Graduate Certificate in Nursing Science (Infection Control Nursing)

Campus Teaching Hospitals
Degree Type Graduate Certificate
Duration 6 months full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GC032
CRICOS N/A

Advanced protection for vulnerable patients

Nurses are highly respected members of the community. They help treat patients in all sorts of medical 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.
  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 3GC032
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Graduate Entry Applicants must:
    1. be registered, or be eligible for registration, as a nurse in Australia or New Zealand, and 2. 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. All applicants must ensure they correctly answer the question relating to Nursing current practising certificate when applying via SATAC. SATAC will attempt to confirm their registration on the online register of the relevant Nurses Board but if SATAC is unable to do so, applicants will be asked to submit a certified copy of their certificate.
    Additional Entry Requirements
    Within ten days of submitting a formal SATAC preference, applicants must provide all required additional information on line directly to the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the following link: http://health.adelaide.edu.au/admissions/gcnurssci/application.html
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GC032

    International applicants

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    Admissions information

    CRICOS Available to non-student visa holder ONLY.
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    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
    Pearsons Overall 65 Reading 65 Listening 65 Speaking 65 Writing 65
    Cambridge 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 Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications Registered (or eligible for registration as a Nurse) in Australia or New Zealand and hold a degree of the Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent or have at least 2 years experience as a Registered Nurse in the field of specialisation to be undertaken.

    *This program is not available to international applicants who hold or require an Australian student visa. International applications will however be accepted from applicants who hold a valid Australian visa permitting study.
    Additional Entry Requirements
    Within ten days of submitting a formal applications, candidates must provide all required additional information on line directly to the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the following link: http://health.adelaide.edu.au/admissions/gcnurssci/application.html

    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $3,287 for 12 units

    International applicants

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    Tuition fees International student place: $16,750 for 12 units

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    This 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.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Potential careers

    Specialist Registered Nurse

  • Degree Structure

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

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

     

    Example Study Plan

    Core Courses - 2 courses

    Semester 1

    Semester 2

    Study Plan

    Assessment

    May include essays, case studies, discussion board participation, presentations, poster presentations, critiques, portfolios and exams.

  • Further Information

    Further enquiries
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Last updated: Tuesday, 15 Jan 2019