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Long Service Leave Champion Course

Join thousands by obtaining our LSL Digital Badge. This course has 3 modules and will run over 3 weeks (one module per week). It can be done anywhere and at your own pace.

About the Long Service Leave Champion short course

This is where you can become a Long Service Leave Champion.

Getting workers’ entitlements right - including Long Service Leave - is vital to avoid non-compliance with industrial laws that may result in legal action and reputational damage. In this short course, you will learn all you need to know about Long Service Leave and how it works. This short course will teach you how to perform hands on calculations – preparing you to tackle any Long Service Leave situations you may face. Upon completion you will have earnt a micro credential ‘badge’ that you can widely share on all social media platforms that recognises your status as a NSW Long Service Leave Champion.

What’s involved?

Our three-module short course covers a new module every week as well as an assessment task and you’re encouraged to set aside at least one to two hours a week to cover the course work and submit your tasks.

Course Outline

Module 1 - Start with the fundamentals

  • Topic 1 - History Long Service Leave in Australia
  • Topic 2 - Your quick essential guide to Long Service Leave
  • Topic 3 - How to resolve long service leave disputes

Task 1: Recall

Module 2 - Practical application that can be rather complex at times

  • Topic 1 - Making sense of Continuous Service
  • Topic 2 - Masterclass in Pro-Rata entitlements
  • Topic 3 - Making sense of Transmission of Business, Overseas Service, and Interstate service

Task 2: Comprehension

Module 3 – Bringing it all together

  • Topic 1 - Let's examine the Act
  • Topic 2 - The importance of case law and precedence
  • Topic 3 - Calculations Workshop

Task 3: Critical Analysis and Calculations

Case Law

Event Open

  1. Click Register Now to sign up for the course
  2.  Complete it to earn your Long Service Leave Champion badge 
  3.  Receive your digital badge email from our partner Acclaim
  4.  Create your Acclaim account
  5.  Claim your badge
  6.  Share it on your social media and in your email signature 

This course has 3 modules and will run over 3 weeks (one module per week). It can be done anywhere and at your own pace. We recommend allocating 3 hours per week to complete each module. There will also be an assessment at the end of each module for you to complete.   

Get in touch

We know that work and personal demands can change every week and our team can work with you to arrange the flexibility you need. If you have any questions, contact our team at any time by emailing [email protected]

Register for August 2024!

Learn more about Digital Badges

Acclaim is the digital badging platform used by NSW Industrial Relations. It helps users move forward professionally by quickly establishing credibility for opportunities in higher education and the job market.

Each badge contains verifiable data that tells employers what you did and why it matters.

Watch the video to find out more!

Digital Badges FAQs

What is a Digital Badge?

Digital badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome that can provide valid verification of your credential. Digital badges have emerged as the newest technology for displaying achievements and capabilities on social media, emails, and resumes. They protect the integrity of your credential by providing a link to the verified data from NSW Employee Relations that cannot be falsified.

Who is Acclaim?

Acclaim is a product of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company. Acclaim works with credible organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals.

What is an open badge?

Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online.

How does my certification get displayed as a badge?

We have partnered with Credly to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into a badge, issued and managed through the company’s Acclaim Platform. The technology Credly uses on its Acclaim Platform is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share and verify your competencies digitally.

What are the benefits of a badge?

Representing your skills as a badge gives you a way to share your abilities online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time. Badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn your credential and what you’re now capable of. Credly’s Acclaim Platform also offers labour market insights, based on your skills. You can search and apply for job opportunities, right through the Acclaim Platform.

Who is Credly?

Credly is the end-to-end solution for issuing and managing digital credentials. Credly works with credible organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide.

How will I know if I’ve earned a badge?

You will receive an email notification from the Acclaim Platform ([email protected]) with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.

What if I don’t want my badge to be public?

You can easily configure your privacy settings in the Acclaim Platform. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.

Is there a fee to use Credly’s Acclaim Platform?

No. This is a service we provide to you, at no cost.

What’s to keep someone else from copying my badge and using it?

While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on Credly’s 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.

Where and how can I share my badge through Credly’s Acclaim Platform?

Every credential and profile on Acclaim has a unique URL that can be shared from the platform to LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter through email, embedded in a website or on a resume. You can also add your badge to an email signature. View the instructional video.

I have a question about the Acclaim Platform. Where can I find support?

You can find answers to frequently asked questions at support.youracclaim.com