Infection Prevention and Control Training


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Overview | Infection Prevention and Control Training

Infection Prevention and Control Training is a vital program designed to equip professionals across various industries with the essential skills and knowledge required to effectively manage infection risks and ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.

Our Infection Prevention and Control Training covers critical aspects of identifying infection risks, understanding industry-specific best practices, and implementing effective infection control measures. This comprehensive training aims to create a culture of safety and health that not only meets regulatory requirements but also fosters a proactive approach to preventing infections in the workplace.

Key Features of Our Infection Prevention and Control Training:

  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Our training includes a detailed exploration of infection prevention strategies, hygiene practices, risk management, and emergency response procedures.
  • Industry-Specific Modules: Tailored content for sectors such as healthcare, waste management, cleaning services, food industry, hospitality, education, transportation, and more.
  • Expert Instructors: Learn from experienced professionals who provide practical insights and real-world applications.
  • Interactive Learning: Engage in hands-on sessions, case studies, and interactive discussions to enhance understanding and retention.
  • Compliance and Best Practices: Ensure your organisation meets regulatory standards and implements the best practices for infection control.

Training Structure:

Our Infection Prevention and Control Training is structured to demystify the complexities of infection control, making it accessible and understandable for participants from various organisational roles. Through interactive sessions, case studies, and practical exercises, attendees will learn how to:

  • Navigate the infection control regulatory framework.
  • Identify relevant infection control obligations for their specific work environment.
  • Apply best practices for infection risk management.
  • Develop and implement effective infection control policies and procedures.
  • Conduct regular infection control audits.
  • Engage in continuous improvement processes to enhance workplace health and safety standards.

Who Benefits from Infection Prevention and Control Training?

Our Infection Prevention and Control Training is designed to address the unique infection risks present in various industries. Recognising the distinct challenges each sector faces, our training program equips professionals with the necessary skills and knowledge to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.

Our Infection Prevention and Control Training is ideal for professionals in:

  • Healthcare
  • Waste Management
  • Cleaning Services
  • Food Industry
  • Hospitality
  • Childcare and Education
  • Transportation
  • Public Services
  • Construction and Maintenance
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Beauty and Personal Care
  • Laboratories and Research Facilities
  • Retail

Benefits of Our Training:

  • Enhanced Safety: Minimise infection risks and maintain a healthy environment.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensure adherence to health and safety regulations.
  • Improved Skills: Gain practical knowledge and skills that are immediately applicable in the workplace.
  • Cross-Industry Relevance: Learn techniques and practices beneficial across various sectors.

Why Choose Our Infection Prevention and Control Training?

Whether you are part of the management team, a health and safety officer, or a frontline worker, this training will empower you to contribute significantly to creating a safer and more compliant workplace. The skills and knowledge gained from this training are invaluable assets for any organisation striving to uphold the highest standards of workplace health and safety.


Students who are deemed competent will receive a Statement of Attainment, which is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This training is nationally recognised:

Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd (RTO45803) is responsible under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 for the quality of the training and assessment being delivered in this course and for the issuance of all AQF certificates.

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Course Fees

  • Individuals: Available in Distance (Online) mode for $330 (GST exempt) with flexible payment terms available. Includes provision of sharps and biohazard kits.
  • Group Bookings: Contact us to discuss a customised quote.

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Payment Information

  • Individuals: Ready to dive in? Payment is required upfront to secure your spot.
  • Group Bookings: Tailored to suit you. We’ll arrange payment terms that work for both us and your team.

This course can be delivered/assessed in the workplace, online, or at a facility organised by Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd (RTO 45803).

Course Duration & Modes

  • Face to Face Training: 8-hour intensive, hands-on session.
  • Enhanced Online Mode: Flexible self-paced online learning with a 2-hour in-person assessment.
  • Blended/Refresher Training: Mix of online pre-learning and 5-hour practical session, ideal for skill updates.
  • Distance Mode: Online self-paced learning and assessment. 12 months to complete.

Our detailed Infection Prevention and Control Training outline ensures a thorough grasp of:

Understanding Infectious Agents and Hazards:

    • Common Sharps And Infectious Waste
    • Agents Of Infection
    • Viruses
    • Bacteria
    • Fungi
    • Parasites
    • Prions
    • Communicable Disease Survival Time
    • Common Infection-Related Hazards

Infection Transmission and Risk Assessment:

    • Chain Of Infection
    • Sources Of Infectious Agents
    • Modes Of Transmission
    • Host Factors
    • Paths Of Transmission
    • Risk Of Acquisition
    • Sources Of Infecting Micro-Organisms
    • Types Of Carriers

Precautions and Personal Health Measures:

    • Precautions And Control Measures
    • Standard Precautions
    • Transmission Based Precautions
    • Personal Health And Hygiene
    • Respiratory Hygiene And Cough Etiquette
    • Hand Hygiene
    • Social Distancing Measures

Organisational Safety and Compliance:

    • Organisational Procedures
    • Identifying Hazards
    • Assessing Risk
    • Infection Prevention And Control Measures
    • Reporting Hazards
    • Escalating Hazard Prevention
    • Identifying And Correcting Non-Compliances

Personal Protective Equipment and Incident Management:

    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Sourcing PPE
    • Inspecting PPE
    • Responding To Incidents
    • 3-Zone Approach
    • Incident Signage And Barricading
    • Spill Control Procedures
    • Sharps Control Procedures
    • Incident Reporting
    • Manufacturer Guidelines

Waste Management and Environmental Cleaning:

    • Transporting Infectious And Contaminated Waste
    • Preventing Exposure And Transfer Of Pathogens
    • Limiting Contamination Of Equipment And Resources
    • Controlling The Spread Of Infection
    • Disposing Of Infectious And Contaminated Waste
    • Waste Segregation
    • Waste Disposal
    • Environmental Cleaning
    • Procedure For Environmental Cleaning
    • Frequency Of Environmental Cleaning
    • Maintaining Designated Areas

Documentation and Exposure Response:

    • Document Handling
    • Responding To Exposure
    • Exposure Response Procedures
    • Needle-Stick Injury Response Procedure

Assessment Methods

We provide a well-rounded assessment process that encompasses both practical tasks and scenarios, as well as written theory assessments, throughout the training. This comprehensive approach ensures a thorough evaluation of your skills and knowledge, allowing you to demonstrate your competency in real-world application and theoretical understanding.

Specific assessment tasks to be undertaken include:

  • Knowledge Assessment
  • Respond to a Contaminated Sharps Incident – Practical
  • Respond to an Infectious Waste Incident – Practical
  • Observe and Respond to Non-Compliance – Practical
  • Respond to Exposure – Practical

Entry Requirements

  • Pre-Course Study: Depending on the course mode, online pre-course work may be required before the face-to-face session.
  • Online Study Requirements: A computer, smartphone, tablet, or similar device with internet access is needed for online or pre-course studies.

For comprehensive details on your rights and responsibilities, including our complaints and appeals process, kindly refer to the Pre-Enrolment Participant Handbook on our website.

We’re committed to fostering an enriching learning environment. Key to this is understanding your Language, Literacy, Numeracy (LLN), and Digital Literacy skills, essential for your course success.

  • LLN Evaluation Verification

  • Digital Literacy Checklist

  • Formal LLN Evaluation

    • Tailored Support: If required, you can complete our Formal LLN Evaluation online, helping us understand your skill levels for personalised support.

These tools ensure you start your course with all the support you need for a successful learning journey. For any questions or extra assistance, feel free to contact our support team at [email protected].


Pre-Enrolment Participant Handbook

Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd (RTO 45803) offers a detailed pre-enrolment participant handbook for those interested in our programs. This handbook helps you understand your rights when you enrol with us.

We advise you to read and understand the handbook thoroughly before enrolling in any nationally accredited training program offered by Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd. This ensures you are well-informed about the enrolment process and the program details.

If there is anything in the handbook where you require further clarification, please do not hesitate to call Intrinsic Safety on 1300 990 336 and one of our friendly team members will be more than happy to assist you.

LLN and Digital Literacy

You can complete these activities, using the links below now, or once you have enrolled:

  • LLN Evaluation: It’s important for us to understand your language, literacy, and numeracy skills to best support your learning. Please complete the LLN Evaluation Verification, accessible HERE.
  • Digital Literacy Checklist: To ensure you’re prepared for our digital learning environment, please fill out the Pre-Enrolment Digital Literacy Checklist available HERE.
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