Graduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

Help stop the spread of disease.This specialist program prepares you for advanced practice in infection prevention and control by addressing local, national, and international trends in the communicable diseases and infection. It's the longest running tertiary infection prevention and control education program across Australasia. It combines technical health knowledge with a foundation in advanced research and a critical analysis on how leadership and management skills can be applied to create transformative change in healthcare. You'll gain a foundation in the microbial basis of infection and the sciences of disease, including the mechanisms involved in the breakdown of homeostasis in the human body and their manifestation as a communicable disease. It also includes the epidemiology of classic and contemporary infectious diseases in national and international populations, including surveillance systems for control and prevention. Industry and expert connections Research plays a critical role in the design of evidence-based infection prevention and control measures in health care settings, and this program will provide you with the foundational skills you'll need to interpret research results and to design your own studies that abide by legal and ethical principles. You'll be capable of synthesising findings of research reports as they are applicable to professional practice. Throughout this program you'll learn alongside health graduates and experienced health professionals in interactive learning environments including online seminars and forums. This is a great opportunity to learn from your peers and develop important professional connections. This collaborative learning approach is led by our experienced academics, who are recognized leaders in their fields. Graduate outcomes With a technical understanding of infectious disease and research analysis and design, coupled with a thorough understanding of theory and practice in leadership for healthcare, you will be capable of leveraging your personal influence to foster transformative change within your organization, with those changes guided by proven management strategies. You will be prepared to lead the management and coordination of infection control programs in a range of settings, with a particular emphasis on prevention. FlexibilityStudy anytime, anywhere - This degree is available online through our Digital campus, giving you more room to fit university with your work and social life.Pursue further study The courses in this graduate certificate may be credited towards a related graduate diploma or masters degree. Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past, which will give you an idea of what you can expect.


  • Contemporary Infection Prevention Practices
  • Foundations of Research Inquiry
  • Health Leadership and Management
  • Sciences of Infection and Disease
  • Transforming and Leading Healthcare

Standard entry requirements

Related Bachelor degree or higherProfessional registration and relevant work experience


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study pathways

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

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Online International: $8,250 No
  • Full-time : 0.5 years

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