Master of Clinical Embryology, Monash University

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Master of Clinical Embryology for 2015


Why study Master of Clinical Embryology?

This 12-month, intensive course provides students with the essential postgraduate knowledge and practical skills necessary to contribute competently to human infertility clinical services. Theoretical and practical skills are presented in the broad context of the regulations and the ethical considerations that apply to human IVF, both nationally and internationally, along with the quality control procedures required to ensure maximum success for IVF patients. The guidelines, protocols and regulations that steer and control human infertility services are also presented. In addition to attending lectures and self-directed study, students are required to undertake continual practical skills training and also students will undertake a minor research project. Students will not only be equipped with practical skills required for work in an IVF laboratory but also gain a greater understanding of research applications within the field of reproductive or developmental biology. Research-related tasks contribute to the overall assessment for specific coursework units.


Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students


1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Commonwealth supported place not offered for this course.

Domestic fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 25,800 AUD
The fee quoted is an annual fee based on 48 credit points of study. This is an intensive degree combining 3 semesters (1.5 years) of study into 12 months (72 credit points). To calculate the correct fee for this degree, please multiply the fee quoted by 1.5.

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.


First Semester (February)


  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time
  • Off-campus: full-time, part-time


Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Course code: 2309

CRICOS code: 028955G

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Postgraduate course administrator, Penny Chen: telephone +61 (0)3 9594 7462 ; email or visit


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Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

On Campus

Applicants must have one of the following:

  • medical degree,
  • veterinary science degree,
  • Science related bachelor's degree (with honours - second class or above), or
  • A Graduate Diploma of Reproductive Science from Monash university with an average of 65% or above
  • A Graduate Diploma at another institution deemed by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences as equivalent to the Monash University Graduate Diploma of Reproductive Sciences with an average of 65% or above.

All applications are assessed on academic merit and relevant experience. Candidates with a Bachelor degree (without Honours) must have at least one year equivalent professional experience in embryology or reproductive biology.

Extra requirements

Applicants must provide:

  • a Curriculum Vitae (CV). This must include work experience and 2 referees and/or work references, where applicable;
  • a Statement of Purpose. The statement of purpose must outline why they wish to join this course (<200 words).

Applicants wishing to study off campus will be expected to provide evidence of their ability to meet the course practical requirements. It is recommended that they submit an supplementary application form to support their application. They must be a trained, or current trainee embryologist. The form gives details of the student's training/professional experience and allows for the nomination of a mentor to be approved by the EPRD who will be appointed to log the student's practical abilities. Completion of this form , signed by the mentor, does not guarantee being able to undertake this course off campus. The crediting of practical units will need to be assessed.

The Master of Clinical Embryology is a high demand course. There is a quota on the number of successful applicants. Applicants meeting the minimum academic requirements are not guaranteed entry.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.


Semester one (March)

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Semester two (July)

This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry.

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