Graduate Certificate in Social Research Methods

Applications open until 5pm (PNG time) on 12 February 2021

Australia Awards in PNG is seeking suitable public sector applicants who are involved in data collection, analysis and reporting to apply for the Graduate Certificate in Social Research Methods Short Course.  Please note that this course is open to public servants only.

This course will assist public servants develop and enhance their research skills for application in the workplace.  It will also provide participants with an increased understanding of research theory and methods for applied research, including research design, ethics, data analysis, interpretation and reporting.

Target participants

Participants will be drawn from a range of Government of PNG Departments and at Grade levels between 10 and 14, with priority sectors including education and health. Target Departments include: National Planning and Monitoring; Personnel Management; Health; Education; Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology; Labour and Industrial Relations; and Community Development and Religion. Those working in priority sectors in other Departments and Provincial Administrations and Health Authorities also will be considered.

Public servant applicants must complete the Australia Awards in PNG Short Course Awards Application Form for Government of Papua New Guinea applicants and have the endorsement of the head of their department, agency or administration. They are also required to complete the Training Bid Form and submit to the Department of Personnel Management through their Human Resource/Training division.

Image demonstrates disability inclusion

Please send your completed application form, CV and supporting documents to

Applications close at 5pm (PNG time) on Friday 12 February 2021


This is a fully funded scholarship. All course fees, travel, accommodation and per diems will be provided by Australia Awards in PNG. Given the current COVID-19 environment and accompanying travel restrictions, the course may be delivered entirely in PNG, including via remote or online learning. Participants will be expected to undertake self-directed study during the course.

People with a disability and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Australia Awards in PNG is committed to the Gender Equity and Social Inclusion policies of the PNG Government and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Australia Awards is a child-safe program. Applicants will be required to complete a police check and provide character and professional references.