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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

Online, 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, Online

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 - 2021Adelaide Brisbane Bundaberg Cairns Emerald Gladstone Mackay Melbourne Noosa Perth Rockhampton Sydney Townsville
Term 2 - 2021Adelaide 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
Term 3 - 2021Adelaide Brisbane Bundaberg Cairns Emerald Gladstone Mackay Melbourne Noosa Perth Rockhampton Sydney Townsville

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2021Available Online
Term 2 - 2021Available Online
Term 3 - 2020Available Online
Term 3 - 2021Available 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.

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.

No information available at this time.
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

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.

Health Requirements

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.

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

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.

Tertiary Admission Centre codes are not applicable for this course.

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EXPERIENCE AND SUPPORT 
CQUniversity's strong focus on student experience ensures that you are prepared and supported on your student journey. Support services include on-campus orientation to assist your transition into university life, course and career advice, financial support options, study support, ongoing assistance through the Student Mentor program, counselling services, support for students with a disability or medical conditions, Indigenous student support and more.

ONLINE STUDY 

A pioneer in online study, CQUniversity has more than two decades of experience providing high quality online learning experiences. Benefit from the flexibility to study online in your home country.

GRADUATE WORK READY

Our graduates are some of the most sought-after in Australia, due to our reputation for work-integrated learning and industry-aligned courses, and experience some of the nation's best graduate outcomes in terms of full-time employment and starting salary. CQUni is also regarded as the nation's most inclusive and engaged university, with our award-winning academic and research staff making a real impact on the communities and industries we serve. 

LIFE-LONG LEARNING

You will have the opportunity to gain crucial life-long learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem-solving. You will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations.

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

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This course has been an unforgettable experience for me and has prepared me for my PhD. I have met new friends from many countries and shared our ideas together. I also met some teachers who guided and supported me during my learning process. They are all dedicated people.

Febria Artika

Graduate Certificate in Research

RESEARCH AT CQUNI

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