Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education

    Course overview

    • 2 years part time
    • On Campus (Parkville)
    • Available to domestic and international students
    • Start Year Intake - February and Mid Year Intake - July


    The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education is a two-year course for health professionals seeking to develop their skills as educators.

    Part of the University’s Excellence in Clinical Teaching (EXCITE) program, this is a postgraduate course designed to create clinical education leaders. You will learn face-to-face alongside clinicians from a variety of professional backgrounds, share expertise, build networks and grow your career opportunities.

    The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education provides an opportunity for you to develop recognised expertise and gain valuable insight and practical experience in clinical education theory, practice and research.

    Who is this course for?

    The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education is designed for health professionals of any discipline, at any career stage - whether you are starting out in your career, seeking to enhance your skills mid-career or increasing your teaching as you scale back your clinical practice. A multidisciplinary course means you will study alongside a diverse range of peers.

    International students are welcome to study this course. However, please note that this course is not available to international students who require a student visa to study in Australia as it does not meet the onshore study requirements and it is not registered with CRICOS.


    The University of Melbourne’s Excellence in Clinical Teaching (EXCITE) program is a highly flexible suite of courses, designed for versatility. You can progress from the two-year Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education to the Master of Clinical Education, or apply directly to the Masters and exit early with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma.