Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education

The experience


The University of Melbourne’s Excellence in Clinical Teaching (EXCITE) program creates exceptional clinical educators. As a student, you will enhance your teaching skills and put educational theory directly into practice in your clinical workplace.

Delivery is immersive and practical, involving dynamic face-to-face teaching alongside online study. EXCITE courses are designed to be studied part-time, to fit around busy clinical schedules.

Courses are interprofessional, meaning you will develop a useful professional network and share diverse perspectives. You will study alongside people from many different disciplines - from physiotherapists to speech pathologists to nurses - sharing challenges and knowledge from across the spectrum of clinical experience as you develop your practice as a clinical educator.

At the University of Melbourne you’ll be at the heart of a world-class medical and research precinct, giving you access to some of the brightest research minds and invaluable opportunities with our partner health and research institutions.

The Parkville campus

The University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus is an exciting place to study. As a student based at Parkville, you will enjoy:

An engaged cohort and professional network

You’ll join the brightest students from across Australia and the world and become part of a dynamic academic community. You will be able to engage closely with academic experts and peers and build a vital professional network.

University support services

We ensure a supportive environment for all students and offer a range of enrichment activities, including a student mentoring program, wellbeing services and academic skills support.

A vibrant campus

Our Parkville campus is a city within a city. With cafes, 12 libraries, gyms, specialty stores, a small supermarket, and even a seasonal farmers market, you’ll never have to leave.

Melbourne city life

The Parkville campus is located just a short walk to the Melbourne CBD, the famous Queen Victoria Market and a host of cafes, restaurants, shops, theatres, galleries and bars.

Learn online and face-to-face

Subjects in this course offer a mix of in-person teaching and digital resources.

You’ll have access to high-quality online education tools, accessible any time – all you need is a computer and an internet connection.

Your virtual classroom is academically robust and designed to prepare you for competition in your field. You will expand your skills and knowledge via innovative technologies, like webinars, podcasts and moderated discussion forums.

Why study online?

The online learning environment has been carefully devised by expert academics, alongside learning designers and technology specialists, to facilitate an interactive and flexible student experience.

At the University of Melbourne, you will have access to the best minds and a dynamic peer group. Throughout the course you will be able to engage closely with fellow online students and share your knowledge with each other.

Gain access to the highest levels of support

From your initial expression of interest right through to graduation, you’ll receive all the technical support you need.

Don’t be surprised if you learn our student support team members by name – they are dedicated, personal and friendly and they understand that every student experience is unique. If a challenge arises, they’ll do everything in their power to assist you so that you can continue to have an excellent learning experience.

Our online student support consultants can assist with:

  • Enrolment and subject assistance
  • Administrative logistics and fee options
  • Technical support
  • Online learning skills and workload management
  • Special circumstances.

Who you will learn from

EXCITE course facilitators come from a variety of clinical, educational and academic backgrounds, meaning they have vital disciplinary knowledge and understand its application to real clinical environments. Keynote sessions are delivered by leaders in the field and workshops are developed by skilled practitioners.