October 16


Digital Media and Learning CoLab

Working Futures™ has been working with Pink Parrot to research, design, develop and deliver high quality engaging digital learning content and experiences that target future skills.

Global Initiative on Professional Ethics

Working Futures™ has been working with The Williams Institute for Ethics and Management (TWI) in the United States to promote professional ethics awareness across the Asia-Pacific region. Our aim is to provide access to research-based self-assessment tools and learning that will build greater capacity for ethical decision making in organisations. The initiative empowers moral judgment, positive action and personal responsibility by promoting a transformative approach to ethics in professions.

Leadership Capabilities

Identifying, developing and assessing the capabilities leaders need now and in the future is a major challenge for organisations. With technology disruption, radical changes in the mode and form of work, and globalisation effective leadership is essential. Working Futures™ has been working with:

  • Centre for Leadership Advantage to promote progressive, sophisticated and rigorous thinking about assessing and developing leaders
  • University of Tasmania undertaking supervision of PhD candidates completing research into leadership capabilities in higher education and authentic assessment in the maritime industries.

Micro-credentials and continuing professional development

Traditional structured formal qualifications promote learning that is often more generalised, discipline based, and focused on knowledge transfer. It can be expensive and time-consuming if you only need part of the degree or wish to prioritise to meet immediate needs.

But qualifications can be disaggregated or built into micro-learning chunks and still can stack into the formal, macro-qualification. ┬áThis occurs through micro-credentials which target specific learning or capabilities required in the future workplace. These forms of nano-degrees or micro-credentials offer a more personalised, efficient and cost-effective way to ensure your workforce are keeping their skills relevant and certified. Working Futures™ has been working with:

  • DeakinCo to identify future capabilities required in professional work and to develop a framework Deakin University can use to not only recognise professional capabilities, but to assure credit or enhanced entry into their post-graduate qualifications for those attaining a micro-credential.
  • RMIT Online to develop online courses able to be recognized using micro-credential that open pathways into higher education qualifications for professionals attaining defined competency or vendor outcomes.
  • Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) and Griffith University to identify better way to verify informal, non-formal or formal learning in young people and enhance the verification, credentialing and management of lifelong digital records using blockchain technologies.

Engineers Australia to enhance the digital assessment, recognition and credentialing of competency attainment while mapping this progress to their member journey and formal qualifications.