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Micro Learning Resources & Their Importance to RTOs

Registered training organisations are increasingly turning to micro learning resources due to the way they encourage and support students. Here we look at the subject in closer detail.

It’s becoming more and more widely recognized in the business and education sphere that micro-learning is key to student success. Come with us as we look at micro-credentials and similar online teaching resources and their increasing importance to registered teaching organisations (RTOs) and businesses.


Short online teaching resources are increasing in popularity with businesses and RTOs across Australia, with Technical & Further Education establishments and universities keen to harness their power. Used in conjunction with traditional forms of formal education, they appeal to the way our minds best absorb information.

In addition to being learning resources that make it easier to take on new information, micro-credentials are aligned with the way people live their lives these days. Social media and smart technologies make everything we read in the modern world come in bite-sized chunks that take just a few minutes to consume - so why not teach in the same way?

Meeting an Obvious Need

This new breed of short online educational resources meet the obvious need for focused and responsive training on an on-demand basis. Businesses in particular are increasingly looking for people with honed skills to suit a particular role, rather than just someone who’s graduated with a general degree and needs job-specific training to actually get started in their chosen industry.

Those already in an industry can also find great value in micro-credentials as they offer a way to add to their existing skills and improve their career prospects. Due to the ‘short and sweet’ nature of each learning module, it’s training that can fit into spare moments without disrupting the working day - further adding to their appeal.

The Pandemic Has Amplified the Need

The global Covid-19 pandemic and the associated social distancing restrictions have brought the matter into even sharper focus, with traditional face-to-face education being severely limited. People see these online educational resources as one of the only effective ways it’s now possible to get the knowledge they need to carve out a career for themselves.

For RTOs, short online teaching resources like these are able to fill a gap that conventional accredited courses aren’t able to in terms of upskilling and career development. Also businesses prefer the fact that micro-credentials allow them to improve their employees’ knowledge without having to stump up the cash for traditional long accreditation courses.

Boosting Confidence With Micro-learning

Further to this, many students have found themselves out of the classroom for long periods and lacking in confidence as a result. Students in this position benefit from the fact that they’re able to reacclimatise themselves with these easy-to-digest courses, paving the way for them to get back to learning full time.

Whichever way you look at it, micro-credentials are here to stay, as they offer something that previously did not exist in the educational sphere. Their popularity in schooling and in business looks set to increase hugely in the coming years.

Flexible Learning Resources For Your Business

So, if you want your team to develop and improve their industry knowledge without the huge cost and the operational disruption that traditional courses involve, why not consider micro-learning? At the Learning Lounge, we have a large selection of short professional courses that can allow your employees to learn in the most resource-efficient way possible.

If you’d like to know more about our industry compliant learning resources, simply head over to our website and take a look around. There you’ll find training in a range of sectors from healthcare to hospitality and all at a budget-friendly cost.

Alternatively, if you would like to talk to us about your corporate training needs, call us on 1300 611 404 today and we’ll do our utmost to find the ideal solution.

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