- Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Research and Leadership
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
About this course
Dr Sarah French
Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Phone: +61 3 8344 8085
Intended learning outcomes
To provide a supportive cohort experience, and a culturally appropriate learning environment, with opportunities to develop high-level professional skills and aptitudes, for students aspiring to become leaders in Indigenous research.
To facilitate the establishment and strengthening of professional and/or academic networks.
To build leadership capacity in areas such as supervision, publication, grants, and project management, especially in relation to the mentoring of Indigenous students and early career researchers.
To enable potential leaders in Indigenous research to:
- tackle complex issues in Indigenous research and resolve them by applying a sophisticated awareness of Indigenous perspectives;
- develop the capacity to influence the ethical conducting of Indigenous research;
- develop the ability to influence both Indigenous research policy, and the application of research in policy contexts beyond universities;
- demonstrate high-level competence in professional presentation of research, both verbally and in writing;
- undertake a research project directly relevant to the student’s professional or academic context.
Graduates will be expected to:
- have a sophisticated awareness of and respect for Indigenous knowledge, cultures and values
- contribute constructively to change in communities, professions and workplaces, including academic
- have excellent interpersonal, collaborative and decision-making skills
- be able to mentor future generations of Indigenous scholars and researchers
- draw on research to contribute to public policy discourse, with a profound awareness of Indigenous community needs
- be able to utilise research in order to fulfil social, civic and community responsibilities and problem-solving
- have a high regard for human rights, equity and ethics in relation to Indigenous research
The Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Research and Leadership (GC-IRL) further develops the graduate attributes as described for the Professional Certificate in Indigenous Research (GC-IRPRO), with a strong emphasis on leadership in the further development and application of those qualities and attributes.
Last updated: 12 November 2022