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.
On Campus, Online
0.5 years full-time, 2 years part-time
Adelaide, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Noosa, Perth, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville, Online
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.
The qualification can be taken in full or part time mode. Domestic students may study from any campus location or by distance education. International students may study at any campus or in off-shore distance mode.
To complete the course, a candidate will compile a series of research portfolio activities during a minimum period of six-months full-time, or the equivalent part-time.
New applicants may apply at any time of the year and continuing candidates will be re-enrolled at the beginning of each academic year. The coursework in which GCR candidates enrol are graded.
Successful completion of the GCR will provide you with an entry pathway into a masters by research, and possibly a doctoral degree, subject to achieving a minimum 6.0 GPA.
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|Term 1 - 2020||Adelaide Brisbane Bundaberg Cairns Emerald Gladstone Mackay Melbourne Noosa Perth Rockhampton Sydney Townsville|
|Term 1 - 2021||Adelaide Brisbane Bundaberg Cairns Emerald Gladstone Mackay Melbourne Noosa Perth Rockhampton Sydney Townsville|
|Term 2 - 2020||Adelaide Brisbane Bundaberg Cairns Emerald Gladstone Mackay Melbourne Noosa Perth Rockhampton Sydney Townsville|
|Term 2 - 2021|
|Term 3 - 2020|
|Term 3 - 2021|
|Term 2 - 2020||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2020||Available Online|
|Term 3 - 2020||Available Online|
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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.
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:
Governance and policy
- Research code of conduct and legal requirements
- Research frameworks
- Human and Animal Research Ethics A
Research design and preparation
- Literature review
- Experimental design and statistics
- Human and Animal Research Ethics
- Methods in research
- Research data literacy
- Quantitative research design
- Qualitative research design
- Research project proposal
- Research project execution
- Creative practice research project
- Writing in research
- Research engagement skills
- Journal paper
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.
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.
IELTS Academic average 6.5 with no band less than 6.
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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.
We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.
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