Perioperative Medicine - M4029

Perioperative Medicine

Graduate certificate

Perioperative medicine encompasses caring for patients from the time they contemplate surgery through the operative period to a full recovery.

The Graduate Certificate of Medicine provides you with the knowledge and skills to deliver perioperative care as part of a multidisciplinary team. Delivered with Alfred Health’s Department of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, our course prepares you to apply perioperative medicine principles to patients with complex, chronic and acute medical conditions requiring surgical interventions. You’ll learn how to create and implement evidence-based perioperative management plans in your workplace, understand risk and optimise care for your patients during the perioperative period.

This course is delivered fully online, combining the recognition of a Monash qualification with the flexibility required by working clinicians. With Commonwealth Supported Places available for 2021, there’s never been a better time to study perioperative medicine.

Further study

A Graduate Certificate of Medicine could also lead you towards further study, with the opportunity to progress into the Master of Medicine.

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At a glance

Course Details

  • Off-campus: Full time & part time
  • 0.5 years (full time)
Start date
First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Graduate Certificate of Perioperative Medicine
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)


An Australian MBBS or an equivalent basic medical degree recognised by the Medical Board of Australia; or an equivalent qualification approved by the Faculty


Two years completion of clinical hospital medicine

English entry requirements

Level A
IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.0, Reading 6.0, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0 Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 Overall score, with minimum scores: Listening 50, Reading 50, Speaking 50 and Writing 50TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 and Writing 21 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

A curriculum vitae

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M4029.


Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M4029


Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Total fee for this 24 credit point (6 month full-time)


The equivalent fee for a 48 credit point (12 month full-time) course would be A$40,300


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.