Course overview

This course has intakes in term 1 and term 3. View Key Dates for upcoming terms, application dates and important deadlines.

Full-time duration Part-time duration Core Subjects Total course fee*
N/A 6 months 2 A$6,320

*The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5 per cent per annum.

Upcoming terms

Implementation science is the study of methods and approaches to aid the uptake and integration of research findings into routine practice. The aim of implementation science is to improve the quality of health, education and social services.

Developed by the University of Melbourne and the Centre for Evidence and Implementation Science (CEI), the Specialist Certificate in Implementation Science is the only course of its kind in the Australasian region. This course systematically explores how applying implementation can ensure the success of evidence-based practice in health education and social welfare.

If you want to have a broader impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities, whilst developing a stronger understanding of the discipline of implementation, impact on the health and well-being of individuals and society, then this course is for you.

By successfully completing this course you may be eligible for credit toward the Master of Advanced Social Work or Master of Health and Human Services.

Course aims

This course aims to strengthen the implementation knowledge and skills of human service professionals whilst providing students with an understanding of the core principles of high-quality implementation and its application to the complex environment of health, education and social care.

Who the course is for

This course has been designed for a broad range of professionals working in health, education and social welfare who contribute to the implementation of policies, programs or projects, and who would like to improve the delivery of human services.

Career outcomes

According to projections, the health and community services sector will grow more rapidly than any other in the next five years** This will create demand for high-calibre health, community services and social workers, a trend that is echoed internationally. The Implementation Science course allows you to take advantage of this demand.

**Australian Government, Department of Employment, 2016 Industry Employment Projections Report.

What you will learn

Who you will learn from

Your online learning experience is enriched by interaction with lecturers and your fellow classmates. You can expect input and feedback from your lecturers and tutors as well as regular real-time sessions where you speak with the instructor and fellow students.

Find out more about the University of Melbourne online learning experience.

  • Dr Ralph Hampson
    Dr Ralph Hampson, Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator, Master of Advanced Social Work and Master of Health and Human Services
  • Professor Louise Harms
    Professor Louise Harms, Deputy Head and Director of Teaching and Learning in the Department of Social Work
  • Professor Aron Shlonsky
    Professor Aron Shlonsky, Professor of Evidence Informed Practice
  • Professor Cathy Humphreys
    Professor Cathy Humphreys, Professor of Social Work
  • Professor Lynette Joubert
    Professor Lynette Joubert, Professor - Direct Practice, Social Work
  • Professor Marie Connolly
    Professor Marie Connolly, Head Of Department, Social Work
  • Dr Nicole Hill
    Dr Nicole Hill, Lecturer - Social Work Field Education

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You can talk with a dedicated online student support consultant via the chat function at the bottom right of this page or connect through by phone. Alternatively, click on the Enquire Now tab below and fill out the form to find out about key details relating to this program, including:

  • Entry requirements
  • Time commitment required for each subject
  • Fees and payment options.

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Email: study-online@unimelb.edu.au
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