To ensure continuous improvement of the BCA program, an external program review was conducted in 2019. The review produced a set of recommendations outlining how the program could be further developed and adapted to respond to the broadening demands of biostatistics in the workplace; be it in government, industry or academia. These recommendations formed the basis of a restructure of the BCA Masters and Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics.

The new structure reduces the number of core (compulsory) units, allowing greater flexibility in the choices of elective units. Additionally, students will be able to choose up to 2 elective units for the Masters degree (and 1 for Graduate Diploma) from outside the list of BCA electives.

We are excited to introduce these changes; to offer a program that aligns with changing student needs and enables more choice within the program to suit particular and varying interests.

Explore the new program curriculum

The BCA is proud to support the Australian Public Health Virtual Conference, being held Thursday 23 and Friday 24th September, 2021.

We are particularly pleased to sponsor the Early Career/Young Professional Award.

Come visit BCA staff at the Virtual Exhibition Hall throughout the two day conference:

  • Erin Cvejic is a BCA Graduate himself and Program Coordinator at The University of Sydney.
  • Michael Waller is the BCA Program Coordinator at The University of Queensland

The BCA is proud to sponsor WCE2021 and we look forward to meeting delegates at the Student Information Sessions

  • Saturday Sept 4th, 9am-12pm GMT+8 (10:30am – 1:30pm Adelaide time) – Dr Amy Salter (Program Coordinator at The University of Adelaide)
  • Monday Sept 6th, 9am-12pm GMT+8 (11am – 2pm Brisbane time) – Dr Michael Waller (Program Coordinator at The University of Queensland)
WCE2021 logo

The 2021 Australian and New Zealand Statistical Conference will take place virtually from 5-9 July 2021 and will bring together three leading statistical communities – the Statistical Society of Australia, the New Zealand Statistical Association – and the Australian Conference on Teaching Statistics.

The aim of ANZSC 2021 is to bring together a broad range of researchers and practitioners across a variety of statistical disciplines to facilitate the exchange of theory, methods and applications.

Find out more and register your interest on the ANZSC 2021 Website

3 June, 2020

Congratulations to Annette Dobson on being awarded Honorary Life Membership of the Statistical Society of Australia.

Annette was the inaugural Chair of the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia (BCA) and was a Program Coordinator for many years.

https://statsoc.org.au/News-and-media-releases/9011183

28 July, 2020

Congratulations to Jessica Kasza of Monash University; the President of the Statistical Society of Australia 2020-2022.​​

View her short introduction video below.

27 October, 2019

Read the article at The Medical Journal of Australia: https://doi.org/10.5694/mja2.50372

13 March, 2019

Image of Michael Waller shaking hands with Adrian Barnett
Dr Michael Waller, BCA Program Coordinator at the University of Queensland, accepts the Award on behalf of member universities, from Prof Adrian Barnett

​​The Statistical Society of Australia awarded the 2019 President’s Award for Leadership in Statistics to the BCA. This award is for the BCA’s outstanding contribution to statistics based on their sustained work since 2001 to provide Australia with much needed skills in biostatistics, which includes research in genetics, clinical trials and public health. ​​​

View the SSAI article