The new way to show the boss you've got what it takes

Employers such as Dr Lance O'Sullivan use EduBits to validate people's skills and experience.
Employers such as Dr Lance O'Sullivan use EduBits to validate people's skills and experience. Photo credit: Supplied

A new way for people to ‘show what they know’ in the work place is rapidly gaining in popularity.

EduBits are micro-credentials offered by Otago Polytechnic. They validate a person's expertise without the need to take time off work for study and they can be gained as-and-when needed.

Just what the Doctor ordered

Prominent doctor, Lance O'Sullivan uses EduBits to validate the skills of the digital health assessors involved in his innovative digital health service - iMOKO.

iMOKO enables kohanga, daycare centres and schools to electronically send health information about students to a team of experts, who respond with a diagnosis and a treatment plan.

"I was looking for a mechanism to train a new volunteer workforce and to have their skills recognised through an appropriate credential with a credible provider," says Dr O'Sullivan.

"Otago Polytechnic developed EduBits for iMOKO so that the skills of our people who are already experienced digital health assessors can be validated and credentialed. EduBits are enabling the development of a new digital health assessment workforce."

How EduBits work

  • People submit evidence of their skills which are then assessed and recognised with a digital credential that can be shared on social media sites, online CVs and with employers.
  • EduBits can be New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) endorsed and acquired in significantly shorter timeframes than even the smallest qualification available on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework.
  • They provide assurance for employers that their people have the right skills and EduBits can quickly be tailor-made to satisfy organisation-specific requirements.
EduBits are micro-credentials offered by Otago Polytechnic.
EduBits are micro-credentials offered by Otago Polytechnic. Photo credit: Supplied

"A micro-credential is the right solution for us and I commend EduBits for its initiative in introducing a service that delivers customised learning in a timely way," says Dr O'Sullivan.

There are plenty of EduBits available. From business capabilities such as project management to Health & Safety and Te Reo, the range is extensive.

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