Below is a small selection of recent testimonials. However we are proud of all our graduates and grateful for their feedback. The rest can be found under More Testimonials below.


I have always had an interest in data analytics but my PhD really made me aware that with all the analyses I was doing I didn’t have a have a good understanding of what was going on ‘under the hood’. So I set about to change that and undertook the BCA Masters (one subject a semester over 6 years due to other work and family commitments). If you have an interest in maths/stats this is a great course and I found it extremely rewarding on both a personal and professional level. While I have always enjoyed research I have now successfully made the transition to biostatistics and am currently working as a biostatistician in an academic department.

I often think of the quote credited to Karl Pearson (a British mathematician and arguably the father of modern statistics):
“Statistics is the grammar of science”
As grammar in language ensures clarity in communication, so too does statistics to ensure clarity in not only our research but also our thinking, and more broadly to explaining what goes on in the world around us.

I can thoroughly recommend this course!

Paul Sanfilippo Biostatistician, Monash Addiction Research Centre

Master of Biostatistics
University of Melbourne and BCA Star Graduate
2019


It’s exciting to have completed this! I must say this is the most rewarding and best postgraduate course I have taken so far!
I am getting my daughter to take it in a few years time 🙂

Highly recommended!

Andy Wang Cardiac anaesthetist & medical perfusionist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney and Clinical Senior Lecturer, Sydney Medical School (Northern)

Master of Biostatistics
University of Sydney 
2019


The BCA Masters of Biostatistics has been a highlight of my academic career, the course was intellectually stimulating, challenging but also rewarding. I went into the degree anticipating on learning skills to help me become a better clinician researcher but I learnt so much more. I now have wide ranging skills from biostatistical programming, to writing randomised controlled trials and so much more. I would recommend the BCA programme for anyone wanting to explore the Biostatistical world.

Nathanael Lucas Paediatric Registrar, Christchurch Hospital

Master of Biostatistics
University of Adelaide 
2019


Prof Heller was my very first statistics teacher while I was doing my undergraduate degree at Macquarie University. At that very moment in life, I was uncertain where my career would take me. However, I still found the love for statistics and decided to apply for statistician jobs after graduation. My first job was a statistician at the Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing at University of Newcastle. I was beyond happy when I got the job and finally started working as a statistician. My supervisor then recommended the BCA program to me. She said it was this program that helped her a lot and she believed it would do the same for me. So I started BCA in 2012. I was working full-time as well and found it very difficult to have time to study part-time, even with two subjects. However, it was very worth it. I enjoyed every single subject I have done from BCA. The teachers were always kind and very knowledgable. My favourite subject was LCD, which I applied a great deal of knowledge from this course to my previous jobs and also my current job. I felt doing BCA was one of the most challenging yet rewarding experience in my life.

I will now go on to the next steps in my statistics career, and will continue to learn and to grow. BCA has been a great experience and I thank each and every one at BCA for making this program one of the best statistics programs in Australia.

Kha Vo Lead Biostatistician, Bureau of Health Information, NSW Health

Master of Biostatistics
University of Sydney 
2019


I embarked upon the BCA Masters degree with dual ambitions – to build an understanding of statistical modelling that I could apply in my professional role as a software engineer, and to be able to perform appropriate biostatistical analysis on a more occasional basis to support various medical research projects that my wife and some of her colleagues are engaged in. I found the course to be well-structured, progressing from theoretical to practical understanding in a manner that worked very well for me. The variety of electives is broad and provides an opportunity for pursuing various specialised methods of analysis.

I am very pleased to be able to say that both goals are well in hand. The coursework that I have performed in the course of my studies has provided a solid foundation for me to work as a data scientist, and as a basis for additional education that I have undertaken in machine learning and other related topics. Furthermore, I have performed analysis on a couple of medical datasets and am commencing work on a third, each of which has potential publication.

I am delighted with my decision to enrol in this course and recommend it to anyone who has a professional or personal interest in the field.

Paul Byrne Senior Software Engineer, VMWare Australia Ltd
Master of Biostatistics
University of Sydney
 and BCA Star Graduate 2018