Graduate Certificate in Nursing Science (Infection Control Nursing) Mid-Year Entry
Advanced protection for vulnerable patients
Nurses are highly respected members of the community. They care for patients in a range of settings and touch lives with empathy, compassion and humour.
This online certificate is suited to working nurses who want to build their competencies for senior and specialist positions in infection control. The program is delivered over one year of part-time study.
What will you do?
Our Graduate Certificate in Nursing Science (Infection Control Nursing) covers essential knowledge for safe practice at advanced levels. You will:
- learn about decontamination and sterilisation of medical devices
- study microbiology and epidemiology
- build clinical management skills for patients with infectious diseases or infections
- explore contemporary issues in infection control
- investigate approaches to staff education.
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.
For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
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SATAC Code www.satac.edu.au Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake February and July Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Additional Entry RequirementsWithin ten days of submitting a SATAC application, applicants must provide all required additional information online directly to the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the following link: http://health.adelaide.edu.au/admissions/gcnurssci/application.html. Higher Education Study Applicants must:
1. Have a completed Bachelor of Nursing degree or equivalent.
2. Have at least one year experience as a registered nurse.
3. Be registered, or be eligible for registration, as a nurse in Australia or New Zealand.Apply through SATAC: www.satac.edu.au
CRICOS Available to non-student visa holder ONLY. Intake February and July
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 7 Reading 7 Listening 7 Speaking 7 Writing 7 TOEFL Overall 94 Reading 24 Listening 24 Speaking 23 Writing 27 Pearson Overall 65 Reading 65 Listening 65 Speaking 65 Writing 65 C1 Advanced Overall 185 Reading 185 Listening 185 Speaking 185 Writing 185 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
Tertiary Qualifications Applicants must have:
- Bachelor of Nursing Degree or equivalent
- At least one year experience as a registered nurse in the field of the specialisation to be undertaken (applicants who are applying for a clinical speciality requiring a clinical placement will need to have their application evaluated via telephone/video conference with relevant School of Nursing staff)
- Applicants who are applying for a clinical speciality requiring a clinical placement will need to have their application evaluated via telephone/video conference with relevant School of Nursing staff
- IELTS: overall bandscore of 7.0 and score of 7.0 in all sub bands; or equivalent. The Occupational English Test (OET) is an accepted English language proficiency test for entry into this program
Additional Entry RequirementsWithin ten days of submitting a SATAC application, applicants must provide all required additional information online directly to the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the following link: http://health.adelaide.edu.au/admissions/gcnurssci/application.html.
Fees and Scholarships
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Indicative annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place: $3,950
Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $16,750
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Career ReadinessThis program provides students with the knowledge to be a Registered Nurse in the area of specialisation.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Specialist Registered Nurse
Degree StructureStudents can undertake this program over one semester of full-time study or one year of part-time study.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study PlanCore Courses - 2 courses
NURSING 6117OL Infection Control Nursing
NURSING 5104OL Microbiology & Epidemiology
and NURSING 6117OL Infection Control Nursing - if studying full-time
AssessmentMay include essays, case studies, discussion board participation, presentations, poster presentations, critiques, portfolios and exams.
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Last updated: Wednesday, 7 Apr 2021