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The Mercy Multicredential is an innovative initiative designed to provide students with a flexible, self-directed approach to demonstrating their skills and competencies.
The nature of the Multicredential is based on the concept of a portfolio of evidence, which students generate over a period of two years. This approach allows students to draw on a broad range of evidence from across their curriculum, co-curricular, and other activities and events in which they engage. By doing so, students can demonstrate their skills and competencies in a way that is both relevant and meaningful to them. It is a highly practical credential, immediately of value to the world outside of school.
The Multicredential comprises four pathways through which students can demonstrate their skills and competencies: Personal Growth, Leadership, Career Cadetship, and Digital Skills. These pathways have been designed to align with the skills and competencies that are required in the Australian economy and society. Several recent reports have highlighted the need for individuals with specific skills and competencies to support the Australian economy. For example, the Shergold Report (2020) identified several key skills and competencies that will be in high demand in the future, including:
By allowing students to draw on a broad range of evidence from across their curriculum, co-curricular, and other activities and events in which they engage, the Multicredential helps students to develop and demonstrate the skills and competencies that are required in the Australian economy in the near future.
Moreover, the Multicredential offers several benefits to students, including the ability to develop a portfolio of evidence that is relevant and meaningful to them, as well as the ability to demonstrate their skills and competencies to potential employers or educational institutions. In conclusion, the Mercy Multicredential is a valuable initiative that provides students with a flexible, self-directed approach to demonstrating their skills and competencies, aligning with the skills and competencies required in the Australian economy.
By the end of Year 8, all OLMC girls will have the opportunity to use their portfolio to apply certification of the portfolio by our partners. Further certifications will be available in later phases of this initiative.
If you are a school wishing to enquire about the Mercy Multicredential please contact the College and ask to speak with the Director of Innovation and Partnerships.
If you are a provider of career-related school experiences please contact the College’s Careers Office.
If you have any further questions about the Mercy Multicredential or any of our other programs and initiatives, please contact the College.