Comply with Infection Prevention and Control Policies and Procedures

Enhance your understanding and skills in infection prevention and control with the nationally recognized HLTINFCOV001 – Comply with Infection Prevention and Control Policies and Procedures. This course is designed for individuals across various industries, emphasizing the importance of implementing standard and transmission-based precautions to manage and mitigate infection risks effectively.

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    Gain expertise in Infection Prevention

    By studying this entry-level infection control course, you will gain the necessary skills to ensure your workplace is COVID compliant. With this course, you will learn how to control and limit infections, techniques for surface cleaning, and identify risks and hazards. This COVID prevention course is suitable for anyone and can be studied using our online e-learning platform, alongside your usual work activities and within a six-month period.


    • Self-paced online study that you can complete as you have the time.
    • Learn skills and knowledge that are useful for many customer-facing employees.
    • Gain a certificate relevant to many workplaces as you learn useful skills that can be used in numerous industries.
    • A unit that counts towards a nationally-recognised skill-set or qualification.
    • A work placement so that you can put the skills you have been learning into action in a real work environment.
    • Assessments to show that you have learnt the required course materials.
    • You’ll have a 6-month window to complete the self-paced HLTINFCOV001 – Comply with Infection Prevention and Control Policies and Procedures,. With our online eLearning platform, you can complete the course at any pace you like, provided that you finish it within six months from your start date. This allows you to study at your own pace while completing other studies or while you work.

    Enjoy Learning at Your Own Pace with Expert Support

    Your online learning platform is designed to take you through the course material so you can easily check your progress, find your place and get in contact with your course tutor.

    Ready to fast track to your new career? With this online course, you can study 24-7 if that suits you!

    Gain this qualification while you are still working or around your routine. Online study is perfect because your progress is tracked and you can pick up where you left off any time.

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    Topics Covered

    This infection control course is a single unit that can be combined with additional units of study to complete a skill set or a full qualification. In this unit, you will learn about:

    • hand hygiene and care of hands
    • use of personal protective equipment
    • handling of waste
    • enforcing clean and contaminated zones
    • limitation of contamination
    • surface cleaning for infection control
    • identification of infection hazards and assessment of risks
    • best practice virus and bacteria infection and control
    • where to find reliable and trustworthy information
    • practical applications of infection control procedures to various industries

    Upon successful completion, you will receive a statement of attainment in HLTINFCOV001 – Comply with Infection Prevention and Control Policies and Procedures.

    Course Outcomes

    Upon completing the HLTINFCOV001 – Comply with Infection Prevention and Control Policies and Procedures course, you will be equipped with the crucial skills and knowledge necessary to implement and follow infection control policies and procedures in a variety of health care settings. This vital unit of competency is recognized across Australia, emphasizing the importance of maintaining high standards of hygiene and infection control practices to protect the health and safety of patients, clients, and healthcare workers. It is particularly relevant for individuals working in direct contact with patients or clients in a health or community service context.

    • Understand and apply the principles of infection prevention and control, including the transmission and minimization of infection risks.
    • Use personal protective equipment (PPE) correctly and perform hand hygiene techniques according to established guidelines.
    • Identify and respond to infection risks within a healthcare setting, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions.
    • Manage spills of blood and other body fluids promptly and safely.
    • Clean and disinfect work areas and equipment to prevent the spread of infections.
    • Dispose of clinical and non-clinical waste in a safe manner according to relevant guidelines and procedures.
    • Follow protocols for the sterilization or reprocessing of equipment and instruments within clinical settings.
    • Promote and educate others about infection prevention and control measures.
    • Implement and support organisational infection prevention strategies and improvement initiatives.

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      As this course is just one unit, you can combine it with other units to complete a qualification that can enable you to get a job in the health industry. On its own, the unit can be useful in customer-facing roles. However, to further increase your career prospects, you should combine it with more study into a qualification that employers are looking for.

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