Further develop your knowledge and skills in the field of sleep science by completing a Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science.


The Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science provides students with both the introductory information covered in either the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science or the Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Sleep Science, as well as more advanced competencies in sleep technology.

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Course description, features and facilities

Students of this course can expect to gain an advanced theoretical understanding of scoring and interpretation of diagnostic and other sleep studies, practical aspects of advanced polysomnography including sleep monitoring for a range of sleep pathologies, advanced practical skills in sleep scoring and application of therapies for sleep disorders for both adults and children, as well as skills in laboratory management.

The University has a 5-bed sleep teaching facility on the main campus which contains a range of state-of-the art sleep-monitoring equipment. The facility is close to the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology, where additional teaching and computing laboratories are located.

The clinical partners for the Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science are the West Australian Sleep Disorders Research Institute and the Sleep Laboratory in the Respiratory Department at the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children.

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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.

While the majority of the course is online, mixed mode units require students to attend UWA in person for two weeks of intensive practical tuition in June/July and again in November/December. Students are responsible for arranging their own accommodation, transport, etc.

Only students who hold the articulating Graduate Certificate of Paediatric Sleep Science (91250), are required to complete this conversion unit, in place of ANHB5431 Fundamentals in Sleep Technology, ANHB5432 Fundamentals of Sleep Biology, ANHB5433 Sleep Technology in Practice and ANHB5434 Sleep Biology in Practice.

NSANHB5452Adult Sleep Science

Take all units (48 points):

NSANHB5431Fundamentals of Sleep Technology
NSANHB5432Fundamentals of Sleep Biology
NSANHB5433Sleep Technology in Practice
NSANHB5434Sleep Biology in Practice
NSANHB5453Advanced Sleep Technology and Laboratory Management
NSANHB5454Advanced Sleep Scoring
NSANHB5456Clinical Research and Biostatistics
NSANHB5457Advanced Competencies in Sleep Science

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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 may choose to pursue studies in research by completing a Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.

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


(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. 

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How to apply

This course is available to Australian and international students.

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  1. How to apply
  2. Fees
  3. Contact us

How to apply

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


Refer to the Fee Calculator for up to date course and unit costs.

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Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science: the details

Available 2017
Locations offered
Attendance types
Part-time, Full-time
Delivery mode
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 year
Maximum time to complete
4 years
Contact details: course information
Senior Administrative Officer
School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology
6488 3303
Course code
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