Frequently Asked Questions
VeriSkills® is owned by Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC ®), a registered educational charity, whose shareholders are seven Queensland universities. QTAC® has over 40 years’ experience verifying skills and experience for university entrance.
The Institute for Working Futures Pty Ltd and the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC™) examined decades of research across multiple institutions to validate the most important capabilities for the future workplace.
The validation project isolated 14 capabilities as the most important 'soft' or non-technical skills and knowledge required in the future workforce. While not devaluing technical knowledge and skills, these human capabilities emphasise an individual’s overall employability and enable identification of high potential individuals with the talent to succeed in the workforce.
If you have received a VeriSkills credential it is a significant achievement. Take credit for your abilities and increase your chances of being noticed by your network and potential employers by displaying your badge over LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms.
Because digital credentials are issued and verified online, unlike paper certificates, they make it easy for individuals to demonstrate their competencies to employers, education providers and peers online.
Yes, you can. We encourage you to strive to improve your capabilities as you progress through your career. Included in the meta data for each digital credential are suggested activities that you can undertake to improve your skills.
As you earn more credentials, you can group them in ways that are meaningful to your audience or the subject matter they have in common.
You will need to provide details of the program including program description or course outline, learning outcomes total contact hours, total non-contact hours (self-paced learning), program duration (hours/months/years), entry requirements, delivery mode, program structure and components.
Details of each component (module, subjects, tasks) of the program including duration, learning outcomes and assessment tasks (e.g. completion and submission of workbook, presentation, assignment, exam etc).
Details of assessment per component including the tasks, percentage contribution to the course and what evidence is produced. Assessment should cover both formative and summative assessments.
Getting your program assessed is a great opportunity to show that your program is consistent with industry
standard soft skills.
Additional benefits include:
- Using your accreditation as a marketing tool
- Internal promotion opportunities within large in organisations
- An accredited course is a valuable tool for recruiting new staff who know that training they complete has currency with other organisation by ascribing external meaning to internal training
Programs need to be reassessed if any aspect of the course is changed and assessed programs must be re-verified every 18 months.
QTAC has extensive relationships with education providers. Entry into a course is set by an in individual provider and entry requirements will vary between courses. We expect providers will use VeriSkills in assisting with entry.
The technology used on the Acclaim Platform is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share and verify your competencies digitally.
VeriSkills will provide the details of your credential to Acclaim, who will email you with details of how to access your digital badge.
If you have an existing Acclaim account, log into that. If not, you will need to create an Acclaim account at www.youracclaim.com. You can then log in and claim your badge.
Using Acclaim's sharing options, earners can share their badges directly to LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook from their Acclaim account.
To share your badge:
- Log into your account on www.youracclaim.com
- Select the badge you would like to share
- At the top of the page, select the blue ‘Share’ button
- You will be brought to the ‘Share Badge’ screen where you can find different tabs directing you to connect your social media accounts and share your badge
Once your social media account is connected, just click ‘Share’ to share your digital badge.
You can easily configure your privacy settings in the Acclaim platform. You are in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.
While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on the Acclaim platform. This link to verified data makes them more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your credential and your associated identity.
When you click on your digital badge, this will display the metadata. Metadata adds credibility to the badge and will include details of the course undertaken, the volume of learning, the date of issue, the standard the credential was issued against (for VeriSkills, this is the Human Capability Standards, five level framework).