Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Practice

Course code: GC014
Course coordinator: Dr Nat Marshall

Choosing a graduate certificate | Applying for a graduate certificate | Cost of a graduate certificate | Admission requirements | Clinical practice requirements | Study pattern

Master of Clinical Trials Practice
Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials Practice

Sydney Nursing School offers a flexible range of postgraduate advanced learning courses in several specialty areas. One of these areas is Clinical Trials Practice.

Download the Clinical Trials brochure

Choosing a graduate certificate

You can either choose to study the graduate certificate alone, or as a pathway into a graduate diploma or a master’s degree. If you haven't studied at tertiary level for some time, you might consider using this route.

A graduate certificate can only be studied part time by domestic students only.

Each unit of study has up to four face-to-face study days. A normal part-time load is two units of study per semester. The graduate certificate is two semesters part-time.

The graduate certificate requires a total of 24 credit points. Award units taken at graduate certificate level may also count towards a graduate diploma or a master’s degree. Previously completed non-award units of study may be credited towards a graduate certificate.

Student learning is further supported by the University’s eLearning.

Applying for a graduate certificate

There is one intake of students in March each year.

Applications must be made online. You will also need to upload copies of other documentation as part of your online application process. To assist you, there is a checklist of required documents that you will need.

Cost of a graduate certificate

Fee-Help is available for Australian Citizens and the student centre will provide you with further information regarding eligibility and repayment information.

Visit the Costs and scholarships website for more detailed information.

Admission requirements

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Practice is open to all nurses registered in Australia, other health professionals and biomedical science graduates.

Clinical practice requirements

There are no clinical assessments for the graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Practice. Therefore you do not have to fill out a Clinical Assessment Requirement Form.


Semester 1

Semester 2


Foundations in Clinical Trials


Clinical Trials: Measurement and Analysis

NURS5069 or
PUBH5010  or

Research in Nursing and Health Care **
Epidemiology Methods and Uses **
Introductory Biostatistics **



Clinical Trials in Practice

** The course coodinator will accept appropriate alternatives including courses in health economics, nursing or medicine or other types of courses if these are congruent with your career path.