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Library micro-credentials

A guide to the content of the Library's micro-credentials and how teachers and lecturers can embed these creds in courses and programs.

Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentoring has long-term benefits that extend beyond the higher education sphere. Future employees who have engaged in peer mentoring activity are more self-directed, culturally aware and have developed stronger communication and problem-solving skills.

Effective peer-to-peer mentoring techniques promote valuable "soft skills" that many employers are seeking in future employees.

Effort: 2 hours

Mode: Online

Skill points: 5  

This credential is only available to current RMIT students.  Access Peer Mentoring.

Learning outcomes

This badge demonstrates that a student is able to:

  • Understand the key elements of effective mentoring
  • Apply methods of reflection to real world mentoring scenarios
  • Demonstrate effective relationship management techniques in a mentoring context
  • Explain best practices of communication, including active listening, feedback, style adaptation and skill articulation
  • Understand how to interact with diverse groups
  • Demonstrate ethical decision making in a mentor relationship


Students need to complete the online automated assessment with a score of at least 80% in which they can demonstrate the following:

  • Effective communication
  • Modelling and interpreting non-verbal communication
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Facilitation skills

Who should do this Cred?

Students preparing to participate in the RMIT Peer Mentoring program as a mentor are required to complete this micro-credential. However, any RMIT student wishing to gain an understanding of the skills required to mentor another person are welcome to complete this micro-credential.