UniSA and LinkedIn announce new international education partnership

By Bronwyn Hurrell

studying online by the pool UniSA is the LinkedIn Learning accreditation launch partner for Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

UniSA and LinkedIn have announced a new partnership to offer pathways to gain officially recognised academic credit for UniSA degrees to people studying through LinkedIn Learning.

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UniSA is one of a select group of universities internationally to partner with LinkedIn Learning on this pilot and is the program’s launch partner for Asia Pacific.

Learners can complete a UniSA endorsed LinkedIn Learning online learning path – on topics such as digital marketingdigital transformation and software development. Upon successfully completing the assessment with UniSA, they can earn academic credit that can be used at enrolment. 

Credit is available in a suite of undergraduate UniSA degrees in Information Technology, Software Engineering, Data Analytics, Business, Digital Media and Communication.

UniSA Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd says the pilot has emerged from a relationship with LinkedIn that has been developed over many years.

“Partnerships take time to come together – investing that time is always worthwhile,” Prof Lloyd says.

“Built over many years of engagement, this partnership melds all the elements of education and learning – text and context – with accreditation to validate outcomes.

“It blends what is a massive source of global learning – LinkedIn Learning – with UniSA’s know-how and standing to provide a new framework for credit acquisition for learners and a pathway to higher qualifications.

“This is a unique opportunity to work with LinkedIn on an industry-leading project.”

Senior Director, Talent and Learning at LinkedIn Adam Gregory says LinkedIn is proud to partner with UniSA to open up new routes to education through accredited LinkedIn Learning courses.

“As the world becomes increasingly digitised, continuous skills development takes on a whole new level of importance,” Gregory says.

“Offering people alternative routes to skills and education – at any point in life – is crucial to helping them to upskill and reskill as the world around us changes.

“We know this path to education will be a huge benefit to many, and we look forward to expanding our education partners to offer more people this opportunity in the future.”

For more information about the program, please visit the related website.