Graduate Diploma in Health Technology Innovation

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.



If you are a health practitioner, engineer, IT professional, or scientist, the Graduate Diploma in Health Technology Innovation will equip you with the skills to deliver improved health outcomes for patients through the innovative use of health technologies.



This course, designed in conjunction with industry, will extend and update your knowledge in the growing area of health technology. It will involve working with a multidisciplinary group of professionals and clinicians to develop creative technology-based solutions to real healthcare issues.

This graduate diploma will allow you to take advantage of exciting emerging opportunities in health technology and deliver meaningful improvements in healthcare delivery.

You can take this course full time over one-and-a-half years or part time over three years.

To accommodate your professional commitments, the Graduate Diploma in Health Technology Innovation offers flexible study options. You can complete various units of study in block/intensive mode, during the evening, online or through a combination of options. We offer some subjects as short courses throughout the year.

Coursework you undertake in the Graduate Diploma in Health Technology Innovation can reduce the requirements for the Master of Health Technology Innovation.

Course outline

Units of study information for this degree

Course outline

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Health Technology Innovation complete 60 credit points, consisting of at least 12 credit points of core units of study, 12 credit points of specialist units of study, and up to 12 credit points of foundation units of study. Candidates select units which complement their prior background and qualifications.

Further course information

Graduate opportunities

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Health Technology Innovation will be IT specialists within the Health and Medical fields who possess an excellent combination of knowledge and practical, hands-on expertise to influence and reinforce health-related organisations’ technology infrastructure and to support the people who use it. They will often be responsible for selecting and deploying software products appropriate for medical and health-related organisations. They may also be involved in creating and managing business applications, web sites, systems and the IT environment in the medical and allied health fields.

Admission

Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, an applicant is required to have:
- an Australian bachelor’s degree with a credit (65 percent) average or equivalent qualification.

Where an applicant does not have a credit average, relevant work experience and achievement in health technology may be considered.

For qualifications awarded outside Australia, equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution and qualification.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University via the University’s online application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply Now’ button on the right hand side of this course page. For more information you can visit our How to Apply page.

International students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University via the University’s online application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply Now’ button on the right hand side of this course page. For more information you can visit our How to Apply page.

Important Fee Information

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students

The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.