1 to 1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time
$12,500.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual fee
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.
The Master of Infection Prevention and Control offers a range of different durations depending on your previous studies:
|If you have:||You may be eligible to complete this program in:|
|Bachelor, related discipline||1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Graduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent (with 40 credit points of advanced standing)|
|5600||Master of Infection Prevention and Control (this program)||Online||Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3|
|3293||Graduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control||Online||Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3|
Note: Progression through this program suite is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.
This program is offered full-time and part-time in online mode only.
To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
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).
Students undertake field placement within Infection Prevention and Control settings during the program.
Graduates are recognised for their expertise and ability to apply specialist and expert infection prevention and control knowledge and skills in a range of settings. The Master of Infection Prevention and Control is recognised by the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control as a core component of recognition as an Expert Credentialled Infection Control Professional (CICP-E). The Expert CICP is able to plan, implement, review and evaluate comprehensive infection control programs, apply core principles to challenging circumstances and generate new evidence for practice. Graduates with accreditation as an Expert Credentialled Infection Control Professional are leaders in knowledge generation and contribute to the evolution of the discipline of infection control. They act as professional role models and mentors to Primary and Advanced Infection Control Professionals in accordance with relevant guidelines and the best available evidence.
The Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) recognises graduates of this award.
Students who complete the dissertation component will have a pathway to Higher Degree Research study. Graduates who wish to continue on to Higher Degree Research study and have not completed the dissertation component will be able to apply for entry to the Graduate Diploma of Health Research (4161) which provides the necessary preparation for entry into the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programs.
The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points.
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.
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee 80cp|
|2020||FEE BAND 12.5||$156.25||$12,500.00|
|2019||Fee Band 12.0||$150.00||$12,000.00|
If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.