12 months
27500 AUD/year
23300 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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If you’re an experienced, qualified nurse or health professional looking for career advancement and/or the opportunity to gain additional knowledge, experience and qualifications in health - then the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research from University of Canberra will give you the skills and qualifications to work at a higher, more strategic level.  

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This course will also prepare you with the necessary skills to be able to design and lead your own clinical research projects which could go on to help influence health related policies in Government Health, Private Health and Heath Insurance industries.

As part of this course you’ll also learn methodology, ethical and economic considerations and acquire crucial new technical writing skills.  In addition, with strong industry contacts with local and national hospitals, communities and professional bodies, you will also gain an extensive range of industry and professional contacts.

Study a Graduate Certificate in Health Research at University of Canberra and you will: 

  • build on your relevant undergraduate degree with enhanced research skills
  • develop knowledge of how to progress an idea to the stage of a research project
  • be competent in developing an answerable research question, planning and developing a research proposal and performing appropriate statistical analyses
  • have the necessary skills and qualifications to participate in, and eventually lead clinical research
  • be recognised as a top level strategic thinker

Career opportunities

A Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research opens many doors and can lead into a career as professional advisor and/or consultant in health or health related fields for both government and private health sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Planning 
  • Qualitative Research Practice in Health
  • Quantitative Research Practice in Health 
  • Research Project in Health 
  • Epidemiology and Principles of Research  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed bachelor degree in a health-related discipline

CRICOS Code: 069529G  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27500 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    23300 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23300 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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