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Graduate Certificate of Indigenous Research Methodologies

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
External Studies
1GC524
Course Duration
Full-time
Not Available
Part-time
1 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

UINRM1

Award
Graduate Certificate of Indigenous Research Methodologies
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society
Sector
HE
Area of study
Indigenous Studies and Public Policy
Society and Welfare Studies

See first-hand how your research contributions can create positive change and support equitable and meaningful engagement with Indigenous Australians.

During your graduate certificate studies, you explore and analyse alternative epistemological paradigms that can inform your research practice and allow for engagement in research that provides outcomes consistent with Indigenous communities’ vision and aims.

You will develop a deeper understanding of the epistemological foundations of Indigenous research methodologies and apply your skills working with Indigenous people to secure equitable outcomes that may inform community development and public policy outcomes.

Your studies ensure you can demonstrate an ability to apply the research practices learnt in a culturally informed and respectful manner.

Admission requirements

Successful completion of a recognised Bachelor degree or equivalent, or demonstrated relevant professional experience equivalent to five years or more.

Applicants may be asked to provide further documentation detailing their employment experience, roles and achievements in the form of a curriculum vitae.

Domestic applications

All applications for this course are submitted through SATAC.

Course fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Tuition Fee and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

Career opportunities

You have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills useful for roles with:


  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, organisations and communities.

  • government departments and agencies who are developing and implementing policy related to and having an impact upon Indigenous people.

  • private agencies and organisations that are involved in Indigenous affairs and are keen to be informed by meaningful and equitable research processes.
  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

    Campus notes

    This is a Full Fee course.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The course requires the successful completion of 40 credit points of study. A core unit provides the philosophical foundations for engaging with Indigenous research paradigms and in Indigenous contexts. Thirty credit points of Specialist Elective seek to develop an understanding of and proficiency in the application of specific aspects of Indigenous research practice, ethics and protocols.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(4 units)
40cp Compulsory Core units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below.

INR500 Principles of Research in Indigenous Contexts
INR501 Indigenous Research Methodologies
IND505 Indigenous Representation and Ethical Practice
IND590 Indigenous Research Project
 

  40cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Certificate AQF Level 8 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1 - Part time

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a part time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend: CO = Core Unit
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
INR500 Principles of Research in Indigenous Contexts CO INR501 Indigenous Research Methodologies CO
IND505 Indigenous Representation and Ethical Practice CO IND590 Indigenous Research Project CO

 

Students commencing in Semester 2 - Part time

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a part time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend: CO = Core Unit
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    INR501 Indigenous Research Methodologies CO
    IND505 Indigenous Representation and Ethical Practice CO
Year 2
INR500 Principles of Research in Indigenous Contexts CO    
IND590 Indigenous Research Project CO    

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