Graduate Diploma of Diagnostic Genomics

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

This course is the first and only graduate diploma in diagnostic genomics in Australasia. It is ideal for healthcare professionals who are looking to develop specialist expertise and improve their knowledge of this growing discipline and its applications in health care. Similarly, it is an ideal avenue for genetic scientists who are already qualified but are keen to stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and applications. Areas of study include diagnostic genetics; genetic technologies; lab management, compliance and quality; and the ethical, legal and social requirements.

Course Fee:

Australian: $24,200
International: $35,500

Entry Requirements:

A completed bachelor degree or higher award completed in the last 10 years, in one of the following or relevant disciplines: biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, biomedical sciences, cell biology, dentistry, dietetics, forensic science, genetics, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, veterinary science. Applicants who completed their degrees more than 10 years ago must provide evidence of graduate work experience and/or further studies since course completion in order to receive further consideration.


96 credit points comprising five core units, two elective units, and one stream speciality unit. The opportunity to choose a speciality stream allows students to align study with their career goals. Speciality units include molecular genetics, cytogenetics, or biochemical genetics.

Subjects you can Study:

Diagnostic Genomics

Study Pathways:

This course provides a pathway to the Master of Diagnostic Genomics. The masters program prepares graduates to apply for professional accreditation as a diagnostic genomic scientist.

Further information:

This course is delivered online and can be completed in full-time or part-time study mode.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00213J

Related Careers:

Life Scientist, Research Officer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Kelvin Grove No info No Full time 0.5 year
Kelvin Grove No info No Online 0.5 year
Kelvin Grove No info No Part time 1 year

Why study with us?

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession through real experiences and contacts.

Many of our courses offer you the flexibility to expand your knowledge into fields that your degree doesn’t traditionally explore—making study more stimulating and preparing you for a more agile future. You can also choose from an extensive range of double degrees for a competitive advantage that gives you greater variety in your study and career, plus opportunities and networks across two fields. There are also options to study online or undertake a short professional development course through QUTeX to apply quickly in your career.

Be career ready

You will gain experience in labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with industry partners. We are ranked in the top 50 in the world for employer-student connections*.

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. In fact, more founders of start-ups have studied at QUT than any other Queensland university**.

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked in the world’s top 250 universities***.

City-based campuses

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, as well as a dedicated Creative Industries Precinct and new Education Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus.


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* QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019.

**Startup Muster Report 2018.

***QS World University Rankings 2019.

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