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Graduate Certificate in Research

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.

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.

Quick Facts

Duration: 0.5 year full-time
Intake: March, July, November
Majors: Core Learning Outcomes
Tuition Fee: AUD 11 260 per course duration
Location: Adelaide, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone Marina, Mackay Ooralea, Melbourne, Noosa Heads, Perth, Rockhampton North, Sydney, Townsville, Online


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.

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