This course is not offered in 2016

A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time l Part-time
Location: On campus


Course name: Graduate Certificate in Research (Business)
Duration (full-time equivalent):  6 months
SATAC code: 2GC090
CRICOS code: 068714D

Course name: Graduate Diploma in Research (Business)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1 year
SATAC code: 2GD070
CRICOS code: 068713E


This course aims to develop students' understanding of research issues and methods, including ethical responsibilities and regulations. 

Students will develop a high level of problem solving, analytical and writing skills.

Students successfully completing this course should be able to:

  • prepare a research proposal
  • conduct a literature review, analysis and critique of relevant literature.
  • produce a piece of academic research
  • demonstrate sufficient knowledge for more detailed study in business research at the Masters or PhD level.

What will I study?

Refer to the course rule:

Entry requirements

Applicants with an undergraduate degree must demonstrate a GPA equivalent of at least 5.25. Applicants must demonstrate competence in the area they wish to pursue research (eg their major).

Applicants who hold a coursework masters degree in addition to their undergraduate degree, must demonstrate a GPA equivalent of at least 5.25 in their coursework masters degree.

International students: Entry and English language requirements



Domestic students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC
Application closing dates:

Check SATAC.



International students
Mid year entry: No
Applications: How to apply
Application closing dates: Semester 1 - 30 November of the year preceding admission
Semester 2 - 31 May of that year.


Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Graduate Certificate in Research (Business)

Place type: Full fee paying

Fee to be advised

2016: $13,900
2017: $14,600
Graduate Diploma in Research (Business)

Place type: Full fee paying

Fee to be advised

2016: $27,800
2017: $29,200


  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.