Critical thinking sets us apart

In the age of automation, the ability to think critically is unique to humans. In business, it empowers employees to learn from their mistakes, recognise opportunities, identify the causes of problems, and research and anticipate likely futures. By doing these things, critical thinkers can overcome challenges and improve business outcomes.

Why earn a credential in critical thinking?

The ability to think critically will help you adapt in an era of disruptive technological innovation and increasing business competition. The Critical thinking credential will:

  • Formalise the critical thinking skills you have gained in your career
  • Prove your critical thinking abilities to employers
  • Help future proof your career
  • Enable further development by benchmarking your abilities
Depending on which level you achieve the credential in, it could lead to credit towards a post-graduate qualification at Deakin.

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Bachelor-aligned

'I employ a range of methods and approaches to solve complex problems. I am an experienced professional.'

Critical thinking

Bachelor-aligned

To earn the Critical thinking Bachelor-aligned credential, you will need to demonstrate that you:

  • Select the method or process to investigate a problem
  • Work with others to solve complex problems using a range of methods
  • Identify cause-and-effect relationships within a problem
  • Organise and assess evidence from critical reviews of problems to make logical conclusions about the problem and its solution

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Pre Masters-aligned

'I design, use and evaluate research methods to investigate complex problems, situations or issues. I am a senior professional.'

Critical thinking

Pre Masters-aligned

To earn the Critical thinking Pre Masters-aligned credential, you will need to demonstrate that you:

  • Collaborate with peers to develop solutions for problems
  • Review evidence to identify connections and patterns between causes, issues and problems within a business
  • Apply complex concepts, theories and evidence to formulate solutions
  • Establish complex cause-and-effect relationships of problems and investigate the root causes in order to define and solve complex problems

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Masters-aligned

'I make strategic evidence-based judgments to improve business outcomes. I am a senior leader.'

Critical thinking

Masters-aligned

To earn the Critical thinking Masters-aligned credential, you will need to demonstrate that you:

  • Evaluate, use or design research methods to find innovative solutions to organisational problems
  • Create new theories, concepts or models to explain business problems
  • Produce new insights into business problems
  • Develop predictive models that anticipate future business changes

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