Leading Research Capacity Development

10 Units

This course develops an understanding of how to lead research capacity development in the higher education sector. It achieves this by taking participants through a series of important topics that are designed to provide professional development, research training and support for probationary staff, Early Career and Mid-Career researchers, in line with the contemporary University’s research strengthening priorities.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education

Not currently offered

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to:

1) Understanding of how a research career is built and maintained; 2) Demonstrate skills in strategic research planning; 3) Demonstrate an understanding of research leadership and capacity building; 3) Demonstrate an appreciation of the shifting research environment locally, nationally and internationally.


Indicative content will include:

  • Research leadership, planning, and capacity building
  • Planning for government research quality assessment (ERA) success
  • Demystifying the Australian Research Council (ARC) as a funding body
  • Effective study leave (SSP) programming
  • Building and maintaining a research profile
  • Rethinking the teaching-research nexus
Replacing Course(s) EDUC6099
Transition Students who have completed EDUC6099 will be given credit for this course or an equivalent.
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Assessment Items
  • Projects - A portfolio consisting of a series of research planning and capacity building activities.
Contact Hours
  • Integrated Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for EDUC6451
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