Graduate Certificate in Researcher Engagement, Development and Impact

  • Effective from: 2021
  • Approved Abbreviation: GradCertResEngDevtIm
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 8111
  • AQF Level: 8

This program applies to students who commenced in 2H, 2021 or later. 

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

For Commencement Year 2H 2018 to 1H 2021 - please refer to: 8111.1 Graduate Certificate in Researcher Engagement, Development and Impact

The purpose of this program 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 program 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 program also provides you with a scaffolded structure to ensure timely completion of your research degree. By completing this program, 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.

Program Advice

Dr Anna Denejkina

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

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Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Bankstown Campus Part Time Internal See above
Campbelltown Campus Part Time Internal See above
Hawkesbury Campus Part Time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Part Time Internal See above
Penrith Campus Part Time Internal See above

Admission

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

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 60 credit points including the subjects listed below.

The Graduate Certificate in Researcher Engagement, Development and Impact (GCREDI) has been designed to utilise the current HDR workshop program packaged into subjects 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 program consists of 60 credit points (six subjects), with five compulsory core subjects and one specialisation subject.

Subject Title Credit Points
Core Subjects
HUMN 7005Career and Personal Development10
HUMN 7038Researcher Knowledge and Development10
HUMN 7026Knowledge Translation10
HUMN 7037Researcher Engagement and Impact10
HUMN 7056Grant Proposals and Applications10
Specialisation Subjects
Select one of the following depending on career development goals:10
So, You Want to Be an Academic?
Applied Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Research and Public Policy
Total Credit Points60

Recommended Sequence

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

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
HUMN 7038 Researcher Knowledge and Development 10
HUMN 7005 Career and Personal Development 10
 Credit Points20
Year 2
HUMN 7026 Knowledge Translation 10
HUMN 7037 Researcher Engagement and Impact 10
 Credit Points20
Year 3
1H session
Select one of the following:  
CEDS 7002 So, You Want to Be an Academic? 10
HUMN 7003 Applied Innovation and Entrepreneurship 10
HUMN 7035 Research and Public Policy 10
 Credit Points30
2H session
HUMN 7056 Grant Proposals and Applications 10
 Credit Points10
 Total Credit Points80