Accreditation Module 1.1-Aus: The National Research and Innovation System in Australia - Online

Module - online via LMS

Module 1.1 - Aus: The National Research and Innovation System in Australia

This module covers the role of government, business and higher education in the national research and innovation system as well as funding mechanisms, codes, and current issues. The module is offered as a complete online course using the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS).

The module examines research and innovation policy settings in Australia and looks at Australia’s performance in international standings. It also looks at the key stakeholders in the Australian research and innovation system, including the main funding agencies and briefly at ethics and integrity codes, and the role of research managers in expediting research.

Key learning outcomes:
After completing this module, research administrators should be able to: 

  • Describe at a broad level the scale and significance of Australia’s publicly funded research;
  • Know at a very broad level, which agencies support Australian research and innovation;
  • Recognise the significance of public perceptions of research to maintaining support for research and innovation and the importance of research ethics and integrity as part of this;
  • Describe, in general terms, the size of the Australian public’s investment in the research and innovation system and the level of output achieved from the limited inputs;
  • Understand how Australia’s investment compares in size and scale to the investments made by other governments;
  • Provide advice to researchers that allows them to consider key stakeholder perspectives when seeking and managing research funding;
  • Describe how the various parts of the Australian research and innovation system contribute to meeting the full costs of research;
  • Be aware of, and alert researchers to, national policy priorities; and
  • Provide researchers with an understanding of how research ethics and integrity principles underpin high quality research.

Who Should Take This Module?
This module is suitable for those who are new to the research management profession, those who have specialised in one area of research management and wish to broaden their knowledge, and/or those who are experienced research managers but wish to refresh their knowledge in a specific topic area. 

Research managers and administrators from all organisations and institutions will benefit from this module including those from:

  • Research agencies and institutes;
  • Medical research institutes;
  • Research and development corporations;
  • Research centres;
  • Government departments;
  • Funding bodies;
  • Industrial research and development team;
  • Service providers;
  • Commercialisation bodies; and
  • Consultancies.

This is a compulsory module for individuals completing the ARMS Foundation Level Accreditation Program in Australia. Each module can also be taken as a stand-alone unit for professional development purposes.

Program Materials, Access and Assessment:

  • This Foundation Level Accreditation Program (FLAP) Module is supplied in an online format, unless otherwise stated in the course description.
  • The content of the FLAP online Module materials, including copyright and all other intellectual property rights contained therein, remain the property of ARMS.
  • You may not reproduce any part of the FLAP online Module material without the prior written consent of ARMS.
  • Online FLAP Module materials are provided via the Moodle online Learning Management System (LMS).  For reasons out of our control, the e-Learning site may on occasion be unavailable.  In the unlikely event that the system becomes unavailable, ARMS will use every measure to ensure that the FLAP Module materials are provided to Registrants in an alternative manner.
  • All quiz assessments for the FLAP Module must also be completed online via Moodle.

ARMS Member:
$405 AUD (Price will be discounted in the Shopping Cart.)
Non-Member: $505 AUD

Please note that the online registration platform accepts credit card payment only. If you require a tax invoice for payment please contact the ARMS Accreditaion Program Administrator

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You will have 2 weeks to complete this module once you have started the LMS module in Moodle. The two (2) week time period commences when you start the module in Moodle and not when you register for the module.

How to start the module in Moodle:
Once registered and paid for, the module link will appear in your ARMS portal under Online Courses. Click on the module listing under Enrolled Courses to be directed to Moodle.  If your course has not been paid for, please contact Dana Watts, ARMS Accreditation Program Administrator, to discuss an alternative access option.


ARMS complies with Australian Consumer Law in regard to refunds.  We ask that you carefully select the FLAP Module before submitting a Registration as the Registration is non-cancellable and the Registration Fee is non-refundable

We understand that under extenuating circumstances, there may be reasons why the Registrant is unable to complete the registered FLAP Module.  Where evidence can be successfully provided to support the Registrant’s circumstances, consideration may be given to transfer the Registration to another eligible ARMS member.  Such requests must be made in writing to the ARMS Executive Office, email   

If you are experiencing difficulty completing the FLAP module by the enrolment expiry date, a free course extension may be available.  Such requests for further extension must be made in writing to the ARMS Executive Office,   

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