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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 046111B

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.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 3GC032
    Mid-year entry Subject to availability
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only

    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

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 046111B
    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 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    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.
    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 fee International student place: $16,500 for 6 months

    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

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • 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

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Last updated: Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017