Where will this take me?


Your first step to a career in surgery starts here, with the Graduate Certificate Surgical Science. This rigorous program will provide a clear pathway to advanced surgical knowledge.

Unique career opportunities

The Graduate Certificate is a crucial formative course, preparing you for further study through a Graduate Diploma or Master of Surgical Science, and eventually external Surgical Education and Training (SET) programs. This will help you progress your career as a specialist in the field of surgical science.

The surgical network that you develop throughout this Graduate program – both with fellow students and surgical practitioners – is highly beneficial and can lead to exciting career opportunities upon graduation.

Whether you’re pursuing a rewarding career in academia, research or as a surgeon, the University of Melbourne’s Graduate Certificate in Surgical Science has you well placed for what comes next.

World-leading professionals to guide you

All throughout the program, you will be supported and nurtured by a world-class faculty comprised of practicing surgeons from the University of Melbourne’s Department of Surgery.

Your educational experience will also include collaborating with academics in other areas, such as psychology, sociology and ethics. This exposure will allow you to develop a high-quality professional network.

The Graduate Certificate is ideal for students looking to transition to further study with a Graduate Diploma or Master of Surgical Science course.