Graduate Certificate of Research Management

Postgraduate coursework

Learn the practical skills for managing research policy and bespoke activities, to support research in education, industry and government.

Key facts

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org

Duration

One year part-time

Campuses

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

The Graduate Certificate of Research Management is designed for professional research administrators and research policy developers wishing to further their expertise to support research in the Higher Education sector as well as industry and government departments.

The course aims to provide practical skills and insights for managing research and policy environments.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

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Course structure

To complete the Graduate Certificate of Research Management, students must attain 4 credit points completed over one year of part-time study comprising of the following:
  • Three (3) core units
  • One (1) Level 7 elective unit
  • Completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit point compulsory unit)

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.

Core

  • Academic Integrity STP050 (0 credit points)
  • Research Planning and Communication SLE761
  • Research Impact and Management SLE762
  • Academic Writing and Communication SSC700
  • Plus one level 7 elective unit

    Key information

    Award granted
    Graduate Certificate of Research Management
    Year

    2020 course information

    Deakin code
    S521
    Level
    Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
    Approval status

    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

    Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition

    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Cloud Campus

    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS – Please note that due to Australian Government regulations, student visas to enter Australia cannot be issued to students who enrol in Deakin’s Cloud Campus.

    Additional course information

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    Course duration - additional information

    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Mandatory student checks

    Any unit which contains work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, Working with Children Check or other check.

    Workload

    Approximately 150 hours of learning and assessment activities per Deakin credit point.

    Participation requirements

    Elective units may be selected that include compulsory placements, work-based training, community-based learning or collaborative research training arrangements.

    Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. To be eligible for admission to this program, applicants must meet the course requirements.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

    Entry will be based on performance in:

    • a Bachelor degree in any discipline OR
    • at least three years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)

    Recognition of prior learning

    Deakin aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations.

    Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course with Deakin, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed with Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning Page which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin degree and how to apply for credit.

    Credit for prior learning may be granted to applicants based on prior studies and/or equivalent industry experience.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

    Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

    Postgraduate bursary

    If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your Immediate Family Members may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.

    Learn more about Deakin’s 15% postgraduate bursary

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    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications must be made directly to the University through the Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.  For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page.  Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin
    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

    PDF Application form - 306 KB


    Need more information on how to apply?

    For more information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage. If you're still having problems, please contact us for assistance.


    Frequently asked questions

    Deakin runs on trimesters, what dates do they each start?

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    Am I eligible for a scholarship with this course?

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    Can I claim recognition of prior learning (RPL) for this course?

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    Where can I study with Deakin?

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    Career outcomes

    The course is designed for research administrators and policy makers. Potential employers include Universities, CSIRO, government research institutes and departments, private research institutes, and industrial research companies.

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

     

    Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

    Demonstrate specialist knowledge of research management and capacity to apply scientific research principles and methodologies to investigate recent scientific developments of significant impact.

    Demonstrate capacity for supporting research project initiatives in academic and industry contexts by analysing needs, scope and the nature of research for effective management.

    Communication

    Present a reasoned argument that justifies the need, highlights essential details of scientific procedures, key observations, results and conclusions using appropriate style, language and references including local, national, and international contributions or contexts.

    Digital literacy

    Use well-developed technical skills, judgement and responsibility to independently locate, analyse, evaluate the merits of, synthesise and disseminate scientific literature in the planning research projects.

    Critical thinking

    Appraise complex scientific methodologies and information using critical, analytical and logical reasoning from multiple perspectives for evaluating the merits of scientific methodologies, theoretical propositions and practice.

    Problem solving

    Not Assessed

    Self-management

    Work autonomously, responsibly and safely to analyse unstructured problems and actively apply knowledge of regulatory frameworks and scientific methodologies to make informed choices.

    Teamwork

    Not Assessed

    Global citizenship

    Demonstrate scientific research management skills, including high level of autonomy, judgement, responsibility and accountability in the local, national and global academic and industry contexts.

    Approved by Faculty Board 27 June 2019


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