- Online: February, July
6 months full-time
or part-time equivalent
AQF level 7 bachelor degree in medical, nursing or other relevant health professional qualification; or at least five years' experience in a health profession
Make a significant contribution to the health of patients, staff, and the general public with the Graduate Certificate of Infection Control at JCU. Advance your career in healthcare with the flexibility to continue working while you study.
You will learn infection prevention and control in a variety of health contexts including rural, remote and Indigenous settings in developed and developing countries. Exercise your professional judgement as you design, implement, and evaluate infection management strategies.
Develop the expertise to analyse data and find solutions to complex problems. JCU Infection Control graduates have the specialised knowledge and technical skills needed to successfully manage a variety of health care risks.
Consult the handbook for more information.
Inherent requirements are the identified abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours that must be demonstrated, during the learning experience, to successfully complete a course. These abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours preserve the academic integrity of the University’s learning, assessment, and accreditation processes, and where applicable, meet the standards of a profession. For more information please review the inherent requirements for the Graduate Certificate of Infection Control.
JCU Infection Control graduates have a broad range of health care skills that enable them to contribute valuably to the field of infection control.
Graduates go on to work in public and private hospitals, aged care settings, education programs, and policy development in metropolitan, regional, and rural settings.
You could find employment as a health care administrator, infection control advisor in governmental settings, Clinical Nurse in Infection Control, project officer, or policy officer. Upon graduation you will be eligible for entry into the Graduate Diploma of Nursing or Master of Nursing.
Information valid for students commencing in 2023
Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)
Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in medical, nursing or other relevant health professional qualification; or at least five years' experience in a health profession.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3a – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Additional selection requirements
It is recommended that applicants have completed a minimum of one year of graduate experience (or part-time equivalent) in a health-related field.
Information published by JCU or otherwise made available to students when applying, may specify additional criteria to be considered in ranking applicants in order of merit if the number of applications exceeds a quota or other limit on the places made available for the course. Information provided by applicants during the application process and any other information obtained by JCU in the application process may be used by JCU to rank applicants in order of merit by reference to those additional criteria.
Special admission requirements
For mixed delivery option, computer and internet access is required.
January 1 or June 1 of each year. Students can commence in February or July.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
12 credit points
Course learning outcomes
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Infection Control will be able to:
Inherent requirements are the identified abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours that must be demonstrated, during the learning experience, to successfully complete a course. These abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours preserve the academic integrity of the University's learning, assessment, and accreditation processes, and where applicable, meet the standards of a profession. For more information please visit: Postgraduate Nursing Science.
All JCU students have the opportunity to demonstrate, with reasonable adjustments where applicable, the inherent requirements for their course. For more information please visit: Student Disability Policy and Procedure.
HS5555:03 Infection Prevention and Control in Health Care Settings
NS5331:03 Effective Clinical Governance
TM5515:03 Epidemiology for Public Health
Select 3 credit points of any NS, HS and TM level 5 or level 6 subjects
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
6 months full-time or 1 year part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Professional accreditation requirements
Supplementary exam for final subject
Students may apply for a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure
6 credit points
Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 13 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF INFECTION CONTROL
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not include majors
Exit with lesser award
Students who complete this course are eligible for entry to the Graduate Diploma of Nursing or Master of Nursing and may be granted credit for subjects completed under this course.
Students may receive an Award of Recognition in accordance with the Recognition of Academic Excellence Procedure
Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.
Graduate Certificate of Infection Control Graduate
Infection prevention and control is an underpinning core value that all nurses should have and it can set you apart in the workforce. It provides a huge range of knowledge and skills regardless of your nursing area. The most valuable thing within the course is the relationship you develop with your lecturers and tutors
Course Coordinator, Graduate Certificate of Infection Control
The Graduate Certificate of Infection Control has a rural, remote, and tropical focus on top of the baseline requirements that infection control professionals have to plan for. With work-integrated assessment students can develop a plan for infection control and apply it to their current health facility straight away.