The University of Melbourne

Graduate Diploma in Surgical Education

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

The Graduate Diploma of Surgical Education is the industry leading course for surgeons who want to pass on their experience and knowledge to the next generation. Students will gain a foundation in educational practice for optimising surgical training in the complex sets of skills required for safe surgical practice. Offered through the Department of Surgery, in partnership with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), this course caters to the unique challenges of teaching and learning in diverse clinical settings and recognises the advanced technologies that are increasingly important in surgery and surgical training.

Designed for

Fellows, trainees and non-surgeons who contribute to surgical education programs and are interested in increasing their capacity to deliver these


To gain the Graduate Diploma in Surgical Education, you must complete four core subjects and choose another four elective subjects (12.5 credit points each). You are expected to enrol in four subjects per semester, but it’s possible to undertake just one, and complete the certificate over a longer period of time.


  • Education-surgery

Standard entry requirements

A Doctor of Medicine or Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery or equivalent qualification, and at least two years of relevant clinical work experience.


Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)

Study pathways

Students who completed the Graduate Diploma in Surgical Education can gain a full credit (100 points) towards Master of Surgical Education.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Domestic: $29,421
International: $29,421
  • Part-time : 2 years

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