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About Digital Credentials

Public Sector Industrial Relations digital credentials elevate your learning achievement to a verified accreditation that is recognised by employers across the NSW public sector.

Digital credentials promote mobility for human resources and industrial relations practitioners by offering a credential that is portable and relevant across the sector. They can be used to support the people management processes of public sector agencies, such as onboarding, induction and performance development.

Digital badges are increasingly being used by universities and organisations throughout the world. Each badge contains verifiable data telling the employer exactly what you have achieved, rather than relying on an individual’s self-reported achievements, which helps to reduce bias in recruitment decisions.

Acclaim is the digital badge platform used by NSW Industrial Relations.

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Digital Badges FAQs

The PSIR digital credentials offer recipients a recognised qualification that will increase the baseline level of knowledge of industrial relations practitioners across the NSW public sector.

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 organisations 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.