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Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science

Build your knowledge and skills in the field of sleep science by completing a Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science.


The Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science provides students with core competencies for a sleep technologist including an understanding of the history of sleep, its fundamental physiology and neurobiology, and the various technologies with which sleep is monitored and interpreted.

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Course description, features and facilities

Students are provided with basic skills in sleep technology including equipment calibration, setup of patients for sleep studies, maintenance and signal recognition, scoring normal and abnormal sleep patterns and application of common therapies for obstructive sleep apnea.

Online and laboratory-based units are used to synthesise knowledge and ensure translation of this knowledge into practical competencies.

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Key to availability of units:
NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Take all units (24 points):

NSANHB5431Fundamentals of Sleep Technology
NSANHB5432Fundamentals of Sleep Biology
NSANHB5433Sleep Technology in Practice
NSANHB5434Sleep Biology in Practice

Professional recognition

The Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science is accredited by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT). Completion of this course meets the requirements of one of the components in establishing eligibility to sit a PRSGT examination.

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Career opportunities

This course will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience to undertake a career in sleep science and related areas.

Related careers

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Further study opportunities

Students with the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science may choose to pursue further studies in the Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science.

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Check the Entrance requirements

This course is available to Australian and international students.

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  1. Admission Requirements
  2. English competency

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a)(i) a relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; or

(ii) a level and duration of health-related education and professional experience considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course;


(b) a current National Police Certificate1, or equivalent certification, indicating no criminal conviction.

1Currency of a National Police Certificate is 12 months.

English competency

See the full list of English language requirements.

Please note: requirements may be higher for some individual courses, where this is the case the additional requirements will be specified. 

These pages are under review and are being updated.

How to apply

This course is available to Australian and international students.

On this page

  1. How to apply
  2. Contact details - admission information

How to apply

Apply online. Refer below for application dates and access to the Online Application System (OASys):

Contact details - admission information


On this page

  1. Application Deadlines
  2. How to apply
  3. Fees
  4. Contact details - admission information

Application Deadlines

While there are no strict application deadlines for the submission of international postgraduate coursework applications, prospective students are strongly encouraged to apply with sufficient time to allow for the processing of their application and to secure a student visa.

Postgraduate coursework applications generally take four weeks from receipt of an application to offer.

How to apply

Apply online

UWA representatives offer application advice and support to future students in various countries. Visit the link below to find an authorised UWA agent near you.

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Annual fee: $12800.

For courses that are less than one year in duration, the annual fee listed is the total for the course. Unless otherwise indicated, for courses that are 18 months in duration, the annual fee is two-thirds of the total cost of the course.

As some units vary in cost, the actual student contribution will depend on the mix of units you choose. See the unit costs website for details of individual unit costs.

Contact details - admission information

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Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science: the details

Available 2015
Locations offered
Attendance types
Part-time, Full-time
Delivery mode
Online, Internal
Starting dates
Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly first year time commitment
For information regarding course contact hours and requirements refer to relevant details in the UWA Handbook.
Standard full-time completion
1 semester
Maximum time to complete
2 years
Contact details: course information
Senior Administrative Officer
School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology
6488 3303
Course code
51210, 512102
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