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Recognising and communicating the skills required to unlock the potential of Australian research to create positive impact and solve real-world problems.

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Base Program

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Base Intensive Program

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Trek Program

Ascend Program


Cruxes Innovation offers digital credentials for individuals who successfully complete our programs.

We’ve partnered with digital badging provider Acclaim by Credly to provide our program alumni with a digital badge in recognition of their accomplishment.

Digital credentials, also known as “digital badges" or "open badges,” unlike a paper certificate, give you a way to share your abilities online in a way that is simple, trusted, and can be quickly and easily verified. Digital badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn your credential and what you’re now capable of doing. 

These digital badges can be used in email signatures, personal websites, and social media sites such as LinkedIn and Twitter. We’re very proud of our alumni and the progress they have made in honing their skills and stepping out of their comfort zones to stretch their capabilities and perspectives. These digital badges are a small but highly visible way to recognize their achievements and share them with the world.


For more information about how to accept, share and manage your digital  Badge, please click here to access Acclaim support.



Q: What is an open or digital badge?

A: Open or digital badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification, or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online. 


Q: How does my certification get displayed as a badge?

A: We have partnered with Credly to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into a badge, issued and managed through Credly'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. 


Q: What are the benefits of a badge?

A: 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 labor market insights, based on your skills. You can search and apply for job opportunities through the Acclaim Platform. 

Q: Who is Credly?

A: Credly is the provider of an end-to-end solution for issuing and managing digital credentials. Credly works with credible organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide. 

Q: How will I know if I’ve earned a badge?

A: You will receive an email notification from the Acclaim Platform ( with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account. 

Q: What if I don’t want my badge to be public?

A: 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.

Q: Is there a fee to use Credly’s Acclaim Platform?

A: No, there's no fee to you. This is a service the Cruxes Innovation provides to you, at no cost. 

Q: What’s to keep someone else from copying my badge and using it?

A: 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. 


Q: Where and how can I share my badge through Credly’s Acclaim Platform?

A: You can share your badge directly from the Acclaim Platform to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website; or in your email signature. 


Q: What are labor market insights and how can I access them through Credly’s Acclaim Platform?

A: Labor market insights are derived from live job advertisements and requisitions. Based on your skills, you can learn which employers are hiring, what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges, and more. Search active job listings and even apply for them with just a few clicks through the Acclaim Platform. Access the labor market insights from your badge details page by clicking on Related Jobs, or by clicking on the skill tags assigned to your badge. 

Q: Can I export badges issued through Credly’s Acclaim Platform to other badge-storing platforms?

A: Yes, you can download your badge from the Share Badge page. Your downloaded badge contains Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI)-compliant metadata embedded into the image. This allows you to store your badge on other OBI-compliant badge sites, such as the Mozilla backpack.   

Q: Can I import badges issued from other platforms into Credly’s Acclaim Platform?

A: Not at this time. 

Q: I have a question about the Acclaim Platform. Where can I find support?

A: Please get in touch with us at

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