Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation
Furthering your scientific career beyond the lab – scholarships available
The Centre has worked with the CRC Association to establish a Graduate Certificate in Research and Commercialisation which provides training tailored to the needs of postgraduate students and researchers in CRCs. The course seeks to teach benchmark best practice in managing the research and commercialisation process in its stages from analysing identified needs or opportunities for new technology, through project selection, successfully managing the research phase and maximising the commercial outcomes.
The course is being delivered through the Australian Technology Network (Curtin University, QUT, RMIT, University of South Australia, and University of Technology Sydney). It involves completion of four units over two years on a part-time basis. Each unit will require ~100 hours work and includes assessment tasks which you can relate to your work in the CRC. Much of the content is provided on-line. It is intended that this study can be completed outside normal working hours. This qualification will articulate to higher qualifications (e.g. MBA courses at the ATN institution that you enrol in, or a Masters in Research Commercialisation provided through the ATN).
The course costs $8800. The CRC for Polymers will provide scholarships for up to 10 CRCP funded researchers and up to 10 CRCP funded postgraduate students to undertake the course. In addition to providing scholarship support for completing all four units, the Centre will also provide some funding for those members who wish to undertake only selected units.
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