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What will I learn?

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.

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.

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.

Which department am I in?

School of Education and the Arts

CRICOS

097842M

Study options

Full Time (0.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$11,260.00 (US$ 8,407) per year
Start date

8 November 2021, 7 March 2022, 11 July 2022, 7 November 2022

Venue

Sydney Campus

400 Kent Street,

SYDNEY,

New South Wales,

2000, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (0.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$11,260.00 (US$ 8,407) per year
Start date

8 November 2021, 7 March 2022, 11 July 2022, 7 November 2022

Venue

Melbourne Campus

120 Spencer Street,

MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Completion of a bachelor degree with the equivalent to an Australian pass grade average in the final two terms, from a recognised higher education institution. English requirements: IELTS Academic - 6.0 with no individual band score of less than 5.5; TOEFL Internet-based - Overall score of 75 with no score less than 17; Pearson Test of English Academic - Overall score of 54 with no score less than 46; Cambridge English: C1 Advanced , Cambridge English: C2 Proficiency - Overall test score of 169 (with no individual band score of less than 162).

For international students

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 recognized 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 - Overall 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0); TOEFL (internet-based) - Overall 79 (with no score less than 21), PTE Academic - Overall 62 (with no score less than 54), CAE and CPE - Overall 176 (with no band less than 169).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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