Graduate Certificate in Nursing Science - Infection Control

The University of Adelaide

The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Science (Infection Control Nursing) provides Registered Nurses with advanced specialist knowledge in infection control, supporting them to develop their nursing practice and enhance their career prospects within this clinical environment. With a focus on contemporary topics and issues in infection control; including decontamination and sterilisation of medical devices, microbiology and epidemiology, clinical management of patients with infectious diseases or infections, and staff education; the certificate offers the essential knowledge necessary to practise safely at an advanced level. This online program, delivered over one year of part-time study, allows students to continue to work as nurses while studying. Graduates are prepared to develop their careers in specialised roles in infection control.

Course Fee:

International: $16,500

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must: be registered, or be eligible for registration, as a nurse in Australia or New Zealand; and hold a degree of Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent; and have at least two years experience as a registered nurse in the field of the specialisation to be undertaken


Students undertake this program over one year of part-time study.

Subjects you can Study:

Nursing-infection control

Study Pathways:

Programs that lead into this award: Bachelor of Nursing; Programs that you can do on completion of this award: Master of Nursing Science.

Further information:

Applicants must submit a Curriculum Vitae along with an 'Additional Information Request Form' that can be accessed from the Adelaide Nursing School website.

Who for:

Nursing graduates with relevant experience

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00123M

Related Careers:

Nurse - Registered,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace No info No Part time 1 year
North Terrace No info No Full time 0.5 year

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