Deakin University

Graduate Certificate of Health Research Practice

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

The Graduate Certificate of Health Research Practice trains you in practical research skills that prepare you for a rewarding career in health research, or a higher research degree such as a PhD. Become a true expert in a topic you’re passionate about and thrive under the mentorship of leaders in health research.The Graduate Certificate of Health Research Practice is designed for graduates of any health discipline looking to advance their research capabilities. You can use the degree as a stepping-stone to a PhD or Master by Research degree; or as a pathway to careers that involve managing, reviewing or implementing research projects. Flexible online delivery makes it easier for you to fit your degree around your schedule. While the short two-trimester study duration (part time) allows you to reach your professional goals sooner.


4 credit points. Both 2 credit point units are core units (these are compulsory).


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Standard entry requirements

Entry will be based on performance in Bachelor degree in related discipline with a WAM of at least 65 in all level-3 and level-4 units (for Deakin awards) or final year units (for awards from other providers). Bachelor degree: should include training in research methods.Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement.


This course provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to advance their professional training in research and satisfies some of the research training requirements to enable students to undertake higher degree studies (PhD). As such there is no further professional recognition beyond that provided by the student's undergraduate degree.

Study pathways

This course satisfies some of the research training requirements for undertaking higher degree by research courses and other postgraduate coursework programs.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) Domestic: $14,400
International: $17,600
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year

Further information

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