Course Overview

Do you work in a public health, clinical health, scientific, or food production environment and need to know about how to prevent and minimise the spread of infection?

Our graduate courses are not only for nurses and other clinical staff, but anyone whose field of work involves the potential for infection transmission, such as scientists, lab technicians or allied health workers.

In this one-year Graduate Diploma you develop your skills and knowledge in microbiology, epidemiology and epidemiological research, and learn best-practice strategies to prevent and minimise the spread of infectious organisms.

Leadership is a strong focus of this course and using evidence-based research, you explore leadership issues and how they relate to the implementation and coordination of infection risk management.

You'll also learn what’s involved in delivering effective monitoring and quality assurance programmes.

If you've already completed the Graduate Certificate in Infection Risk Management, you can finish this course in 19 weeks (full time).

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • Graduate Diploma in Infection Risk Management

Additional awards included:

  • Graduate Certificate in Infection Risk Management
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Study options

1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

Study face-to-face on campus at set times plus online learning

Part-time study available

Total credits 120
StudyLink assistance Available
Indicative Fees $7,802 for domestic students View full fees information
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Career opportunities

Employment in the areas of:

  • public health or health monitoring
  • education
  • science or environmental analysis
  • food production
  • auditing
  • communicable diseases
  • local government
  • as an infection prevention and control clinician

Topics you'll cover

  • Microbiology for Infection Risk Management
  • Epidemiology
  • Fundamentals of Infection Risk Management
  • Leadership of Infection Risk Management
  • Infection Risk Management in Practice
  • Applied Research

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * $7,802 for domestic students

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Student Loans and Allowances

This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.

  • A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
  • A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you're studying. You don't have to pay the money back.

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Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

You must:

  • hold an undergraduate degree in any discipline, OR
  • hold a Level 6 diploma in a relevant field, OR
  • be able to demonstrate equivalent practical, professional or educational experience.

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

English language requirements

IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.

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Course Locations and Intake Information

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Study options

  • 1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
  • Study face-to-face on campus at set times plus online learning
  • Part-time study available

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