Infection Prevention and Control Training Package Products

Draft 1 – Open for Consultation

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Practices have come under increasing focus in recent times and particularly in aged care during the period of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Strong stakeholder support for a review of the units of competency relating to IPC implementation was noted during the review of the individual support, aged care and disability support training package products, however, they were not within the scope of that project.

The National Nursing and Midwifery Education Advisory Network (NNMEAN), Chaired by Professor (Practice) Alison McMillan, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, asked the Department of Health and the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) to establish a mechanism to review the:

  • quality of the training in IPC units within the VET nursing education packages; and
  • ensure that the IPC unit content remains contemporary, and evidence based.

SkillsIQ under the direction of the Direct Client Care and Support Industry Reference Committee, coordinated the development of a Case for Change which was approved by the AISC at the February 2022 meeting.

The following Units of Competency, which are housed in the HLT Health Training Package, are included in this Training Package update:

HLT INF 001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 
HLT INF 003 Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures. Draft 1 of the Units of Competency and associated Assessment Requirements is open for public consultation on the SkillsIQ Feedback Forum from Thursday, 28 April 2022 to Thursday, 26 May 2022.

Throughout the consultation period SkillsIQ will also be undertaking a number of activities to engage industry stakeholders and VET professionals in order to gather feedback. These will include a series of national consultation webinars and stakeholder interviews. To attend a webinar, each of which will involve the same presentation, please select the most convenient time and date and register your details by clicking on the link below.  Please register each attendee separately.

Webinar 1: Wednesday, 4th May 2022, 2:00pm – 3:00pm (AEST)
Webinar 2: Friday, 6th May 2022, 1:00pm – 2:00pm (AEST)
Webinar 3: Monday, 9th May 2022, 11:00am – 12:00pm (AEST)
Webinar 4: Tuesday, 17th May 2022, 10:00am – 11:00am (AEST).