- Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Research and Leadership
- Entry and participation requirements
About this course
Dr Sarah French
Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Phone: +61 3 8344 8085
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have:
– recent completion of or near completion of or demonstrable progress in a Research Higher Degree course (requiring at least two-thirds research work) at Masters level or above, and completion of the Professional Certificate in Indigenous Research, or
– recent completion of a Doctoral degree, and demonstrable engagement with key issues in Indigenous research;
- written endorsement from the applicant's principal research project supervisor and the relevant head(s) of department or equivalent, including verification of the candidate's progress or completion.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance; and
- if applicable, the engagement with key issues in Indigenous research; and
- the written endorsement.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.
The Selection Committee will allocate at least three quarters of the available places to applicants from any discipline who are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, and who fulfil the preceding academic criteria. Confirmation of Indigenous status may be sought for such applicants. The Selection Committee may allocate up to one quarter of the available places to academically qualified applicants not of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, whose research is on Indigenous topics.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Overview, Objectives and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this course are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: https://students.unimelb.edu.au/student-support/student-equity-and-disability-support
Last updated: 12 November 2022