Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester (extended) 2013 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Dr Hariz Halilovich


This unit provides participants with a structured introduction to the key dimensions of research leadership, including: the development of a personal and team research strategy; project planning and management; collaboration, including working with external partners; ethics and governance for good-practice research; the development of intellectual property; financial management; research for lasting impact; and reporting on project outcomes.


At the end of this unit, participants will be able to:

  1. Apply the key dimensions of research leadership and a variety of materials to develop a research proposal that involves collaboration;
  2. Explain how a research proposal might demonstrate alignment with national and international standards for best-practice research;
  3. Identify governance practices that might be applied to ensure that a research project achieves lasting impact; and
  4. Articulate a personal and team research strategy in a variety of formats.




1. 50% Research plan 3000 words equivalent.
2. 50% Class presentation (10 minutes) and participation in discussion (10 minutes) on teamwork and collaboration

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Contact hours

Students are expected to undertake 120 hours per semester study. Students are expected to use their study time to attend on-campus lectures and workshops, undertake the unit tasks as set out in the Unit Guide, which include set readings; and to complete assessment tasks.


First degree or equivalent