Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics

  • CRICOS code: 088479M

The experience


As a Graduate Diploma of Biostatistics student, you will have a key interest in mathematics and a passion for grappling with data. Kickstart your journey into this growing area and learn about the theory and application of biostatistics across a wide range of fields.

The day-to-day experience

If you’re transitioning from a Bachelor of Science or Biomedicine, this degree will help you develop further analytical skills, allowing you to be statistically self-sufficient.

This program is also highly relevant to people in professional health industries, statisticians and government employees. You will have the opportunity to upgrade your knowledge in core epidemiological, mathematical and statistical foundations required to excel in a variety of workplaces.

Your flexible and blended study program will teach you about a wide range of biostatistical areas, including:

  • Statistical computing
  • Linear models
  • Bayesian approach to drawing conclusions from data survival analysis.

These subject areas are taught by world-leading academics from a range of universities that reside in the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia (BCA), including:

  • The University of Queensland
  • Monash University
  • The University of Sydney
  • Macquarie University
  • The University of Adelaide.

Learning from this consortium – along with the world-class faculty of the University of Melbourne – will enable you to gain key biostatistical knowledge.


If you are successful in your completion of this Graduate Diploma, you may be inspired to complete further study through the Master of Biostatistics. This course will build upon the research and practical skills you’ve gained in the Graduate Diploma.

If choosing to complete your studies with the Graduate Diploma, you will achieve professional accreditation as a Graduate Statistician (GStat) upon your application to the Statistical Society of Australia.

Such accreditation will enable you to take your passion for helping others to biostatistical employment opportunities both here in Australia, and all over the world.