Who is this course for?

This is a short course designed for all front line workers including individuals working in health and direct client care contexts. This Nationally Recognised unit of competency provides organisations and learners with the opportunity to take a pro-active approach to preventing the spread of infection.

The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.

What qualifications will I receive?

At the successful completion of the training program, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification HLTINFCOV001 Comply with Infection Prevention and Control Policies and Procedures or HLTINF001 Comply with InfectionPrevention and Control Policies and Procedures depending upon enrolment.

What will I learn?

Follow standard and additional precautions for infection prevention and control

  • Follow hand hygiene practices in accordance with organisations policies and procedures
  • Implement hand care procedures and cover cuts and abrasions
  • Follow organisation procedures for choice and use of personal protection equipment
  • Follow procedures for respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette
  • Follow procedures for environmental cleaning
  • Follow procedures for handling, transporting and processing of linen in a manner that controls the spread of infection
  • Follow procedures for disposal of contaminated waste
  • Follow procedures for handling and cleaning client equipment that prevents skin and mucous membrane exposures, contamination of clothing, and transfer of pathogens
  • Identify and respond to situations where additional precautions may be required to prevent transmission of infection

Identify infection hazards and assess risks

  • Identify infection hazards associated with own role and work environment
  •  Identify own areas of responsibility in relation to infection prevention and control
  • Assess risk by determining the likelihood and severity of harm from identified hazards.
  • Document and report activities and tasks that put self, clients, visitors and/or other workers at risk
  • Identify appropriate control measures to minimise risk in accordance with organisations procedures

Follow procedures for managing risks associated with specific hazards

  • Follow protocols for care after exposure to blood or other body fluids as required
  • Place appropriate signs when and where appropriate
  • Remove spills in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organisation
  • Minimise contamination of materials, equipment and instruments by aerosols and splatter
  • Identify, separate and maintain clean and contaminated zones
  • Confine records, materials and medicaments to a well-designated clean zone
  • Confine contaminated instruments and equipment to a well-designated contaminated zone

Eligibility and Prerequisites

  • All candidates must supply a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Available at www.usi.gov.au.
  • All candidates must be either an Australian Citizen, permanent resident, NZ citizen, or a humanitarian visa holder
  • All candidates must provide 100 points of Identification
  • All candidates should have a level of understanding about COVID-19 (e.g. what they can do to prevent the spread, what policies and procedures their organisation has in place, how to wear a face mask correctly)
  • Students must complete the online theory exam before attending.

How is the course delivered?

The course is delivered as mixed learning:

  • Online pre-learning and reading of 4 hours
  • Face-to-face training and assessment of 2.5 hours

Course Duration

The duration of this course is a minimum 6.5 hours of mixed learning.


$129. This includes: All course materials, face-to-face training and assessment, equipment used as part of the training. There are no other fees associated with the training program. All fees must be paid in advance of training or assessments.

How to Apply

To apply for this course, please contact Affirm Training on 9699 7711, email info@affirmtraining.com.au or apply below.

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