Graduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control

Program code

3293

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

0.5 year full-time
1 year part-time

Credit points

40

Indicative fee

$14,750.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Related Bachelor degree or higher
  • Professional registration and relevant work experience

    (more)

6.5

IELTS (Academic) (more)

Commencing in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Why choose this program?

The Griffith Graduate Infection Control Program is the longest running and most successful tertiary infection prevention and control education program across Australasia. This specialist program prepares graduates for advanced practice in infection prevention and control by addressing local, national, and international trends in the communicable diseases and infection.

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
5600 Master of Infection Prevention and Control Online Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
3293 Graduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control (this program) Online Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Note: Progression through this program suite is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.

Attendance information

This Graduate Certificate program is offered part-time only in online mode.

Managing study interruptions

Leave of absence: Students may not take a leave of absence in this program without the prior approval of the Program Director. The Program Director will review applications for leave of absence relative to the maximum time available to complete the program, professional registration requirements and employment requirements (if applicable).

Work-integrated learning

Students undertake a field placement in Infection Prevention and Control within this program.

My career opportunities

Graduates are work ready for the specialist area of infection prevention and control in a range of settings including hospitals, community health, public health, government departments, private consultancies and the wider industry.

The Graduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control is recognised by the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control as a core component of recognition as an Advanced Credentialled Infection Control Professional (CICP-A). The Advanced CICP demonstrates the knowledge, attributes and behaviours in infection control at an advanced level. In practice settings they have leadership responsibility for one or more elements of an infection control program, and work closely with Expert Credentialled Infection Control Professionals to provide guidance and oversight in co-ordinating an entire program. Graduates with accreditation as an Advanced Credentialled Infection Control Professional are professional role models for Primary Infection Control Professionals in accordance with relevant guidelines and the best available evidence. They collaborate with Expert Credentialled Infection Control Professionals in applying core principles to new, unfamiliar or challenging circumstances.

Professional recognition

Pathways to further study

Graduates from the Graduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control may apply for entry to the Master of Infection Prevention and Control (5600).

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Graduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control (3293)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 40cp
2020 Fee Band 29.5 $368.75 $14,750.00
2019 Fee Band 28.0 $350.00 $14,000.00
Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place subject to availability.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

Further information