Shorter Form Credentials in Education

Upskill or extend your knowledge with shorter form credentials

Developed by UQ experts, these shorter form credentials are intended for in-service teachers or educators across a range of institutions including schools, TAFEs, early childhood, learning support programs, health and community organisations.

Shorter Form Credentials in Education

A Multidisciplinary Lens on Learning: From the Synapse to Society

Discover today's research around neuroscience, psychology and education, and how it can inform the design and delivery of effective teaching and learning. You will be introduced to the multidisciplinary field of the science of learning, including considerations for how key ideas can be applied in practice. To learn about what you will study, read more here.


Course details
Teachers who enrol in a group of five or more; or UQ Alumni are eligible for a 10% scholarship discount. 
    Online / External / Self-paced
   3 months / Enrol by 7 April 2022
   Earn 0.5 units of credit towards professional development
Prerequisities: Undergraduate qualification

Apply here - if you are a UQ Alumni or are enrolling with a groups of five or more teachers

Apply here - all other applicants

Diving Deep into the Science of Learning in Practice: Exploring
learning areas of interest 

The capacity to source and critically evaluate the quality and relevance of research in a timely manner and translate that effectively into authentic contexts is a valuable skill to develop to bridge the gap between research and practice – to discern between ‘real’ and ‘fake’ research news. To learn about what you will study, read more here.


Course details
Teachers who enrol in a group of five or more; or UQ Alumni are eligible for a 10% scholarship discount.  
    Online / External / Self-paced
   3 months / Enrol by 7 April 2022
   Earn 0.5 units of credit towards professional development
Prerequisities: Undergraduate qualification

Apply here - if you are a UQ Alumni or are enrolling with a groups of five or more teachers

Apply here - all other applicants

Promoting Positive Student Behaviour in School 

Gain the knowledge and skills required to develop and implement strategies and programs for the promotion of positive behaviours in schools. Student behaviour problems will be examined from the individual, group, and system perspectives and theories and strategies designed to change behaviour will be presented, including information on how the brain influences behaviour, read more here.


Course details
Teachers who enrol in a group of five or more; or UQ Alumni are eligible for a 10% scholarship discount. 
    Online / External / Self-paced
   3 months / Enrol by 7 April 2022
   Earn 1.0 units of credit towards professional development 
Prerequisities: Undergraduate qualification

Apply here - if you are a UQ Alumni or are enrolling with a groups of five or more teachers

Apply here - all other applicants

What are Shorter Form Credentials?

A Shorter Form Credential (SFC) is a distinct unit of study with academically assessed learning outcomes, generally offered outside an award program, and usually completed in a short time frame (i.e. months rather than years). 

SFCs may be designed for upskilling, recognition of prior learning, entry pathways, and/or to provide students with a point of differentiation. They are transferrable, recognised globally, and flexible in that they can be taken outside our standard timetable. In an age where upskilling/reskilling will be necessary in order to take on jobs that don’t yet exist, SFCs will be essential.

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Study short courses without committing to a full degree. Upgrade your qualifications, or start on a new career path.
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If you have any questions about our course or programs please reach out to our advisors at education@uq.edu.au.