Graduate Certificate in Health Research

Course summary

Delivery Online
Faculty Health
Duration 4-6 months
Fee $2,500
Level of studyPostgraduate
StudentsDomestic only


If you’re an experienced health professional or health policy advisor considering further study into health research, then the fully online Graduate Certificate in Health Research offers the freedom and flexibility to explore multiple areas in Health Research on a full time or part-time basis.

In this course you will study epidemiology, research planning, statistical analyses and develop an understanding of the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the research process.

In addition, you will also learn about industry methodologies as well as using ethical and economic considerations for research and acquire crucial technical writing skills.

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Completion of this course serves as a pathway into:

Admission requirements

A completed bachelor degree in a health discipline, or a minimum of five years’ work experience in the health sector.

Health disciplines include public health, health studies, exercise physiology, exercise science, exercise and sports science, medical science, biomedical science, health science, human movement, physiotherapy, physical therapy, applied science, human biology, medicine, rehabilitation science, human nutrition, occupational therapy, speech pathology, optometry.

Admission to this course is competitive. Applications will be assessed on the basis of academic merit and the number of available places.


$2,500 - full course fee

Please note this fee is part of the subsidised COVID-19 Federal Government support package and is contingent on students completing their studies by December 2020.

Fee payment can be deferred through the HECS-HELP scheme.

Course information

Course requirements

Students studying a Graduate Certificate in Health Research must pass 12 credit points as follows (or other units as approved by the Course Convener).

Course duration

One semester full-time or equivalent. Students must complete study by December 2020.

Unit delivery modes

Online only

Commencement dates

1 June 2020 (Winter Term)

3 August 2020 (Semester 2)


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Graduate Certificate in Health Research GradCert HealthRsch
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