Graduate Certificate in Cancer Sciences

The University of Melbourne

Course details

Level of study: Postgraduate


With the rising incidence of cancer across the globe, there is a projected shortage of skilled practitioners in the oncology workforce. The Graduate Certificate in Cancer Sciences has been designed in collaboration with the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) and the University of Melbourne to meet this growing need.

This unique course is one of only two in the world that is cancer-specific, multidisciplinary and wholly online.

Who is this course for?

  • Promoting a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach, this program is open to scientists and clinicians from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Medical practitioners such as general practitioners, surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and haematologists
  • Nurses
  • Allied health professionals such as occupational therapists, speech pathologists, physiotherapists, exercise physiologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Research scientists and Clinical trials professionals
  • Industry and pharmaceutical professionals.

Course aims

This course will provide you with the unprecedented opportunity to learn from internationally-renowned experts from the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, propelling your career in the field of cancer care and research.

You will gain high quality and holistic knowledge that can be directly transferred into your workplace. The flexibility to study a breadth of contemporary topics and choose from a range of specialised subjects gives you the opportunity to tailor your learning according to your interests and career goals.

For the award of Graduate Certificate in Sciences you must complete 50 points comprising of:

  • One 12.5-point core subject
  • Three 12.5-point elective subjects.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
13,232 for the entire course 10 Oct 2022 6 months full time / 1 year part time
Read more6 months full time / 1 year part time

Self study / online (without attendance)
The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus
Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3010

Entry criteria

In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:

  • An undergraduate degree with honours in an appropriate discipline or equivalent; or
  • An undergraduate degree in an appropriate discipline and at least two years of documented, relevant work experience

English language requirements:

IELTS (academic English Only): 6.5 (no band less than 6.0);
TOEFL (paper-based test): 577 +, TWE 4.5;
TOEFL (internet-based test): 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13);
Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 +, no communicative skill below 50
Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 +, no skill below 169.


The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus
Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3010
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