Q. Is Ubiquity University accredited?
A. Yes. Ubiquity University is accredited by the Global Accreditation Council based in The Hague. The Global Accreditation Council represents the next level of global accreditation. The Global Accreditation Council is the first accreditation body to mandate environmental commitment among its member institutions. Accredited members are required to embrace and have courses in regenerative action to empower human communities and enhance ecological renewal. The Council is using the Online Learning Consortium’s Quality Scorecard for continual review, assessment and improvement. The Council mandates that participating institutions demonstrate both academic excellence and a commitment to empower students to link knowledge about the world with action in the world to solve global challenges.
Q. Will my Ubiquity degree be recognized by other universities?
A. Yes. Accredited universities all over the world are recognized as accredited by other universities. However, no university is obliged to accept a degree from any other university and no university is obliged to accept transfer courses. Even if a university accepts a student, they seldom accept all the courses the student seeks to transfer, especially for students transferring from one country to another. It is always a negotiation. By providing students with a detailed portfolio of all the competencies they demonstrate, with links to evidence, we believe Ubiquity is giving students the best possible chance of having their degree accepted by another university.
Q. Will my Ubiquity degree be recognized by an employer?
A. Ubiquity competency-based credentials are already being recognized by employers and training organizations (e.g.The International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) which is the leading public sector human resource organization in the world, and the Intercontinental Institute for Human Resource Management (IIHRM). Ubiquity degrees should be recognized, in the same way that employers should recognize a degree from any accredited university. The challenge for anyone holding a degree from any university, is the fact that employers are increasingly interested in the competencies someone has developed and demonstrated in their studies, not so much in the degree credential itself. They want to know what you have proven you can do. A student’s Ubiquity competence portfolio, full of competency-based badges and evidence, on top of the degree credential, perfectly positions them for the employment market. Increasingly, being able to show how competent you are is the key to getting hired. Competency portfolios are quickly emerging as equally if not more important than degrees. At Ubiquity, you can build your competency portfolio in ways not available at any other university we know of.
Q. What value do Ubiquity competency-based badges have?
A. Ubiquity badges, unlike many badges out there, will be tied into a rigorous competence, assessment and credentialing framework. They really mean something. They show somebody what competence you have actually demonstrated, as well as the evidence you needed to produce in order to be awarded the badge. Ubiquity badges are part of Ubiquity UbiCert Global Standard Credentials ®, which means that they are tied into industry standards for competence and credentials. The badges are benchmarked to the Australian national qualification framework which has official correlates to the European Qualification Framework (ESCO) and the ASEAN qualifications framework. This makes it possible to map your competence portfolio to qualifications around the world. You can share them to your LinkedIn profile, with a direct link back to a dedicated page about the badge. With employers ever more interested in competencies, your Ubiquity UbiCert® badges seriously increase your employability. The following government departments, universities and employers have used the same validated competency credentialing system through our partner SkillsBook that is used at Ubiquity:
- Australian Government – Department of Industry
- Queensland Government – Department of Education
- Kangan Institute
- Victoria University
- Deakin University
- Tasmanian Government – Rapid Response Unit
- Sunraysia Institute
- United Transport Solutions
- Goulburn Ovens TAFE
- Online Courses Australia
- Government of South Australia – Automotive Transformation Taskforce
- National Training
- Applied Training Solutions
- JPR Training and People Solutions