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Graduate Diploma in Infection Risk Management (Level 7)

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma

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

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


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


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


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

Offered online or partly online


Master of Applied Professional Studies (Infection Prevention and Control)

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.

English Language requirements:

IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5; TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) score of 60 (with a writing score of 18); TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) score of 550 (with an essay score of 5.0 TWE); Cambridge English Qualifications: B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill; OET: Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests; PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42.

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