Micro-credentials

Stakeholder Engagement

Prove your ability to engage stakeholders effectively in an engineering context.
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Overview
Prove your ability to engage stakeholders effectively in an engineering context.

Stakeholder engagement is a critical part of engineering practice, from working with an internal project team to effectively seeking the involvement or action of government, contractors or investors. Stakeholder management has an impact on achieving project goals and delivering successful projects - it’s a skill that leaders can’t do without. But stakeholder engagement isn’t just relevant to leadership, engagement can be driven by all levels of a project or team.  

This micro-credential verifies your ability to engage with stakeholders and communities to the same level as Engineers Australia’s Chartered status (element 5). It demonstrates your ability to effectively engage stakeholders in an engineering context, including: 

  • identifying and understanding a diverse range of stakeholders
  • building positive relationships with, and obtaining support from, your stakeholders
  • negotiating with and influencing stakeholders to resolve conflicting priorities and reach decisions

How do you gain a micro-credential?

Micro-credentials are designed to be flexible and accessible. Watch the video to learn more:

The pathway to gaining your micro-credential depends on your existing skills, knowledge and experience. Choose to be recognised for capabilities you already have, or build your capabilities first through learning and application.

Read about our options below to find the pathway that suits you:

Pathways and registration

If you first need to build your knowledge, skills and capabilities, the learning pathway is for you. Completed 100% online, it includes: 

  • a high-quality program of study, delivered through an online workshop
  • an advisory session with an education specialist 
  • access to our EngLearn platform to lodge your submission 
  • assessment of your submission by our qualified assessors 
  • a digital badge upon successful completion 
Price
$750
EA members
$882.35
Non-members

EA members get 15% off on selected workshops and training. Not a member? Sign up now

Any questions?

Pathway Duration

We estimate this pathway will take seven - nine hours of preparation and submission time, as well as the eight hours outlined in the Additional Information section below.

Candidates have up to six months from registration to complete their submissions. 

Learning component
Location & dates
Online

2 March

Additional Information

The Learning pathway begins with the Stakeholder Engagement Learning Component.

This includes four hours of self-paced learning and a live online workshop on 2 March 2023, 12pm - 4pm AEDT.

The self-paced learning must be completed before attending the workshop.

Once you register, you will be provided with a confirmation email containing instructions on how to complete your micro-credential, including how to access the EngLearn platform, book your advisory session and submit your assessment. 

RSVP reminders

Registration closes three business dates before the Learning Component. 

If you have existing skills, knowledge and experience in practice, but would like input on preparing your assessment submission, the advisory pathway is for you. Completed 100% online, it includes: 

  • an advisory session with an education specialist
  • access to our EngLearn platform to lodge your submission
  • assessment of your submission by our qualified assessors
  • a digital badge upon successful completion 
Price
$475
EA members
$558.82
Non-members

EA members get 15% off on selected workshops and training. Not a member? Sign up now

Any questions?
Contact us

Pathway Duration

We estimate this pathway will take seven - nine hours of preparation and submission time.

Candidates have up to three months from registration to complete their submissions.

Additional Information

Once you register, you will be provided with a confirmation email containing instructions on how to complete your micro-credential, including how to access the EngLearn platform, book your advisory session and submit your assessment.

If you are an experienced practitioner and are seeking recognition of your skills, knowledge and capabilities, the assessment pathway is for you. Completed 100% online, it includes: 

  • access to our EngLearn platform to lodge your assessment submission
  • assessment of your submission by our qualified assessors
  • a digital badge upon successful completion 
Price
$330
EA members
$388.24
Non-members

EA members get 15% off on selected workshops and training. Not a member? Sign up now

Any questions?
Contact us

Pathway Duration

We estimate this pathway will take six - nine hours of preparation and submission time.

Candidates have up to three months from registration to complete their submissions.

Additional Information

Once you register, you will be provided with a confirmation email containing instructions on how to complete your micro-credential, including how to access the EngLearn platform and submit your assessment. 

We can tailor group packages for teams to align with your business objectives or L&D needs.

For more information, submit an enquiry or call us on +61 3 9321 1700.

Pathways
Learning Pathway
Advisory Pathway
Assessment Pathway
Criteria

To gain this micro-credential, you will need to demonstrate that you do the following in the workplace:

  • Identify and map stakeholders. 
  • Build positive relationships and mechanisms for cooperation and influence, both within the organisation and with external stakeholders.
  • Describe the range of stakeholder interests and impacts, considering safety, environment, public health and public concerns.
  • Engage and negotiate with a diverse range of stakeholders to arrive at an agreed position relating to an engineering solution, problem, instruction or recommendation.
  • Use your engineering expertise and influencing strategies to obtain high-level support for an initiative from a diverse range of stakeholders.

For full details of the criteria, view the participant guide.

How will I be assessed?

This micro-credential is assessed to the same level as Engineers Australia’s Chartered status (element 5)*.  

To earn this micro-credential, you will need to show that you meet the criteria in practice. To do this, you will prepare an assessment submission consisting of: 

  • at least two workplace examples from the last two years
  • evidence to support demonstration of the workplace examples, addressing each criterion
  • a written explanation of how the workplace evidence relates to each criterion
  • a video interview where you answer questions about your workplace examples

A workplace example is an occasion where you’ve applied the skills and knowledge of the micro-credential. For this micro-credential, suitable examples may include: 

  • mapping a project’s stakeholders 
  • planning or contributing to stakeholder engagement 
  • executing a stakeholder engagement plan or communication plan  
  • integrating stakeholder engagement into an organisational communication plan  

There are many different examples that could be used to show your ability in practice. The same example could be used on two separate occasions, or two different examples could be used on two separate occasions.  

If you’re not sure, choose the learning or advisory pathway for guidance.

Evidence is anything that supports your workplace examples. Evidence can be submitted in a range of forms, including (but not limited to):

  • stakeholder mapping documentation 
  • stakeholder engagement plan 
  • stakeholder communication plan 
  • organisational communication plan 
  • correspondence 
  • project reports 
  • supervisor or peer testimonials 
  • procurement submissions
Is this micro-credential for you?

Is this micro-credential for you?

This micro-credential suits engineers at all career stages. This micro-credential allows you to showcase your ability to engage and communicate.

Chartered aligned

Chartered aligned

This micro-credential is aligned to the following element of competency* for Chartered status: 

5. Engage with the relevant community and stakeholders 

When you apply for Chartered status, you can use this micro-credential as evidence for the element of competency above.  

*Gaining this micro-credential does not automatically guarantee you a Chartered element of competency. 

Frequently asked questions

Elements are to be completed in sequence, and we recommend allowing the following time to complete each:

  • Learning component – allow eight hours to complete your learning.
  • Advisory session – allow 20 - 30 minutes for the session.
  • Assessment submission – allow six - eight hours to collate, prepare and submit your assessment submission.
  • Video interview – allow 25 minutes. 

You have six months from registration to complete all elements of the learning pathway and finish your assessment submission.

Elements are to be completed in sequence,  and we recommend allowing the following time to complete each:

  • Advisory session – allow 20 - 30 minutes for the session.
  • Assessment submission – allow six - eight hours to collate, prepare and submit your assessment submission.
  • Video interview – allow 25 minutes.

You have three months from registration to complete all elements of the advisory pathway and finish your assessment submission.

We recommend allowing the following time to complete each element:

  • Assessment submission – allow six - eight hours to collate, prepare and submit your assessment submission.
  • Video interview – allow 25 minutes.

You have three months from registration to complete all elements of the assessment pathway and finish your assessment submission.

  • Familiarise yourself with the micro-credential’s criteria within the participant guide.
  • Note down any questions you have about your assessment submission or the process.
  • Think about the examples you are planning to use in your assessment submission, and be ready to talk about them. 

You will be provided with the opportunity to resubmit if your original submission isn’t deemed satisfactory. Your assessor will provide you with detailed feedback on areas and evidence to improve.

To appeal, apply in writing to [email protected]. When we receive your request, a second assessor will review and assess your portfolio of work and the feedback provided by your original assessor. 

Where the outcome of the second assessment agrees with the original assessment, the result stands. Where the assessment outcome is inconsistent, we will engage a moderator to assess the submission, and the outcome of the moderator’s assessment will be final. 

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