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HLTINF006 and HLTINF007

Infection Control Training Plus

Introducing our Infection Control Training Plus Course, specifically designed for administrators and non-medical personnel providing vital information about infection prevention and control procedures.

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1 Module

Full time or
Part time

Payment options
available

Certificate on
Completion

Nationally
recognised

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

Effective infection prevention and control practices reduce the risk of transmission of infections between patients, healthcare workers and others in the healthcare setting. This Nationally Accredited program will equip you with the expertise to integrate these protocols into your work practices and monitor workplace performance.

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Quick Facts

Duration

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

Delivery

Online with 24/7 access to your course

Fees & Funding

$395 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 infection control training, you will:

What you’ll earn

You will receive a certificate of completion and statement of attainment upon successful completion of this course. This training provides all essential frontline workers with the knowledge and skills to implement infection prevention and control procedures in their workplace. Specifically those within:

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the principles and importance of infection prevention and control. This includes learning about:

The chain of infection

Modes of transmission

The role of standard and additional precautions in reducing the spread of infections.

Learn the key obligations of infection prevention and control legislation, standards and guidelines.

Acquire skills in monitoring and evaluating infection control work processes, maintaining clean and contaminated zones, managing exposures and much more.

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. In this unit, you’ll
learn the following:

  • Standard infection prevention and control precautions such as;
    • Hand hygiene practices
    • Using Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
    • Sharps
    • Linen
    • Waste management.
  • Identifying when additional safeguards are required, including droplet and airborne precautions
  • Maintaining clean and contaminated zones
  • Managing exposures
  • Relevant legislation, standards and guidelines
  • Identifying infection hazards in the workplace and assessing their associated risks

HLTINF007 – Implement and monitor infection prevention and control standards, policies and procedures

This unit covers information about infection prevention and control procedures and how to integrate those procedures into work practices and monitor workplace performance.

In this unit, you’ll learn how to:

  • Effectively implement infection prevention policies and procedures
  • Provide instruction about infection prevention and control standards
  • Investigate and report infectious risks and events
  • Monitor infection prevention and control work practice

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 – Written response questions

Product-based assessment – For example, completing a simple risk assessment and creating a measles outbreak response procedure

Direct observation – MAT believes you can benefit from role-playing activities throughout your studies as they are fun, interactive and allow you to collaborate with other participants.

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) to complete their Infection Training Course.

However, as it is self-paced learning, 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 course is delivered through a convenient distance-based online format, allowing students to access our fully accredited course material from any location at any time.

You will need a desktop computer or laptop, an internet connection, an up-to-date browser (such as Internet Explorer 8+, Chrome, or Firefox), functional audio (microphone), and a camera or webcam to participate in the online course.

Furthermore, students should have access to suitable facilities and equipment to demonstrate the following skills effectively:

  • Proper hand hygiene
  • Appropriate disposal of clinical and general waste
  • Correct usage of personal protective equipment (including gloves, gown, mask, and
    eye protection)
  • Thorough cleaning of medical or client care equipment as well as 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: $395

Payment can be made in full on enrollment.

Please enquire for pricing for employer group bookings of 6 or more.

Of course. MAT provides fully accredited training ranging from Certificate III to Diploma level qualifications in Health Administration. Additionally, we offer a variety of specialised short courses tailored to industry needs. As a bonus, our successful students receive exclusive discounts on our courses (excluding funded courses). Plus, if you’ve already completed specific units with MAT, we’ll apply credit transfers, ensuring you don't pay for or repeat any units you’ve already mastered.

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