Graduate Certificate in Research at Central Queensland University, Australia

The Graduate Certificate in Research will provide you with the opportunity to study advanced research methodologies that can be applied in a range of disciplinary situations (GCR). for professionals working in various governmental, commercial, and community contexts.

Description

The Graduate Certificate in Research will provide you with the opportunity to study advanced research methodologies that can be applied in a range of disciplinary situations (GCR). for professionals working in various governmental, commercial, and community contexts. 


Also, your present professional circumstances and/or areas of research interest can be catered to within the course material. The Graduate Certificate in Research could be useful if you want to get a master's by research or doctoral degree but don't meet the requirements for an AQF Level 9 or 10 degree. 


Besides that, it provides a springboard for pursuing higher research degrees. To continue with a master's by research, your grade point average (GPA) must be at least 6. Satisfying the educational and professional requirements as well as having the required GPA will result in admission to a PhD program.

What you will study

Program Structure:

The Graduate Certificate in Research is made up of one flexible subject that can be finished either full-time or part-time. This shows that the structure of the course is centered on study time and overall progress toward portfolio activities rather than credit point accrual. A selection of necessary and optional subjects are available for you to study in one course. These include:


  • Compulsory Topics

  • Elective modules

  • Governance and policy

  • Project management

  • Project implementation

  • Communicating Research

Learning Outcomes

  1. Conduct research under conditions of great autonomy, accountability, and adherence to the principles underpinning the Australian research framework.


  1. Analyze, assess, and effectively convey the findings of recent studies as well as their methods and concepts.


  1. Design a plan of investigation for logical research issues that are relevant to a certain discipline.


  1. Analyze and interpret the results of your research project.


  1. Effectively and creatively convey technical knowledge and research.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be knowledgeable about advanced theoretical and specific research ideas and methods. Also, graduates will have the knowledge and expertise in research required to utilize their fundamental research skills in the workplace or to continue their studies to a higher degree with a focus on research. 


Besides that, the knowledge gained upon graduation will be sufficient for independent research on a specific subject. Also, graduates will get sufficient knowledge to do independent studies on a specific subject.

Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

To be accepted into this course, a student must demonstrate the qualities listed below:


  • A completed bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, from an Australian university or institution, in any field;


  • A recognized diploma (or equivalent qualifications from a similar vocational training program) and at least three years of relevant work experience;


  • Minimum five years of relevant professional experience AND formal training or skills that convince the Research Higher Degrees Committee that the candidate is qualified to pursue the degree.


Students who are applying based on experience may be required to provide evidence of their writing prowess.

English Language Requirements

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic), including 6.0s in speaking, listening, and reading.

Tuition Fee and Scholarships

Tuition Fee

  • International Indicative First Year Fee - $11,260

  • Domestic  Indicative First Year Fee - $11,260

Scholarships

CQUniversity believes that everyone should be able to attend college. Because we understand that everyone periodically needs assistance, regardless of circumstance, we are happy to provide a number of scholarships, bursaries, and stipends.


With the help of our scholarships, you might be able to pay for travel, child care, laptops, technology, on-campus housing, tuition, and other expenses with the help of our scholarships.

$11,260 per year
  • Level
    PGC
  • Delivery
    On Campus
  • Duration
    0.5 years
  • Application Fee
    None
  • Intake
    July
  • Language Test Score
    IELTS, TOEFL,PTE, CAE, CPE
  • Scholarship
    $3,000 OFF