Graduate Certificate in Transfusion Practice

      Course overview

      • 1 year part time
      • Online
      • Available to domestic and international students.
      • Start Year Intake - March


      Please note: This course has been discontinued and is no longer accepting applications. For further information about transfusion education, please contact Blood Matters by email:

      Nurses, midwives, scientists and medical staff responsible for patient blood management and the safety of blood and blood products need a highly specific body of knowledge. The Graduate Certificate in Transfusion Practice will equip you with advanced knowledge and skills to assist your work in this area.

      Running since 2003, this course has been developed by subject matters experts across Australia. It has been tailored to the needs of healthcare professionals working in areas of transfusion practice or blood management and is endorsed by the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) Academy.

      The Graduate Certificate builds on the skills and knowledge gained in the Specialist Certificate in Blood Management Foundations to help you cultivate an understanding of advanced concepts in blood management.

      Delivered 100% online, the course is designed to fit around the busy schedules of practising health professionals.

      Course aims 

      This course is delivered in partnership with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria under the auspices of the Blood Matters Program. Blood Matters aims to support and enhance best practice in blood management, which includes patient blood management (PBM), the stewardship of blood and blood products and transfusion practice, for improved patient outcomes in Victorian health services.

      The Graduate Certificate in Transfusion Practice aims to provide a framework for participants to effectively contribute to achieving best transfusion practice and blood management across laboratories and health services, and translate national best-practice guidelines into everyday patient care and transfusion practice.

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