Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics

  • CRICOS code: 088479M

Where will this take me?


The Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics at the University of Melbourne is an ideal pathway into the rapidly growing area of data-based health solutions.

By studying this program you will gain practical skills for working with data and theoretical knowledge of statistics, empowering you to further your career as a biostatistician in the health sector.

Theoretical and practical skills for your career

Upon successful completion of this degree, you will be able to understand how to utilise ‘health data’ to benefit an array of professional health areas and find solutions to problems that face people on a global scale.

To further develop these skills, you can transition into an additional six months of study by moving into the Master of Biostatistics, which will involve completing a detailed research project. This will help you build a more specialised knowledge base that will benefit you in your future career.

Global career potential

Utilising the collective educational power of the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia, you will develop knowledge across a wide range of biostatistical areas. This will allow you to pursue a wide array of career opportunities around the world, having gained official accreditation as a Graduate Statistician (GStat) from the Statistical Society of Australia.

You can apply your biostatistical skills to work in diverse workplaces, such as:

  • Universities
  • Hospitals
  • Medical and public health research centres
  • Government departments
  • Medical device companies
  • Pharmaceutical companies.

Utilising the theoretical knowledge and practical skills gained in the Graduate Diploma of Biostatistics, you will be able to help businesses utilise their health data resources to benefit the health of many.