Graduate Certificate in Surgical Education
Australia’s growing population demands more surgeons - a demand that isn’t currently being filled.
The Graduate Certificate in Surgical Education is an entry-level course for surgeons at the top of their profession who want to pass on their experience and knowledge to the next generation. Students will gain an invaluable foundation in the teaching skills essential for training future surgeons in the complex sets of skills required for safe surgical practice.
Offered through the Department of Surgery and Austin Health, in partnership with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), this course caters to the unique challenges of clinical and surgical settings and recognises the advanced technologies that are increasingly important in surgery and surgical training.
With multiple delivery modes including online and face-to-face learning, the Graduate Certificate is designed with the flexibility to accommodate practicing surgeons as they become world-class educators.
The Graduate Certificate is also a key pathway into the Master of Surgical Education, the industry-leading course in its field.
Who this course is for
This course is designed for fellows, trainees and non-surgeons who contribute to surgical education programs and want to become educators. This includes:
- Veterinary surgeons
- Clinical proceduralists
International students are welcome to study this course. However, please note that this course is not available to international students who require a student visa to study in Australia as it does not meet the onshore study requirements and it is not registered with CRICOS.
The Graduate Certificate in Surgical Education is part of a nested suite of courses, designed for versatility. You can transform a Graduate Certificate into a Master, or start with a Master and exit early with a Graduate Diploma.
- Graduate Certificate in Surgical Education (1 year part time)
- Graduate Diploma in Surgical Education (2 years part time)
- Master of Surgical Education (3 years part time)
Application Processing Time in Days: 60
Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
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Graduate Diploma packaged with Masters degree would allow 2 years PSW. Packaging of offers depends on the sole discretion of Faculty.
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
- You need to successfully complete an undergraduate degree, either from the University of Melbourne, another Australian institution, or a university overseas. You also need to meet English language requirements and be eligible to be offered an international graduate place.
- If you've achieved high marks in your Melbourne undergraduate studies you can even be made an early offer. Depending on your previous studies and experience you could also be eligible for credit towards your studies at the University.
- TOEFL – you need a score from a minimum of 577+ including a score of at least 4.5 in the Test of Written English for a paper-based test. Or a score of at least 79 and scores of at least 21 for writing, 18 for speaking, 13 for reading, 13 for listening for an internet-based test.
- IELTS – you need a score from a minimum of 6.5 or more in the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with no bands less than 6.0.
- Pearson Test of English – you need an overall score from a minimum between 58-64 inclusive and achieve no PTE communicative skills score below 50.
- Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – you need a Cambridge English Score from a minimum 176 with no skill below 169.
- Course Type: Online
- Course Level: Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate
- Duration: 01 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
Application Fee: 100 AUD
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