Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research

The University of Melbourne

Clinical Research is a component of medical and health research that focuses on acquiring knowledge that can be used to improve the understanding of human disease to aid in the prevention and treatment of illness and for promoting good health. Graduate Certificates are an introduction to a more expanded area of knowledge than the Professional Certificate. The award may be a stand-alone qualification or be a pathway to an articulated suite of courses including the Graduate Diploma or Masters. All four available subjects must be completed.

Course Fee:

Australian: $12,084
International: $15,000

Entry Requirements:

An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in medicine, an allied health profession, science or social science recognised by the University as evidence of adequate preparation for the course; plus 1 year's full-time relevant professional work experience in a medical, scientific or allied health environment; plus an explanation of why the course is to be undertaken.


This course requires completion of 50 points of coursework, which is achieved by completing all 4 of the subjects: Study Design in Clinical Research; Responsibilities and Ethics of Clinical Research; Managing Clinical Research Projects and Teams; and Basic Clinical Research Tools.

Subjects you can Study:

Clinical research

Study Pathways:

Graduate diploma and masters level courses in clinical research.

Who for:

Researcher professionals working in clinical research in Universities, hospitals, research institutes and government organisations

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00116K

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville No info No Part time 1 year
Parkville No info No
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Why study with us 

With a 160-year history of leadership in learning, teaching and research, the University of Melbourne has grown to be an internationally respected institution, consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading universities – number one in Australia and number 32 in the world*. 

The value of a Melbourne education is backed up by the fact we’re ranked sixth in the world for graduate employability by the well-regarded QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020.


Facilities and services 

The Parkville campus, with new, state-of-the-art facilities springing up beside our heritage buildings, connects Australia’s leading health and biomedical precinct with our faculties and schools, while the Southbank campus – home to studies in fine arts, performance and music – is on the doorstep of the best museums, galleries, theatres and concert halls in Australia. 

Our regional campuses provide immersive experiences in specialty areas like veterinary medicine, agriculture, and forestry.

Alongside our industry-focused academics, there are internships and volunteering opportunities to give you real-world work experience and develop leadership qualities, while giving you the chance to contribute to the community.


Admission and Selection

The University of Melbourne’s Study website is a ready resource for everything you need to know about studying at Australia’s leading university. From eligibility requirements for domestic and international students and submitting an application through VTAC to applying for special entry schemes and scholarships, you’re set up for success from the get-go.


Study options 

Our approach means you can create your own study path based on your interests and abilities, but with flexibility to explore new options along the way. In a world where careers are changing fast and employers want analytical and adaptable thinking, this flexibility has never been more important. 

Our bachelor degrees are offered in: Agriculture, Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Design, Fine Arts, Music, Oral Health, and Science and cover more than 100 areas of study. Our professional graduate programs include architecture, criminology, education, engineering, finance, law, medicine, nursing, optometry, psychology, urban planning, veterinary medicine and many, many more. 

We’ve also introduced a new suite of courses that bundle your undergraduate degree with your graduate study. These Graduate Degree Packages mean you’ll have the assurance of a guaranteed graduate place at the time you receive your offer. 

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019


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