Course Description

The Graduate Diploma in Pain Management provides advanced education in pain management for graduates in medicine, dentistry, nursing, physiotherapy, psychology and other disciplines involved in pain management. This course is offered in the form of online distance education mode and may be completed full-time or part-time.

The diploma is recognised for Continuing Medical Education/Maintenance of Professional Standards Program points by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.

The Graduate Diploma in Pain Management is embedded within the Master of Medicine (Pain Management) and Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management). The master's degrees build on concepts learned during the graduate diploma and graduate certificate. You may choose to complete the graduate diploma or use it as a pathway into a master's degree in this discipline, subject to meeting admission requirements.

Find out why our students choose to study pain management - watch this video.

For further information please contact us at or call +61 2 9463 1516.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $30,500 total course cost.
International Students: $46,500 per year full-time


1 year full time, 1.5 - 3 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Health Services & Support postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 69.2% (national average 70.8%)
Improved skills: 80.2% (national average 79.2%)
Overall satisfaction: 83.7% (national average 84.4%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Health Services & Support postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 82.4% (national average 84.2%)
Studying full time: 7.4% (national average 6.5%)
Median full time salary: $75,000 (national average $83,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

University of Sydney (USYD) Code: GNPAIMGT1000

Entry Requirements