Advanced Certificate in Research & Development

An advanced level course to nurture research skills. Learn to think outside the box with a commercial advantage through studies in research and development. Understand how to write technical research reports.

Course CodeVGN009
Fee CodeAC
Duration (approx)900 hours
QualificationAdvanced Certificate

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Hone Your Research Skills

This is a comprehensive course for people who would like to nurture their research skills. Discover how to set about research, different types of experiments and data collection, statistics and data analysis, and how to write research reports.

The flexibility within the research modules allows you to work through a succession of research projects and use them to explore areas of interest to you.

Research and Development Underpins Innovation

Every enterprise, business, public or charity alike, is faced with a world of uncertainty; where the only certainty is change!

  • Change is being driven by an ever increasing global population; greater and connectivity between everyone through the internet, global trade and travel.

  • Change can be either good or bad; and all too often it is a bit of both.

  • Research leads to new knowledge; and that knowledge underpins new developments which bring about change.

If research and development can be made better, changes can be more effective -and all of this adds up to career and business opportunities.

This course develops your capabilities for research and development.

For the receptive student, it will help you to think outside of the box, see opportunities and become more successful in either business or other employment.


Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Advanced Certificate in Research & Development.
 Research Project I BGN102
 Ethics BPS217
 Research Project II BGN201
 Research Project III BGN202
 Dissertation BHT330
 Research Project IV (Thesis Preparation) BGN301
 Statistics BSC304
 Technical Writing (Advanced) BWR301
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 1 of the following 41 modules.
 Industry Project BIP000
 Industry Project II BIP001
 Alternative Energy VSS102
 Biochemistry I (Animal and Human) BSC103
 Biopsychology I BPS108
 Bookkeeping Foundations (Bookkeeping I) BBS103
 Computer Operations VIT101
 Course Writing And Development BGN107
 E Commerce BIT100
 Editing I - Special Offer BWR106
 Html (Writing a Website) VIT102
 Hydroponic Supply and Consultancy VHT119
 Workplace Health & Safety VBS103
 Workshop I BGN103
 Biochemistry II (Plant & Animal) BSC203
 Biopsychology II BPS204
 Bookkeeping Applications (Bookkeeping II) BBS203
 Climate Science SPECIAL OFFER BSC208
 Engineering II - Engineering Applications BSC205
 Entrepreneurship BBS204
 Event Management BRE209
 Green Walls and Roofs BHT256
 Healthy Buildings I (Building Construction & Health) BSS200
 Information Security BIT203
 Operations Management VBS201
 Permaculture Systems BHT201
 Physics BSC206
 Plant Breeding BHT236
 Project Management BBS201
 SQL For The Web BIT201
 Therapeutic Nutrition BRE211
 Workshop II BGN203
 Biochemistry III (Animal Processes) BSC303
 Business Planning BBS302
 Environmental Assessment BEN301
 Horticultural Therapy BHT341
 Marketing Systems BBS303
 Organic Farming BAG305
 Professional Practice For Consultants BBS301
 Tissue Culture BHT306
 Workshop III BGN302

Note that each module in the Advanced Certificate in Research & Development is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

When you know how to research and develop products or services, you are well placed to seize on opportunities as they reveal themselves.

There has never been a better time to work with R & D.

Knowledge you gain, and the awareness which you start developing in this course, will set you up to work in any industry, from health or science, to business or manufacturing.

Lots of Opportunities for Research and Development Today

Today's world is one of rapid change; with new technologies and changing marketplaces, driven by scientific discovery, politics, and uprecedented connectivity between people.

If you develop an understanding of management, business, technology and research; and build the know how to apply these skills to any industry, opportunities will begin to reveal themselves.

By selecting, researching and developing the best opportunities, your prospects for success in developing any new product or service will be greatly enhanced.

This course is designed to set you on just such a path.

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