Reproductive Sciences - M5010

Reproductive Sciences

Graduate diploma

The course provides a broad knowledge and practical training in the applications of reproductive biology to current human clinical and veterinary medicine, and explores social and ethical issues raised by the use of these techniques.

The course also provides an opportunity for those interested in expanding or refreshing their understanding of reproduction and development to update their knowledge. On completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate a thorough theoretical understanding of human and animal reproductive sciences and demonstrate practical techniques currently in use in human medical and veterinary reproductive sciences.

Students who pass all units for this course and achieve an overall grade average of distinction (70 per cent) or above may qualify for admission into higher degrees by research (HDR) and the Master of Clinical Embryology.

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At a glance

Course Details

  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
  • On-campus at Monash Medical Centre - Clayton: Full time & part time
  • 1 year (full time)
  • 2 years (part time)
Start date
First Semester (February)
Graduate Diploma in Reproductive Sciences
Course Handbook

This course is offered by the Education Program in Reproduction and Development (EPRD), in the Monash Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology with significant input from the Ritchie Centre and other centres in the Hudson Institute of Medical Research and Monash IVF.

Other Monash departments that participate in the course include Anatomy and Developmental Biology, Paediatrics, Physiology, Pharmacology and School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies.

The program is also supported by Melbourne IVF, Family Planning Victoria, the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority, the University of Melbourne, Zoos Victoria, Genetics Australia, and Melbourne Aquarium. The primary aim of the EPRD is to foster education and research into reproductive biology and medicine.

The course provides a broad theoretical understanding of, and practical training in, the applications of reproductive biology to current clinical human and veterinary medicine, assisted reproduction and conservation, and consideration of the social and ethical issues raised by the use of these techniques. The course also provides the opportunity for those currently interested in reproductive sciences to update their knowledge and experience research by participating in a minor research project.

“Every day I’m using the knowledge I gained from my graduate studies at Monash to help patients fulfil their dreams of having a family” 

- Vassana, Graduate Diploma in Reproductive Sciences and Master of Clinical Embryology graduate

“Both the graduate Diploma and Master’s degrees gave me the theoretical knowledge and practical experience I needed to step into my trainee position with confidence.” 

- Lauren, Graduate Diploma in Reproductive Sciences and Master of Clinical Embryology graduate

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in nursing or biological, medical, agricultural or veterinary sciences; or qualifications and experience in the reproductive sciences gained after completing a degree with a credit (60%) average in another field (BSc should include a major field of study in: anatomy, biology, biochemistry, genetics, pharmacology, physiology, microbiology, immunology or zoology).

Note: There are limited places available in each intake of this course; offers are based on academic merit.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

English Prerequisites:

  • IELTS: 6.5 (no band lower than 6.0)
  • TOEFL Paper-based test: 550 with a TWE 4.5
  • TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 overall with minimum scores: Writing 21, Listening 12, Reading 13, Speaking 18

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M5010


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.