Graduate Certificate in Research

For candidates undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Research (X5A), you must complete the core unit, Introduction to Higher Degree by Research (XGR501), as well as one other unit, usually Communicating Research (XGR502), before your Confirmation of Candidature. PhD candidates will also complete two elective units within the first two years of their degree.

Manage your Enrolment - Approved X5A units (Core and Elective)

If you experience any enrolment difficulties, please first refer to the Frequently Asked Questions. If you cannot find the answer you need please contact the Unit Coordinator, Dr Kiran Ahuja, CourseCoordinator.Gradcert@utas.edu.au or GradCert.Research@utas.edu.au.

Ensure you include your name, student ID and a short summary of the issue

Core Unit Dates for 2019

XGR501 - 2019 (2 Day duration, 9am - 5pm)
CampusClass DatesStudy Period*Venue
Hobart29 and 30 January11 Week FebruaryCheck Timetable
Launceston4 and 5 February11 Week FebruaryCheck Timetable
Hobart8 and 9 April11 Week AprilCheck Timetable
Rozelle15 and 16 April11 Week AprilCheck Timetable
Hobart25 and 26 JuneWinter LateCheck Timetable
Launceston2 and 3 JulyWinter LateCheck Timetable
Hobart5 and 6 NovemberSpring ExtendedCheck Timetable
Launceston12 and 13 NovemberSpring ExtendedCheck Timetable
XGR502 - 2019 (2 Day duration, 9am - 5pm)
CampusClass DatesStudy Period*Venue
Hobart31 January and 1 February11 Week FebruaryCheck Timetable
Launceston6 and 7 February11 Week FebruaryCheck Timetable
Hobart10 and 11 April11 Week AprilCheck Timetable
Rozelle17 April (one day only)11 Week AprilCheck Timetable
Hobart27 and 28 JuneWinter LateCheck Timetable
Launceston4 and 5 JulyWinter LateCheck Timetable
Hobart7 and 8 NovemberSpring ExtendedCheck Timetable
Launceston14 and 15 NovemberSpring ExtendedCheck Timetable

*Please note that the 'study period' is an administrative time period and does not reflect the actual duration of your face-to-face classes.

A full list of University Key Dates can be found at https://www.utas.edu.au/key-dates

Manage your Enrolment - Off Schedule (not approved) X5A elective units, excluding XGR505/510

Off-Schedule unit requests require the approval of the Course Coordinator, Graduate Certificate in Research.

To request enrolment in an elective unit that does not appear on the approved schedule, please email CourseCoordinator.GradCert@utas.edu.au with the subject "Off Schedule Unit Request" and provide the following information:

  • Subject line - "Off Schedule Elective Unit Request - <Candidate Name (ID)> 
  • Candidate Name, Student ID number, School and College
  • The number of credit points you have available to fill on your study plan (check this via eStudent)
  • Unit code, unit title and unit weight (in credit points)
  • The study period you want to be enrolled in
  • Justification for your off schedule unit choice
  • A copy of the unit outline
  • Written approval/permission to join the class, from the Unit Coordinator of the Unit you are requesting
  • Where pre-requisites are required, provide written approval from the Unit Coordinator to waive these pre-requisites

When you submit your request, you can expect your request to be finalised with a notification, within 5 working days of the date you provided the required information.

Manage your Enrolment - Off Schedule elective units XGR505/510,
Specialised Research Methods

XGR505 and XGR510 (Specialised Research Methods) enables HDR Candidates undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Research (X5A) to study a topic or subject of particular academic interest and relevance to their project which is not otherwise available as a formal unit. It provides candidates with the opportunity to engage in self-directed study with the guidance from a supervising lecturer.

A formal learning agreement between the candidate and the supervising lecturer specifies the material to be studied, the means by which it will be assessed and the due date for completion of the assessment task(s).

These units are only available under course code X5A, the Graduate Certificate in Research. Enrolment requires the approval of the Course Coordinator, Graduate Certificate Research.

Download XGR505 Learning Agreement Template 2018 (Word 24KB)

To request enrolment in XGR505 or XGR510, please email CourseCoordinator.GradCert@utas.edu.au with the subject "XGR505/XGR510 Unit Request" and provide the following information:

  • A signed learning agreement (all signatures are required, with the exception of the Course Coordinator, Graduate Certificate Research)
  • Student ID

When you submit your request, you can expect your request to be finalised with a notification, within 5 working days of the date you provided the required information.

Application for Exemption or Credit (for previous studies or experience)

The online form has been developed for candidates undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Research (X5A) who wish to apply for a credit towards or an exemption (in full or in part) from the Graduate Certificate in Research.

Applications for exemptions or credit require the approval of the Course Coordinator, Graduate Certificate in Research.

When you submit your request, you can expect your request to be finalised with a notification, within 5 working days of the Course Coordinator receiving the required information.