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Infection Control Course (Healthcare Setting)

Enhance your safety, skill and employability as a healthcare worker by completing our Nationally Accredited HLTINF006 Infection Control Course.

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HLTINF006 infection control

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Course Overview

Course Highlights

Flexible, Online Learning

Dedicated Student Support Team

Fully Qualified Course Trainers

Downloadable Resources (Yours to Keep)

Enhanced Employability & Healthcare Career Opportunities

Mastering infection prevention and control practices is critical in the ongoing battle against the spread of infections among patients, healthcare workers, and other individuals in healthcare settings. This Infection Control Course has been specifically designed for medical administrators and other non-medical personnel who are regularly in close contact with patients and co-workers, as required by their job roles.

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Quick Facts


Part time 8 weeks
Full time 4 weeks (finish earlier if you wish)


Online with 24/7 access to your course

Fees & Funding

$295 Payment via credit card, debit card or bank transfer accepted.
No funding applies to this course.
Group booking - Discounts for 6 or more, enquire for pricing.

Start Date

Any time!

Course Outcomes

What you’ll learn

Via a combination of theory and practical coursework activities, you will gain the necessary skills and knowledge to:

What you’ll earn

You will receive a certificate of completion and statement of attainment upon successful completion of this course. This course provides you with the knowledge and skills required to implement infection prevention and control procedures in your workplace. This knowledge is essential for all non-clinical healthcare workers, but specifically those within:

Gain a better understanding of the types of infectious risks within healthcare.

Learn how to apply basic infection prevention and control principles, including standard precautions such as;

Personal hygiene practices

Hand hygiene

Environmental cleaning

Sharps safety

Effective use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Discover how to identify and respond to situations where transmission-based precautions or enhanced cleaning are required.

Medical practices (GP clinics)

Specialist practices

Radiology facilities (X-ray, Ultrasound, MRI etc.)

Pathology clinics

Skin cancer clinics

Allied health practices (physiotherapy, podiatry and many more).

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of completion and statement of attainment.

Course Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

MAT is committed to providing every enrolled student with the support they need to succeed in their studies. To ensure this, it is necessary for students to have a strong grasp of computer basics and to meet the appropriate proficiency levels in reading, writing, oral communication, and numeracy as outlined in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) for their chosen course. Click here.

All applicants 16 years and over are welcome.

Course structure & fees

HLTINF006 – Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

This unit covers a broad range of topics to enable participants to respond confidently to infection hazards they may encounter while carrying out their daily duties. You’ll learn:

  • The chain of infection and how infection spreads
  • Standard precautions for infection prevention and control including:
    • Personal hygiene practices
    • Hand hygiene practices
    • The use of personal protection equipment (PPE)
    • Sharps management
    • Linen and waste management
  • Identifying when additional precautions are required
    • Segregating patients
    • Droplet and airborne precautions
  • Maintaining clean and contaminated zones
  • Managing exposures
  • Relevant legislation, standards and guidelines
  • Identifying infection hazards in the workplace and assessing risks associated with identified hazards

Medical Administration Training understands the importance of practical experience, so role-playing makes up some of the practical elements of your assessments. Not only are they fun and interactive, but it also gives you the opportunity to collaborate with other participants such as your family, friends or colleagues.

Using different assessment methods allows us to assess different skills. During this course trainers may use any or all of the following:

Question-based assessments – You will be asked to provide written responses to questions.

Product-based assessment – For example, you will be asked to complete a simple risk assessment and record your findings in the risk assessment document.

Direct observation – Trainers will evaluate your practical skills as you engage in actual workplace tasks or simulated role play activities. (Video evidence required)

All assessment tasks are supported with comprehensive instructions and guidance.

All students are allocated 4 weeks (full-time) or 8 weeks (part-time) for course completion. However, as this is a self-paced course, you can complete your course in much less time. As a general guide, we recommend a commitment of 6-8 hours per week for part-time study and 10-20 hours per week for full-time study.

This is a distance-based Infection Control Course. Our fully accredited course material is accessible anywhere and anytime. Students can participate in the infection control training using a Desktop computer or Laptop. You will also need a stable internet connection, an up-to-date browser such as Internet Explorer 8+, Chrome or Firefox, functional audio (microphone) and a camera or webcam on your desktop or laptop.

Students should also be able to access suitable facilities and equipment to demonstrate the following: correct hand hygiene, clinical and general waste disposal, use of PPE (gloves, gown, mask, eye protection) and cleaning of medical or client care equipment and work areas.

You can apply for RPL and Credit Transfers at the time of enrolment or during the course.

Please refer to our student handbook for further information.

Total Course Costs: $295

Payment can be made in full on enrollment.

For employer group bookings of 6 or more, please enquire for pricing.

Absolutely! MAT offers fully accredited training in Certificate III up to Diploma level qualifications in Health Administration. We also offer a number of industry specific short courses. All our successful students are offered further discounts on our courses (not applicable for funded courses). Credit transfers (if applicable) are also applied, meaning you do not pay for or study any units you completed with MAT twice.

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