Graduate Certificate in Researcher Engagement, Development and Impact

Research at Western

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.

Program structure

The program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

You should refer to the Higher Degree Research Fees page for information about tuition fees for this program.

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.



Start your unlimited journey today.

"GCREDI is a support that helps to release the pressure of the PhD journey and guides you to establish networks for your future career path."

— Hoai Anh Nguyen Dang Nguyen

Apply now and start your unlimited journey.

*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.