The University of Melbourne

Certificate in Research Practice for Scientists (Specialist)

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00116K

The Specialist Certificate in Research Practice for Scientists allows you to undertake a paid internship with a company or organisation relevant to your PhD research, gaining practical experience, enhancing your soft skills and building networks. It is taken over 3-6 months after submission of your thesis, so the internship can be your main focus. You can source your own internship, or access unique opportunities with highly-regarded organisations via the Australian Postgraduate Research Internship program.


25 credit points over 3-6 months as a placement with a host organisation.


  • Science Research Internship

Standard entry requirements

  • Completed a PhD in Science, or equivalent, or be admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy - Science with a candidature status set to Under Examination (having submitted your thesis)
  • Subject coordinator approval, following endorsement of your application.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville Domestic: $7,440
International: $7,440

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