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Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Scholarships

All cancer health professionals employed with the VCCC allied partners are invited to apply for a 50% fee remission award to support enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research with the University of Melbourne.

The Graduate Programs in Clinical Research have been designed to provide graduates with medical, biomedical, nursing and allied health backgrounds the opportunity to advance their clinical research skills and capabilities. The nested award suite provides a flexible program of study, allowing participants to develop and hone their research skills.


Core Course modules include:

* Principles of Clinical Research

* Study Design in Clinical Research

* Responsibilities in Clinical Research

* Data Analysis in Clinical Research

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn practical skills for the research in the clinical setting
  • Gain a broad understanding of clinical research practice
  • Understand the ethical principles behind clinical research
  • Learn how to construct well designed research questions
  • Advance your career with pathways through to our Graduate Diploma and Masters level programs  


Total cost - $12,084 

50% fee remission from VCCC - $6,042

Contribution from student’s organisation - $6,042

The University of Melbourne offers staff and their immediate families a discount of up to 25 percent on tuition fees for the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research. Completed forms should be uploaded in the supporting documentation section of the online application.

Delivery dates 2018

Core Subjects and Dates

Principles of Clinical Research: 26 February – 1 March 2018

Study Design in Clinical Research: 26-29 March 2018

Responsibilities in Clinical Research: 20-23 August 2018

Data Analysis in Clinical Research: 29 October – 2 November 2018

Further information:

Visit the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research website or Mari Shibaoka, Project Officer, VCCC or 03 8559 7225.

Application form and criteria

Download a copy of the application criteria and application form here.

Applications close by 5pm AEDT FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER and should be sent via email in a single PDF to