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

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At a glance

Course Details

  • Off-campus: Full time & part time
  • 0.5 years (full time)
  • 1 year (part 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.

Equivalent Australian Year 12

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic 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 requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

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


Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

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


The equivalent fee for a 48 credit point (12 month full-time) course would be A$30,100

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.

Fee information specific to this course

Student Contribution Amount (SCA) rates are calculated per unit. A full time load for a year is generally 48 credit points.

See information on how SCA is calculated.


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.