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Digital badges

Display your skills and experience with verifiable online credentials
The University of Sydney has partnered with Accredible on a digital badging project which is currently being piloted by the Business School.

Digital badges are verified credentials that allow earners to easily communicate their skills and qualifications online. A digital badge can be used in email signatures, websites and social media platforms and contains verified metadata describing the qualification and the process required to earn it.

The University is developing an institutional approach to the use of digital badges with the intention of ensuring that the badges we issue reflect meaningful demonstrated achievement. The initial pilot digital badging project will apply to Future Professional Leaders of Function, a development program run by the Business School and available to University of Sydney staff.

We expect to extend digital badges to other University of Sydney programs from Semester 2, 2020.

Frequently asked questions

A digital badge is an indicator of accomplishment or skill that can be displayed, accessed, and verified online. Digital badges can be earned in a wide variety of environments, an increasing number of which are online, and they usually follow the Open Badge standard so that they can be used by different software platforms. 

Accredible are a digital credential platform that the University of Sydney has partnered with to create digital badges to recognise achievement. Badges issued by the University of Sydney via the Accredible platform have metadata embedded in the badge image to authenticate the credential.

The University of Sydney has partnered with the badging platform, Accredible, to translate the learning outcomes you've demonstrated into a digital badge.

Badges are a simple way of exhibiting your achievements at a glance to establish credibility. Representing your skills as a badge gives you a way to share your abilities online in a trusted, clear manner that can be easily verified in real time.

You will receive an email notification with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account. Once set up, you will be able to login to your digital credential at any point afterwards using your email address.

You can download a PNG file of a digital badge to store in your computer. Visit the Accredible website for instructions.

If you would like to change the visibility of your credential you can easily configure your privacy settings in Accredible. Visit the Accredible website for instructions.

No. This is a service the University of Sydney provides to you, at no cost.

While badges may be digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on the Accredible 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.

One of the benefits of a digital credential is that it is easily shared. Let colleagues, friends, and prospective employers alike know what you've achieved. You can share your badge directly from the Accredible platform to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website or in your email signature.

Visit the Accredible website for more information.

You will need to contact the University directly at uni.digital.credentials@sydney.edu.au for any of the following reasons:

  • There is incorrect information on your badge, such as a course name, issue date or image
  • You would like the email address attached to your digital badge updated.

For questions related to your Accredible account, including accessing and downloading your digital badge via the Accredible platform, contact support@accredible.com.