The University of Adelaide

Graduate Certificate in Nursing Science - Infection Control

The University of Adelaide

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

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.

Designed for

Nursing graduates with relevant experience


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


  • Nursing-infection control

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants must: be registered, or be eligible for registration, as a nurse in Australia or New Zealand
  • And 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

Study pathways

Programs that lead into this award: Bachelor of Nursing; Programs that you can do on completion of this award: Master of Nursing Science.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace International: $16,750 No
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
  • Part-time : 1 year

Further information

Applicants must submit a Curriculum Vitae along with an 'Additional Information Request Form' that can be accessed from the Adelaide Nursing School website.

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