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Student Domestic International
Study mode On campus Online Blended
Campus locations Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Online
DurationFull-time: 6 months, Accelerated: 3 months, Part-time: 1 year
Start date

30 May 2022

12 Sep 2022

This course is delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E.

Code GCRS21 | CRICOS 108075F

What is a Graduate Certificate of Research Studies?

Graduate Certificate of Research Studies offers the foundational theoretical and technical knowledge and skills in research.

During your studies you will undertake four research training units. You will gain an understanding of literature, future research requirements and research proposal writing, as well as the analytical and communication skills required in future research.

On completion you will be equipped to work in research-related fields and support researchers with foundation research skills.

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Build upon your expertise, opening doors to unique career opportunities in academia and industry.

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Take your credits with you into a Master, Doctor or Professional Doctorate qualification.

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Be a catalyst for change
Become an innovative changemaker by challenging current research and finding new ways forward.

Research project

The Graduate Certificate of Research is comprised of four research training units. Under the guidance of experienced supervisors, your studies will culminate in the submission of a preliminary independent short thesis.

Four research training units are to be completed for Graduate Certificate of Research.

  • RES611 Critical Literature Review
  • RES612 Developing the Research Proposal
  • RES613 Methodology and Design
  • RES614 Preliminary Research Thesis

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This course has exceeded my expectations. I never thought on the day I started studying nursing I’d be researching models of care and policy in the Netherlands, Canada and Scotland.
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Learning outcomes

  • Students will develop an understanding of the differences between practice and theory-based literature
  • You will gain skills in practical planning, searching, recording and interrogation practices
  • You will develop capability in communications, critical analysis, critical problem solving, and evidence-based decision making
  • You will gain an understanding of the interrelationship of concepts, constructs, models, and frameworks in research
  • You will develop skills in advanced research methods for qualitative and quantitative research

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Why study with us?

As the country’s fastest-growing university, Torrens University Australia brings a fresh approach to higher education. We focus on giving you the skills and the knowledge to ensure long-term success in your career. Our academics are highly qualified and will support you in every step of your study.
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Are you a Domestic or International student?

Choose your student type for fees, scholarships & entry requirements

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees: Domestic students

Domestic fees
Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course.

Scholarships: Domestic students

We're serious about supporting your studies from start to success, which is why we offer partial scholarships for both international and domestic students undertaking HDR, and eligible students can also apply for the Research Training Program scholarship (RTP). RTP Scholarships for 2022 are now closed.

Admissions criteria and pathways: Domestic students

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  • Australian bachelor's degree or above; and
  • Three years’ work experience.

How to apply: Domestic students

Get started
Read through the admissions criteria and ensure you meet the entry requirements.
Apply
It's easy! To apply, contact us at hdr@torrens.edu.au.
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We’ll contact you shortly after to confirm your details and help you through the rest of the process.

Fees: International students

International fees
Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.
Fee payment
Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships: International students

We're serious about supporting your studies from start to success, which is why we offer partial scholarships for both international and domestic students undertaking HDR. Please contact the HDR Office at hdr@torrens.edu.au for more information.

Admissions criteria and pathways: International students

Before you get started with your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below.

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  • Australian bachelor's degree or above; AND
  • Three years’ work experience.
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Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent.

How to Apply: International students

Get Started
Read through the admissions criteria and ensure you meet the entry requirements.
Apply
It's easy! You can apply via an education agent, or submit an EOI and documentation to hdr@torrens.edu.au.
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We’ll contact you shortly after to confirm your details and help you through the rest of the process.

Frequently asked questions

  • Do I have to be on campus?
    No. On-campus spaces are provided to HDR students so they have quiet places to study, but you can choose to study from any location that suits your needs. However, when possible we strongly encourage students to regularly meet with their supervisors face-to-face, and this would involve travel to campus. There is also an expectation that HDR students will contribute to TUA’s vibrant research culture by engaging in on-campus activities and events, regularly attending seminars and collaborating with other TUA researchers and HDR students.
  • Can I get credits for previously completed subjects?
    No. There is no coursework in HDR degrees which could be credited.
  • How do I apply?

    Complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) and submit to the Higher Degrees team with your supporting documents (listed on the EOI) before the cut-off date. We will review your application and advise you of the next steps.

    Please ensure you take the time to complete all sections of the EOI and clearly articulate the need and benefit of your HDR project.

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