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Graduate Certificate in Researcher Engagement, Development and Impact

Approved Abbreviation: GradCertResEngDevtIm


Western Sydney University Course Code: 8111.1

AQF Level: 8

Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2H, 2018 or later.

The purpose of this course is to formally recognise and acknowledge the many and varied skills you develop during your higher degree by research candidature, as well as providing you with opportunities to enhance and refine the skills you will require for employment in an ever-changing workforce. This course will prepare you for a career both within academia and beyond, including areas such as public policy development, innovation and entrepreneurship. Designed to complement the key milestones that are part of your PhD journey, this course also provides you with a scaffolded structure to ensure timely completion of your research degree. By completing this course, you will become more than a researcher, you will be competitive in an increasingly changing job market and ready for the challenges that lie ahead developing skills in communication, impact and engagement.

Study Mode
Three years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Keith Heggartgrs.gcredi@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Bankstown CampusPart TimeInternal See above
Campbelltown CampusPart TimeInternal See above
Hawkesbury CampusPart TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternal See above
Penrith CampusPart TimeInternal See above

Admission

Students must be enrolled in a Higher Degree Research Doctoral course (D.Ed, PhD, DCR, DCA, DBA, D. Medicine)

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 60 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

The Graduate Certificate in Researcher Engagement, Development and Impact (GCREDI) has been designed to utilise the current HDR workshop program packaged into units and incorporate the current milestones HDR students are required to complete as part of their candidature. It all commences on day one at Orientation that focusses the student and their supervisor on setting objectives for the future and clarifying the expectations required of them. Orientation provides a structured introduction to the PhD and reinforces the need to develop transferrable skills beyond the thesis during their candidature.

This course consists of 60 credit points (six units), with four compulsory core units, one specialisation unit and one elective.

Core Units

800197Researcher Knowledge and Development
800198Career and Personal Development
800199Knowledge Translation
800209Researcher Engagement and Impact

Specialisation Units

Students choose one unit depending on career development goals

800211Applied Innovation and Entrepreneurship
800212Research and Public Policy

Elective Units

Recommended Elective

800176Internship and Community Engagement (PG)

There is also the possibility for candidates to enrol in a suitable unit already on offer across the university should this address a skills gap identified in the biannual Progress Report. Enrolment in units external to the GRS would require the permission of the relevant unit coordinator and school/institute.

Recommended Sequence

800197Researcher Knowledge and Development
800198Career and Personal Development
800199Knowledge Translation
800209Researcher Engagement and Impact

Choose one of

800211Applied Innovation and Entrepreneurship
800212Research and Public Policy

Or one elective unit agreed with your Supervisor

Choose one of

800176Internship and Community Engagement (PG)

Or one elective unit



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