The Graduate Certificate in Researcher Engagement, Development and Impact (GCREDI) is a unique and forward-thinking postgraduate program that formalises the research training and skill development offered during a higher degree research program in order to both aid in your research and to make you as competitive as possible in achieving your research goals, whether they are in industry, academia, entrepreneurship or public policy.
During the program, you will develop the research and personal skills and knowledge that will aid you through the PhD and into future career.
The program is only available to students enrolled in a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program or other doctoral program (e.g. DCA, DCR, EdD) at Western Sydney University.
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The GCREDI is a scaffolded training program that is tied to key milestones during your doctoral candidature. You are required to complete four compulsory core subjects, one major subject and one elective subject.
The core subjects provide training that is relevant to career development, knowledge translation, and understanding research engagement and impact. You will complete subjects that cover topics such as career and personal development, researcher knowledge and development and knowledge translation.
The major subjects provide training that is relevant to innovation, entrepreneurship and policy.
The elective subject provides an opportunity to undertake an internship or a training in a major area of research that is relevant to your candidature.
The overall aim of the program is to develop an online academic profile that provides you with an opportunity to develop and showcase your digital literacy, provides a channel to disseminate your research and reflections, and results in a portfolio of work spanning the duration of your candidature.
How to Apply
Step 1: Enrol in the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The Graduate Certificate in Researcher Engagement, Development and Impact (GCREDI) is only available to students currently enrolled in a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or another doctoral program (e.g. DCA, DCR, EdD).
Step 2: Receive your invitation from the Graduate Research School
If you meet the eligibility requirements for the GCREDI, the Graduate Research School will send you an invitation after you start your PhD candidature.
Step 3: Complete your enrolment
The Graduate Research School will advise you about how to complete your enrolment.
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As a graduate in Researcher Engagement, Development and Impact (GCREDI), you can look forward to career opportunities in settings such as:
- Academia, industry, government and non-government organisations
- Scientific research
- Specialist consultancy
- Research management
- Executive-level management
As a researcher at a university, you will undertake world-class research in your area of expertise. You will uncover new knowledge and make a lasting impact in your field of research. Many academic researchers also work as lecturers at their university.
As a lecturer at a university, you will prepare and deliver subjects in your area of expertise. You will teach students from a wide range of backgrounds and help to further their education in their chosen field. Many university lecturers also combine their work with academic research.
As a policy advisor, you will help to provide strategic direction and influence in settings such as government, industry or academia. You will form partnerships, prepare advisory papers and make recommendations to various stakeholders.
As an industry consultant, you will have an important role in working to identify problems, develop solutions, improve growth and maximise efficiency in an organisation. You will act as a liaison between management, support staff and other stakeholders to look for areas of improvement and evaluate performance.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.