and the needs of the 21st century lifelong learner (Oliver, 2019). However, microcredentials do not, in and of themselves, guarantee career or employment success. Seeking a microcredential is one adaptive career behaviour that people might enact in pursuit of their career goals (Lent & Brown, 2013). Similarly, holding a microcredential is one form of employability capital that people might highlight when seeking employment (Tomlinson & Anderson, 2020).

Keywordsmicrocredentials, careers and employability
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390301. Continuing and community education
390499. Specialist studies in education not elsewhere classified
390303. Higher education
Byline AffiliationsSchool of Education
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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