Course overview

Full-time duration Part-time duration Core subjects Elective Subjects Next semester starts         Total course fee
N/A 1 year                    122 Oct 2017 A$14,000

The Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (Research Mgmt and Policy) will provide you with specialised knowledge and skills in leading and managing research in tertiary sector institutions.

If you are looking to enhance your capabilities in the area of research management and policy, then this course is for you.

By successfully completing this course you also may be eligible for credit toward the Master of Tertiary Education (Management).

Course aims

We’ve designed this course to help current and aspiring leaders gain more confidence and expertise in the area of research management and policy planning. With input from tertiary sector leaders, the course offers insights on trends and challenges in research management and policy making in a global context.

Who the course is for

This course is designed for administrators, policy makers and managers working in universities and vocational education and training institutions or similar. They include, but are not limited to, those in roles such as:

  • Research managers and administrators in universities
  • Research policy advisors in universities and government departments.

Career outcomes

The course will provide you with advanced skills and knowledge in research management and policy, to effectively influence and implement research policies and processes within your institution. This course will advance your career progression in the field of research management.

What you will learn

Who you will learn from

Your online learning experience is enriched by interaction with lecturers and your fellow classmates. You can expect input and feedback from your lecturers and tutors as well as regular real-time sessions where you speak with the instructor and fellow students.

Find out more about the University of Melbourne online learning experience.

  • Professor Leo Goedegebuure
    Professor Leo Goedegebuure, Director, LH Martin Institute
  • Professor Merle Jacob
    Professor Merle Jacob, Director, Research Policy Institute, Lund University, Sweden and Lecturer
  • Professor Lynn Meek
    Professor Lynn Meek, Foundation Director, LH Martin Institute and Lecturer
  • Professor Jeanette Baird
    Professor Jeanette Baird, Vice-President, Quality Assurance and Strategic Planning, Divine Word University, Papua New Guinea and former Executive Director, Regulation and Review, Australian Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency and Lecturer (TEQSA)
  • Mr Dennis Murray
    Mr Dennis Murray, Director, Murray-Goold International and Lecturer
  • Dr Heather Davis
    Dr Heather Davis, Tertiary Education Management Program Director, LH Martin Institute and Senior Lecturer, University of Melbourne.
  • Dr Geoff Sharrock
    Dr Geoff Sharrock, Program Director, LH Martin Institute and Senior Lecturer, University of Melbourne.
  • Dr Chinh Nguyen
    Dr Chinh Nguyen, Academic Programs Support Officer, LH Martin Institute.

Next: see what subjects you'll be studying

  • Your dedicated student support team

Contact student support

You can talk with a dedicated online student support consultant via the chat function at the bottom right of this page or connect through by phone. Alternatively, click on the Enquire Now tab below and fill out the form to find out about key details relating to this program, including:

  • Entry requirements
  • Time commitment required for each subject
  • Fees and payment options.

Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149
Email: study-online@unimelb.edu.au
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT
Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.