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Wanting to learn more about the growing global threats of healthcare-associated infection and communicable diseases?

This is the longest running and most successful tertiary infection prevention and control program across Australasia. You’ll learn from international experts in infection prevention and control who practise what they teach. It's a degree informed by the latest evidence-based knowledge, ensuring you’re prepared to lead practice.

Infection prevention and control professionals establish, manage, and lead effective infection control and prevention programs that deliver high quality and safe healthcare across a variety of settings. These include acute, community and population-based settings, including hospitals, extended care and residential care facilities. In addition, infection prevention and control professionals make important contributions to the development of policy, standards, and guidelines for practice in healthcare locally, nationally and internationally.

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.

1 year part-time
  • Related Bachelor degree or higher, or
  • Professional registration and relevant work experience
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Start date More start dates may be available, see full degree listing for details.
Trimester 1 - 8 Mar 2021
Time commitment
10 hours a week per course
Commonwealth Supported Eligible students can defer their degree contribution with a HECS-HELP loan.
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24/7 Library resources
24/7 IT support
24/7 Tutoring access
Online Some courses may require attending a supervised exam. View the course listing for details.

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