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PDC87074 - Human Research Ethics Training

Course Details

Course Summary

This online micro-credential will provide CQUniversity staff and researchers (including research students) with evidence to meet external needs for training in Human Research Ethics Standards. Staff may also benefit from undertaking training when applying for promotion, or in the conduct of their own research. Students will benefit from the course in the conduct of their own research and the accumulation of micro-credentials to enhance employability upon graduation.

This is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Our micro-credentials are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What is a Digital Badge?

Entry Requirements

Students must meet the following eligibility criteria to undertake this course:

CQU staff and RHD candidates.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

Staff can access the micro-credential via EMPower Learning on Staffnet.  

Students must contact the Ethics Office of Research Division on for an enrolment link for direct access to the micro-credential on Be Different. Instructions to set up an account on the Be Different platform can be found here

Study Area
  • Business, Accounting and Law
  • Creative, Performing and Visual Arts
  • Education and Humanities
  • Health
  • Information Technology and Digital Media
  • Psychology, Social Work and Community Services
  • Science and Environment
  • Transport and Safety Sciences
Skill Area
  • Education Support

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the non-creditable micro-credential, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a Digital Badge and a Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details, including the different study modes offered for each structure.


1 hour hours online self-paced learning.

Students can access the micro-credential for one year from enrolment.

  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify the core values of human research ethics as outlined in the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research
  2. Outline the responsibilities of the Chief Investigator associated with a research project
  3. Outline the consequences of failing to comply with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research.


Online Quiz


Digital Badge via Credly

Students can also download a Certificate of Completion, share to social media or add to a professional portfolio. 

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