Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Digital Skills for the Workplace (Micro-credential)
Qualification Type Micro-credential
Level 7
Credits 15
Subject Area
  • Mixed Field Programmes » Other Mixed Field Programmes » Mixed Field Programmes not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
The Digital Skills for the Workplace (DSW) micro-credential focuses on the digital skills required in all workplaces. It supports workers across a spectrum of industries, communities and professions to develop the knowledge, awareness, mindset and capability to confidently use digital workplace tools effectively to solve problems, be productive, support well-being and thrive at work by processing and applying information and data, creating content, connecting and collaborating with others and reflecting on and adapting one's digital practices. In addition to specialist technical skills, students will be introduced to the practices and capabilities required to succeed in contemporary work environments.
Graduate profile
At the end of this learning package, learners will be able to:
- Critically analyse digital tools used and emerging in the workplace in the context of work and community challenges.
- Identify personal, professional and collective skills gaps in the context of the digitally-enabled workplace.
- Develop advanced digital skills and knowledge across a range of digital solutions for use in contemporary work environments.
Education pathways
N/A
Entry Requirements
To be admitted to the DSW, all applicants must:
Be able to demonstrate Level 6 academic or equivalent professional achievement.
Professional equivalence: Applicants must supply robust evidence to show equivalence to academic qualifications. The evidence will be assessed by the relevant General Manager and National Academic Director or delegated authority. Evidence of informal and formal learning can include but is not limited to;
i.Professional and/or community positions held
ii.Professional and/or community awards
iii. Professional and/or community references
iv.Professional and/or community outputs
v. Invitations to represent to professions and communities at conferences.
English Language Admission Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language competence. This evidence may be in the form of:
- A formal test of English Language
- IELTS academic band score of 6.5 (overall), with no individual band less than 6.0.
- TOEFL - Internet-based (Score of 95 with a minimum writing score of 22) or Paper-based (score of 587 (TWE 4.5))
- Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) Minimum of 176 or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) Minimum of 176
- Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic Overall score of 64 with no communicative skills score below 57
- Evidence of an academic qualification at level 7 or above, completed in a country where English is the main language
- Professional outputs or achievements in English language
- Evidence of competence equivalent to any of the above.
Education Organisation No organisations currently offer this qualification.
Developed By AcademyEx Education Limited Partnership
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 4083
Status Current
Created August 2019
Last Reviewed July 2020
Next Review September 2024
Content
This micro-credential consists of 15 credits at Level 7 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF). This equates to 150 learning hours (one credit is equivalent to 10 notional learning hours). The micro-credential is taught across 7 weeks, with 21 average learning hours per week.

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