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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.

Introducing RMIT Library Creds

This page will introduce the RMIT Library suite of micro-credentials (creds) and provide teaching staff with information about the creds and how they can be embedded within curriculum.

Digital Literacy Micro-credentials for Your Course - Library Shorts (5:13 mins), RMIT University Library, Microsoft Stream (RMIT login required)

For more information about micro-credentials across RMIT University, see RMIT Creds.

Library Creds

RMIT Library supports 14 different micro-credentials, including Academic Integrity Awareness, and the 10 creds that make up the Digital Literacy Collection. While each cred can be completed separately, they are designed to complement and build on each other. For more information about each cred, and how the creds relate to each other, use the links provided in the side menu. 

What are the Digital Literacy Creds?

Digital literacy encompasses a range of skills that facilitate learning, communication, collaboration, research and online participation.  Today's students need to learn not only proficiency with digital tools and platforms, but also how to use digital technologies to effectively support their study and learning, to interact ethically and productively, and to forge a positive and dynamic online identity. 

The Digital Literacy Creds focus on all aspects and skills associated with digital literacy and are based on the JISC Digital Capability Framework. This framework defines digital literacies as the capabilities which prepare someone for living, learning and working in a digital society. The Creds have also expanded on the JISC framework to meet further skill gaps identified by RMIT’s industry partners.  

All RMIT Library Creds align with the capabilities set out in Action Area 2 of RMIT's Education Plan to 2025 to ensure that our employability focus encompasses the required – and broader – work and life skills (RMIT University, 2023, p.6).

The Digital Literacy Collection creds are specifically aligned with the Adaptive, Digitally Adept, and Critically Engaged capabilities.Graphic of all Library Micro-credentials showing badges and time requirements

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For information about each Cred, click on the links in the side menu of this guide. 

To see how to incorporate a cred into your course, see the Adding a cred to your course tab.


RMIT University. (2023) RMIT's Education Plan to 2025: Learning through Life and Work


For more information and to discuss the content of a Digital Literacy cred, contact the Library creds team at

RMIT staff can enrol in demo versions of the creds and see if the content, activities and assessment would be a good fit for their courses.

Library-assessed creds

If you are planning on embedding a Library assessed cred, contact the Library creds team and your college Learning and Teaching team at the addresses below to discuss how and when you plan to use this in your course. This will facilitate smooth and timely marking and feedback on assessments. Further information is available on the Teaching with Credentials page.

College cred specialists

For advice on incorporating creds into your course design, you can also contact your College cred specialist:

Design & Social Context


Business & Law


STEM email:
Vocational Education email:

Academic Integrity Awareness

For information on the Academic Integrity Awareness cred, contact the Library Learning Team: