How to Apply for the
Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Research and Leadership

Closing Date:

This Course is not on offer for 2015.

Applications and/or supporting documentation received after the Closing Date will not be processed or assessed.


Application Process:

Applicants MUST complete the following steps:

  1. Read our Frequently Asked Questions before deciding to enrol.
  2. Complete the On-Line Application for Admission.
  3. Send the following supporting documentation in hard copy to the Course Coordinator:

    • Completed Supplementary Information Form.

    • A Statement of Support - one paragraph - from your Supervisor. Your supervisor needs to provide a brief statement of support indicating why they have nominated you for this Course.

    • Your Thesis Title and Abstract.

    • A 200-word Statement by you as the Applicant, describing:
      • The career path you have followed (or expect to follow) after completing your Research Higher Degree;
      • The leadership role(s) you are playing (or expect to play) in relation to research;
      • What you hope to learn from the course, including how it might enhance your leadership capacity in relation to academic and other communities, including Indigenous.

  4. In addition, applicants who have not completed the Professional Certificate in Indigenous Research (GC-IRPRO) must also provide the following in hard copy to the Course Coordinator:

    • Evidence of a completed doctoral degree. If this is not apparent from your transcript - for example, if you have submitted your thesis but not yet received a result - your supervisor's statement of support should clarify this.

    • Evidence of demonstrable engagement with key issues in Indigenous research. If your thesis was on an Indigenous topic, a key chapter from your thesis will be sufficient evidence. If your thesis was not on an Indigenous topic, other sources of evidence will be required, such as a paper you have published on an Indigenous topic; or a report on a community-based research project you were involved in. Please discuss this with the Course Coordinator before applying.

For Course Information please contact:
For Administration assistance and support please contact:

Course Coordinator to be advised.

Mrs Elizabeth (Liz) Dent
Manager, Academic Programs Office
Melbourne School of Population  Health
Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street,
Carlton, 3053
Tel:    +61 3 8344 9339
Fax:   +61 3 8344 0824