6 months
11260 AUD/year
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The Graduate Certificate in Research from CQUniversity Australia will provide you the opportunity to acquire advanced research skills which can be applied in a range of disciplinary contexts.   

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This Research program from CQUniversity Australia 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.

Career Opportunities 

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.

Graduates will obtain sufficient knowledge to independently conduct research in a specific discipline.

Programme Structure

Compulsory Topics:

  • Research code of conduct and legal requirements
  • Research frameworks
  • Human and Animal Research Ethics 
  • Literature review 
  • Experimental design and statistics
  • Human and Animal Research Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 097842M 

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.

Tuition Fee

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    11260 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 11260 AUD per year during 6 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

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