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Learners | Take a micro-credential

Are you looking to take your career to the next level and take on the jobs of the future?

The New Education and Training Model (NETM) offers you the opportunity to learn the skills needed for jobs in rapidly-evolving industries like advanced manufacturing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, freight and logistics, aerospace and defence, and agribusiness.

By completing micro-credentials – short, targeted training courses of about 40 hours each, you can quickly build the knowledge, skills, and experience employers need.

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The Western Parkland City is gearing up to be the economic powerhouse of Greater Sydney -- at the heart of its future, is the Bradfield City Centre, a new smart city being planned as the catalyst for advanced careers and growing business.

As the world's leading companies look to invest in the area and create new jobs, are you confident you have the right skills to take advantage of these new opportunities?

To help you keep up with rapid industry developments, the New South Wales Government is exploring a different approach to skilling our workforce, the new Education and Training Model - NETM.

The NETM features short, targeted training courses called micro-credentials, that are proposed by industry experts and co-designed with leading educators. You get the flexibility to undertake the training you need when you need it, without having to commit to a long program of study. You can enrol in a single micro-credential to upskill in your existing role, or complete multiple courses to custom build a training program that aligns with your career goals.

Consider this scenario, Jane is a production engineer at a leading defence manufacturer.

In a meeting with her manager, Jane agrees to develop her skills and experience in robotics to progress in the company.

Jane completes a NETM micro- credential on Collaborative Robots Programming, which allows her to apply her new knowledge in a special work project to test a new robotics capability.

She then undertakes an additional Modern Industrial Automation micro-credential to learn about process improvement in automation control systems. Armed with new skills and practical experience, Jane is promoted into an automation lead role.

If you are ready to take the next step in your career, check out our course catalog -- wpca.sydney/netm/course-catalogue.

For a limited time, NETM micro-credentials are free to enrol.

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Explore our micro-credentials

Check back regularly for the latest course catalogue updates and to enrol.

Micro-credentials in delivery

The following micro-credentials were offered during 2023. Click below to read more about each course and visit the relevant education partner's site to submit your expression of interest in 2024 course dates.

Micro-credentials in development

The following micro-credentials are in development to open soon.

NETM micro-credentials are non-accredited training not formally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). NETM micro-credentials are NOT intended to replace or substitute a recognised AQF qualification or statement of attainment, and do not replace or substitute any occupational licencing or registration requirements. Our NETM micro-credentials are offered alongside existing training and provide complementary opportunities to upskill for the people of Western Sydney.