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Students can now experience direct professional work environments

The globally recognised co-operative education model will be embedded across all Federation programmes from 2025.

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

The students in India can now acclimatize themselves with the professional work environments. Innovative education provider,, in a strategic partnership with Federation University Australia, has launched its new experiential microcredentials (XPMCs), which aims at providing the Indian students a direct experience of professional work environments.

“By giving students the direct experience of professional work environments in bite-size chunks, with an industry-aligned credential, XPMCs will transform the education and training landscape, changing the way that young people prepare themselves for the global workplace,” the organisation said.

The organisation further said that XPMCs are agile projects provided by industry experts. Learners are supported by project managers who will ensure that professional work is performed in a safe environment. Students also receive professional mentoring to identify personal strengths and develop five key digital economy capabilities: Growth mindset, Career intelligence, Digital intelligence, Cultural intelligence and Influence.

The strategic partner for the XPMC product is Federation University Australia, and launched the microcredential programme in the presence of Professor Duncan Bentley, Vice-Chancellor and President of Federation University Australia, and Carolyn Chong, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Global & Engagement), Federation University Australia. Dr. Manish Malhotra, Chairman of and Supriyo Chaudhuri, CEO of were also present on the occasion.

Through this partnership, Federation University Australia will accredit XPMCs and associated teacher training programmes.

Commenting on the new project, Professor Duncan Bentley said, “In a first for Australia, the globally recognised co-operative education model will be embedded across all Federation programmes from 2025. Therefore, we are delighted to enter into this strategic partnership with supporting their mission to build a global co-op ecosystem, which will bring educators, employers, and learners together to help build the digitally-savvy talent that the global economy needs.”

He said additionally, this collaboration will provide an opportunity for eligible students to visit and work on projects within the IBM emerging technologies hub and in Australia’s largest University Technology Parks located at Federation’s campuses in Ballarat, Victoria.

“We have a longstanding relationship with India and we look forward to playing our part in realising its vision to be the ‘skills capital’ of the world,” he added.