Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education

Course overview

  • 2 years part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Summer Intake - January, 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 postgraduate course sees you work alongside clinical teachers from a variety of professional backgrounds, share expertise, build networks and grow your career opportunities.

Designed for health professionals currently involved in clinical teaching, you will develop your research and leadership skills, and gain valuable insight and practical experience in clinical education theory, practice and research.

The Graduate Diploma is designed to be taken over two years part-time, allowing you to fit study around your work schedule and become a clinical education leader at a pace that suits. In your first year, you can choose between standard mode or intensive mode. Both modes are delivered over one year with the same content, however in the intensive mode, synchronous sessions are delivered over a more condensed period. The course focuses on academic engagement with the theory and practice of clinical education, offering a breadth of innovative subjects.

Take the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education to join Australia’s #1 University and its top ranked medical school.

Who is this course for?

The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education is designed for health professionals of any discipline, at any career stage, who are currently involved in clinical teaching. You might be 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 Diploma in Clinical Education to the Master of Clinical Education, or apply directly to the Masters and exit early with a Graduate Certificate after one year, or a Graduate Diploma after two.