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The Australian Government has launched a national skills micro-credentialing pilot – the Global Skills Passport – through the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) Australia Awards Indonesia (AAI) program. Through the pilot, 400 AAI Scholars will create an e-portfolio of enrichment experiences on the Practera platform against one of 6 Global Skill categories based on World Economic Forum 21st century skills.

“Enriching” student experiences with a global skills passport

Australia Awards Indonesia Scholars are leaders from our region who undertake a program of study at an Australian institution. Students undertake a wide variety of activities that contribute to Australian society and culture during their study, create enduring linkages and build their global skills. These ‘enrichment’ experiences typically include volunteering, engagement in diplomatic & cultural activities and professional placements. 

Skills credentialing for Experiential Learning

The Global Skills Passport has been embedded as a significant element of the Australia Awards Indonesia Program. The Global Skills credential recognises Scholars’ contributions and experiential learning through these experiences. Students have engaged in a Global Skills workshop to provide students with a global skills framework, develop an enrichment mindset and craft a personal impact plan. 

Integrated feedback, events and badges

An inbuilt ticketing system helps promote AAI events and enrichment opportunities. Students win points for submitting evidence, and monthly leaders win vouchers and access to premium enrichment experience opportunities. Scholars submit structured reflections on experiences with video, pictures or documents, and these are reviewed by professional mentors. Ultimately, scholars win micro-credential badges that can be awarded for complete portfolios and displayed on social media platforms like LinkedIn, allowing contacts to access the underlying evidence of achievement.

Adaptable to any situation

The Global Skills Passport is built using one of our available Practera templates. Find out more about the product by visiting the Practera e-portfolio and credentialing page or have a chat with us to learn how to set up a skills passport for your users in less than 4 weeks: connect@practera.com

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