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Graduate Certificate in Research - CL58

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 5.5 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.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

On Campus

UNITS/CREDITS

1/24

DURATION

0.5 years full-time, 2 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Adelaide, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Noosa, Perth, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville

CRICOS

097842M

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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Core Units None Major Units 1
Electives None Minor Units None

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2020Adelaide, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Noosa, Perth, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville
Term 2 - 2020Adelaide, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Noosa, Perth, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville
Term 3 - 2020Adelaide, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Noosa, Perth, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville
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.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The Graduate Certificate in Research consists of a single unit which 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.

Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
This course has no residential schools.
Entry scores are not applicable for this course.

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.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

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

Graduates will have advanced theoretical and specialist knowledge in the principals 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.

Not applicable
What is my tuition fee? Our Tuition Fee Schedules provide an estimate of fees for a research higher degree.
Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs There may be other sundry costs associated with studying that you will be required to cover.

Our research scholarships and stipends could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.


You may be interested in applying for one or more of the following scholarships.

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You will also receive generous support in the form of allocated facilities such as laboratory space, where appropriate, or dedicated workstations depending on your mode and location of study, provision of a laptop/computer upon commencement of your studies, and funding to support research higher degree student project costs.

Tertiary Admission Centre codes are not applicable for this course.

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