Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Research and Leadership

The Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Research and Leadership (GC-IRL) is an interdisciplinary coursework program. The course aims to develop leadership skills and capacity in, or involving, Indigenous research. Applicants for the course must either have completed the Professional Certificate in Indigenous Research (GC-IRPRO), or have already completed a doctorate (see Entry Requirements). The curriculum is underpinned by Indigenous perspectives. Assessment includes an individual research project tailored to the participant’s work context and career.

Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Research and Leadership

Suitable For: Recent graduates of Research Higher Degree programs.
Entry Requirements:

The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant's ability to successfully pursue the course using the following criteria:


Recent completion of or near completion of or demonstrable progress in a Research Higher Degree course (requiring at least two-thirds research work) at Masters level or above; and completion of the Professional Certificate in Indigenous Research;
OR
Recent completion of a Doctoral degree, and demonstrable engagement with key issues in Indigenous research.


Applicants cannot be selected without written endorsement from the applicant's principal research project supervisor and the relevant head(s) of department or equivalent, including verification of the candidate's progress or completion.

The Selection Committee will allocate at least three quarters of the available places to applicants from any discipline who are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, and who fulfill the preceding academic criteria. Confirmation of Indigenous status may be sought for such applicants.
The Selection Committee may allocate up to one quarter of the available places to academically qualified applicants not of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, whose research is on Indigenous topics.

 

Structure:

A 50-point program comprising:

  • One 25 point Coursework subject (MULT90024), and
  • Advanced standing with credit: Advanced standing may be obtained either through MULT90022 Indigenous Research (a 25-point compulsory subject) which students complete in the Professional Certificate in Indigenous Research (GC-IRPRO); or through a doctoral degree plus evidence of engagement with Indigenous research.
Course / Subject Information

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Study Period: The intensive component is run from Monday 21st to Saturday 26th July, inclusive (no classes are held on Wednesday) and held at the University of Melbourne's Parkville Campus.  Accommodation is provided for students of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
Fees: Costs are subsidised for students of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.  All other students will be required to pay $5312 for the 25 point compulsory subject.
How to Apply: Local Applicant

For more information, please contact the Course Coordinator:

Dr Christine Asmar
Murrup Barak – Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development
Old Physics Building (Bldg 128)
The University of Melbourne VIC 3010
Tel: (03) 9035 8806 / 8344 7722
Fax: (03) 9347 5487
Email: casmar@unimelb.edu.au
Web: www.murrupbarak.unimelb.edu.au

Course administration enquiries should be directed to the Academic Programs Office.

Mrs Elizabeth (Liz) Dent
Manager, Academic Programs Office
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Tel: +61 3 8344 9339
Fax: +61 3 8344 0824
Email: e.dent@unimelb.edu.au
Web: www.sph.unimelb.edu.au