Clinical Simulation - M6039

Clinical Simulation

Expert master degree

The Master of Clinical Simulation qualifies you to apply principles and theories that inform educational practice in a range of clinical simulation and other relevant contexts to undertake professional and highly skilled work and as educators and simulationists in the health professions.

The Master of Clinical Simulation qualifies you to apply principles and theories that inform educational practice in a range of clinical simulation and other relevant contexts to undertake professional and highly skilled work and as educators and simulationists in the health professions.This practice-based qualification builds on the existing Graduate Certificate of Clinical Simulation. It is suitable for a broad range of health professionals and others who are, or will be, engaged in simulation-based education. This includes the teaching, assessment, evaluation, curriculum design, scenario design, debriefing, mentoring and supervision of health professionals in a range of clinical and other contexts. The qualification is also suited to health professionals who use simulation for healthcare service quality improvement or systems testing. However, the use of simulation as an educational method is prioritised. You have the option of taking an education practice or a research practice capstone. The research capstone can articulate to a PhD.

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Course Details

  • Off-campus: Part time

This course is not available to international students who are holders of an Australian student visa, for study onshore in Australia. However, holders of some other categories of Australian visas living in Australia, and students studying off-campus by distance learning (where this option is available) and living outside of Australia, may be eligible for this course.

Depending on prior qualifications, this course can be completed in 2 or 3 years (part time)
Start date
First Semester (February)
Master of Clinical Simulation
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

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

Entry level 1: 72 points to complete – Duration: 3 years part-time.An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline from any health related qualification with at least a pass (50%) average.
Entry level 2: 48 points to complete – Duration: 2 years part-time.

An Australian bachelor honours degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline with at least a pass (50%) average.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


Equivalent Australian Year 12

English requirements

Level D
IELTS (Academic): 7.0 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 7.0, Reading 7.0, Writing 7.0 and Speaking 7.0 Pearson Test of English (Academic):  65 Overall score, with minimum scores: Listening 65, Reading 65, Speaking 65 and Writing 65TOEFL Internet-based test: 98 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 24, Listening 24, Speaking 23 and Writing 27Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

This course is structured into three parts: Part A. Clinical simulation core, Part B: Electives, and Part C. Application studies

Part A. Clinical simulation core

This study will provide you with professional teaching and advanced supervisory skills in both clinical and non-clinical environments using simulation as an educational method. It will facilitate the application of principles and theories that inform simulation educational practice and specialist knowledge through the choice of elective studies.

Part B. Electives

In this study, you will have the opportunity to expand your on your key areas of interest through completion of electives that will develop skills and knowledge in health professions education.

Part C. Application studies

You have the opportunity to choose one of the following pathways:

a) Coursework – in this pathway you will undertake a core capstone unit and combine it with elective units to suit your career interests. In the capstone unit you will have the option of focusing on education practice or research practice and will be required to integrate, extend and apply knowledge and skills gained in the course to professional practice development.

b) Research – in this pathway you will undertake a research in health professions sciences unit and complete a research project. You will be required to demonstrate your ability to integrate and apply theories, principles and practice to a specific clinical simulation scenario or issue.

Master's entry points

Depending on prior qualifications you may receive entry level credit (a form of block credit) which determines your point of entry to the course:

If you are admitted at entry level 1 you complete 72 points, comprising Part A, Part B and Part C. If you are admitted at entry level 2 you complete 48 points, comprising Part A and Part C. Note: If you are eligible for credit for prior studies you may elect not to receive the credit and complete one of the higher credit-point options.

Course progression map

The course progression map provides guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply through VTAC

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6039.


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


Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.


Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.


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.