Graduate Diploma of Clinical Physiology

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1 year full-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$8,000.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual CSP fee

Admission requirements

  • Related Bachelor degree (5.0 GPA) or higher and interview


Commencing in

Trimester 1

About this program

This degree will provide you with in-depth clinical training and offers professional experiences through participation in industry-based projects. You will be trained to undertake and accept responsibility for the array of diagnostic procedures required in clinical physiology and public health laboratories.

Attendance information

This program is offered full-time, on-campus at Nathan.

Attendance on campus is compulsory for all courses, unless advised by the course convenor. This program is not offered as a distance education or web-based program. Projects and/or professional placement components may be based off campus.

The programs are designed to be taken in full-time mode. Students may be permitted to undertake part-time study if the proposed structure allows appropriate progression and is approved by the Program Director.

Studying amid COVID-19

The University's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing policy is under review and consultation and will be suspended from 14/4/2022. Please visit Studying amid COVID-19 for more information.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

Work-integrated learning

Professional Placement will be held as two, six week blocks of placement in two different areas of clinical physiology (the 2 x six week placements encompasses 7208NSC and 7211NSC). To fulfil the requirements for 7208NSC, students must complete approximately 238 hours of work integrated learning (clinical or professional placement) in a hospital or clinic environment. To fulfil the requirements for 7211NSC, students must complete approximately 238 hours of work integrated learning (clinical or professional placement) in a hospital or clinic environment. Total work placement (hours): 476.

My career opportunities

You could find employment in diagnostic departments of private and public hospitals, in clinical research laboratories and in health assessment clinics.

Professional Practice requirements

Working with Children Check (Blue Card)

All students in this program are REQUIRED to undergo the Working with Children Check and be issued with a Blue Card before they undertake work experience or placements in professional settings.

Blue Card applications must be submitted online by the student via the Queensland Government Blue Card Services website. There is no fee for a student Blue Card.


Students in this program may undertake placement in Queensland and New South Wales. As such, students are required to comply with both the Queensland Health Policy for Immunisation of Health Care Workers and the New South Wales Policy Directive for Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases.

Before undertaking professional placements, all students must provide evidence of immunisation status to demonstrate compliance with Queensland Health and New South Wales Health policies as follows:

  • it is a mandatory requirement for all health care worker students to be vaccinated against the Hepatitis B Virus and provide serological evidence of immunity and
  • New South Wales Health requires health care worker students be immunised against Measles, Mumps and Rubella, Varicella Zoster virus, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis and to undergo Tuberculosis screening.

In accordance with Queensland Health, NSW Health and Griffith Health policy, individuals infected with a blood-borne virus (Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV) must not undertake exposure prone procedures. Infected students are encouraged to seek counselling in relation to personal health measures and training and career issues.

It is the student's responsibility to meet any costs associated with compliance to the immunisation requirements. Please note that several months may be required to complete the prescribed courses of immunisation required for this program.

Professional placements

Students who are unable to provide documentary evidence of compliance or who have not otherwise met the placement requirements by specified deadlines will be ineligible to attend their placement. Therefore, these students will not be permitted to enrol in the relevant course or will be administratively withdrawn from that course. No academic or financial penalty will apply where a student's enrolment is withdrawn under these circumstances.

The University's professional placement requirements are consistent with current State and Federal requirements. Students must also comply with the requirements of the facility providing the placement. Additionally, there may be other requirements that must be met.

Professional placement requirements are subject to change. The University will endeavour to notify students within a reasonable timeframe of changes or additions to these requirements.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points.

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Graduate Diploma of Clinical Physiology (4168)

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Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Further information

Additional fee information

This postgraduate program has Commonwealth Supported Places. If you are eligible, the Australian Government will contribute to the cost of this program but you will also be required to make a contribution.

Quotas are applied for admission to the Commonwealth Supported Places. Where demand exceeds the number of available places, not all eligible applicants who meet minimum program entry requirements may be offered a place. Assessment for admission is based on meritorious performance. If you are not successful in gaining a Commonwealth Supported Place, you may be eligible for a Fee-Paying Postgraduate place.

Additional costs

Throughout your program you may be required to pay for the following items:

  • immunisations