Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research

  • CRICOS code: 055856G

Course overview

  • 1 year full time / 2 years part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Start Year Intake - February


Break into the world of clinical research.

The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research is a two-year course for experienced medical professionals who want to want to build a career in clinical research.

Designed for health professionals from a range of clinical disciplines, including biomedical, medical, nursing, allied health, health science and social science, this program is suited to those either already involved in research and seeking to formalise their skills, or those wanting to start a career in the field.

You’ll gain the skills you need to plan and implement a clinical research program, learn to translate your research into clinical practice and build a career on the frontiers of health care.

Who is this course for?

This course is tailored for medical and health professionals who want to undertake clinical research in their current profession, and for those looking to work in the clinical research industry.


The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research is part of a nested suite of courses, designed for versatility. You can transform a Graduate Certificate into a Master, or start with a Master and exit early with a Graduate Diploma.

The Master of Clinical Research can also be a pathway to your PhD - it satisfies the 25-point research credit to PhD admission.