Graduate Certificate in Research

Duration0.5 years full-time, 2 years part-time
Location
Adelaide and
Next start termTerm 1, 2024
Study modeOn Campus, Online
Course codeCL58
CRICOS097842M
First-year fee
A$11,712 ifyf
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Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Research (GCR) will provide you the opportunity to acquire advanced research skills which can be applied in a range of disciplinary contexts. This course is aimed at professionals in a range of industry, government and community settings, and the course content is able to be tailored to suit your current employment context and/or areas of research interest.

If you are wishing to study a masters by research or doctorate but do not meet the admissions requirements of an AQF Level 9 or 10 degree then the Graduate Certificate in Research will be of interest. It provides an entry pathway to research higher degrees. If you achieve a grade point average (GPA) of 6 it will satisfy admissions requirements for progress into a masters by research. Entry into a doctorate will be dependent upon achieving the GPA requirement and satisfying qualifications and experience requirements.

The Graduate Certificate in Research (GCR) will provide you with the opportunity to acquire advanced research skills, which can be applied in a range of disciplinary contexts. This highly flexible course is aimed at professionals in a range of industry, government and community settings, and the course content is tailored to suit your current employment context and/or areas of research interest. It is suitable for those looking for a pathway into research or for those that require research skills to further their career.

During your study, you will compile a series of research portfolio activities during a minimum period of six-months full-time, or the equivalent part-time.

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    This course has been an unforgettable experience and has prepared me for my PhD. I met new friends from many countries and we shared our ideas together. I also met teachers who guided and supported me – they are all dedicated people.

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Career Opportunities

Graduates will have advanced theoretical and specialist knowledge in the principles and methods that exist within research. This will equip graduates with the research training and skills for further learning within a research higher degree, or for application of foundation research skills within workplace contexts. Graduates will obtain sufficient knowledge to independently conduct research in a specific discipline.

Structure & Availability

COURSE STRUCTURE

The Graduate Certificate in Research consists of a single unit that is flexible, and can be taken in either full-time or part-time mode. This means the structure of the course relies on study time and overall progress towards portfolio activities, rather than credit point accrual. The single unit includes a range of compulsory and elective topics for you to study. These include:

Compulsory Topics

Governance and policy

  • Research code of conduct and legal requirements
  • Research frameworks
  • Human and Animal Research Ethics A

Elective modules

Research design and preparation

Project management

  • Literature review
  • Experimental design and statistics
  • Human and Animal Research Ethics
  • Methods in research
  • Research data literacy
  • Quantitative research design
  • Qualitative research design

Project implementation

  • Research project proposal
  • Research project execution
  • Creative practice research project

Communicating Research

  • Writing in research
  • Research engagement skills
  • Journal paper

UNIT INFORMATION

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

On-Campus Availability

IntakeLocations
Term 1, 2024Adelaide, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville
Term 2, 2024Adelaide, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville
Term 3, 2024Adelaide, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville
Term 1, 2025Adelaide, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville
Term 2, 2025Adelaide, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville
Term 3, 2025Adelaide, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville

Online Availability

IntakeLocations
Term 1, 2024Available Online
Term 2, 2024Available Online
Term 3, 2024Available Online
MAJORSUNITSDESCRIPTION
Core Learning Outcomes1

This research qualification is time-based. This means the courses structure relies on study time and overall progress towards portfolio activities, rather than credit point accrual.

For all candidates, the core requirements are:

A minimum enrolment of 0.5 EFTSL (six months full time, or the part-time equivalent) in the core unit, RSXXYYYYY Research Portfolio. Students must complete EITHER the Research Portfolio Part Time Unit OR the Research Portfolio Full Time Unit. This unit must be repeatedly taken until the candidate has met the minimum ETFSL period.

This course has no residential schools.

Requirements

Recommended study

An individual learning plan will be created for each student in the GCR, post-admission. 

To be eligible for entry to this course, a student will be required to demonstrate

- a completed bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college, or equivalent; or

- a recognised diploma (or equivalent vocational training qualifications) together with a minimum three years relevant professional experience; or

- a minimum of five years relevant professional experience AND formal skills or training to satisfy the Research Higher Degrees Committee of their capacity to undertake the qualification.

Students applying on the basis of experience may be required to provide evidence of writing skills.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic average 6.5 with no band less than 6.

There are no special health requirements set by the University. However, if you are working in an industry setting, additional health considerations may be necessary.
There are no special security requirements set by the University. However, if you are working in an industry setting, additional security considerations may be necessary.
You will have to meet this course's inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
International Indicative First Term FeeA$11,712
International Indicative First Year FeeA$11,712

Please note the following important information:

  • Fees are in Australian dollars (A$).
  • Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.
  • Fees are based on a full-time study load and the final fee payable will be determined by your selection of units and if any credit was awarded for recognition of prior learning.
  • The University reserves the right to amend fees at any time during the course. Fees are reviewed yearly and may increase in the following year to enable CQUniversity to continue to provide quality services and facilities to students.
  • Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.
  • It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of the entry requirements and prerequisites of the courses you wish to undertake.
  • The typical annual fee shown provides an estimate of the tuition fees for the first year of the course in the same academic year. This estimate assumes a full-time study load of 4 units per term (based on two terms).
  • Students not on an Australian student visa can only undertake courses online from an overseas location.
  • Courses undertaken online may be studied on a full-time or part-time mode.
  • International students studying on-campus in Australia may take no more than 33 per cent of their entire course by online education, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).

Please refer to our international course fees page.

We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.

How to apply

Our easy to use online application system for international students will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.