New platform will support ECEC educators to securely store digital education records

New platform will support ECEC educators to securely store digital education records

by Freya Lucas

September 25, 2020

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) graduates, as well as those from other professions, will have access to their tertiary education records and achievements on a secure digital platform, allowing them to demonstrate the work they have done to help make them a job-ready graduate.


The Federal Government has put forward $2.5 million to develop the National Credentials Platform in collaboration with key higher education stakeholders, with Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan saying the platform would help students transition from education to employment by showcasing their achievements.


“Many Australians study across multiple institutions at different times throughout their life,” Mr Tehan said.


“This platform will standardise access to education records, making it easier for students to compile and present their credentials, and for employers to verify prior learning.”


As well as supporting employers, the platform will make it easier for students and job seekers to review their credentials and identify areas they can improve to remain competitive in the job market and reach their personal goals, Mr Tehan said.


From 2021, higher education students will be able to use the platform to access transcripts, with future phases to include recognition of microcredentials and general capabilities, providing a more complete picture of each student’s unique skills and knowledge.


The National Credentials Platform is a collaborative initiative between the Government, Universities Australia, the Universities Admissions Centre and Higher Ed Services.