The College provides professional development to equip individuals and organisations with the skills and knowledge needed to deliver infection prevention and control services.

Annual Conference

Our annual conference is Australasia’s largest meeting of IPC professionals and industry representatives.


Become a ACIPC member to develop your IPC skills and influence IPC practice across Australasia. View member benefits and categories here. 


Credentialling provides a career pathway for IPC professionals as well as recognition for individuals who deal with IPC in their workplace.

From the President



The first meeting of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (the College) Board of Directors was held on 22 and 23 January 2018. The focus of the meeting was twofold: orientation of new Board Directors to the business of the College including the determination of Chair of each of the Board Committees; and formulation of the strategic direction of the College for the next 2 years.

Following wide-ranging discussion, the Board of Directors decided to build on the strategic focus of the past 2 years with some minor amendments to the Strategic Priorities. The 8 Strategic Priorities are:

  • Strengthen our profile, communication and relationships with members, industry and partners;
  • Grow the business and invest in our financial sustainability;
  • Strengthen the reputation and profile of our flagship journal;
  • Strengthen the profile of the ACIPC Credentialing Framework together with the ACIPC Professional Standards;
  • Strengthen the profile of ACIPC Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control course;
  • Expand ACIPC education initiatives, including short courses and accreditation of external courses;
  • Support the growth and profile of the annual ACIPC International Conference; and
  • Maintain best practice governance and business processes.

Regular updates will be provided to you via this newsletter on activities related to the 8 Strategic Priorities. In relation to the strengthening of our profile, communication and relationships with members, industry and partners I am pleased to let you know of our first stakeholder engagement event for 2018. Sponsors of the ACIPC Annual Conference and other key stakeholders will be invited to an evening meeting in late March to meet with some Board Directors and Operations and Marketing Team. This is a great opportunity to build the profile of the College and strengthen our relationship with stakeholders.

Yours in Infection Prevention and Control,

Professor Marilyn Cruickshank

ACIPC President

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The College is the peak body for Infection Prevention and Control professionals in the Australasian region. Our stated vision is the prevention and control of infection in our communities. We commenced in January 2012 bringing together the various State and Territory infection control associations formerly in AICA (The Australian Infection Control Association) to support and encourage collaboration across Australasia.

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Industry Partners

ACIPC is grateful for the support of our industry partners. Please visit our PARTNERS PAGE for details. 

Apply Now: Cardinal Health Infection Control Scholarship 2018
Mar 8,2018

Apply Now: Cardinal Health Infection Control Scholarship 2018

With support from ACIPC, the Cardinal Health 2018 Infection Control Scholarship has been designed to encourage Australian and New Zealand

Register to attend SA State SIG Event March 22 2018
Mar 5,2018

Register to attend SA State SIG Event March 22 2018

In March we are relaunching our SA State Special Interest Group (SIG) where we will have an opportunity to meet

$100 Membership fee
Jan 24,2018

$100 Membership fee

The College is offering a discounted rate of $100 for new members wishing to join ACIPC. This rate will be available

Foundations Enrolments NOW OPEN
Jan 17,2018

Foundations Enrolments NOW OPEN

ACIPC’s Foundations allows participants to apply knowledge to their own practice and is a key component to achieving the ACIPC

Medtronic Infection Control Scholarship 2017 – Successful Projects
Dec 12,2017

Medtronic Infection Control Scholarship 2017 – Successful Projects

A total of seventeen projects were submitted for review for the 2017 Medtronic Infection Control Scholarship Program. The projects covered

New guidelines keep Australia ahead of superbug threat
Aug 22,2017

New guidelines keep Australia ahead of superbug threat

The Gastroenterological Society of Australia has unveiled new guidelines to further bolster infection control in endoscopy, which aim to provide

Quiz: How to Avoid a Hospital Infection
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Quiz: How to Avoid a Hospital Infection

Do you know how to avoid picking up a potentially deadly bug at the hospital? Take this QUIZ, from Consumer

2018 ACIPC International Conference
Jul 16,2017

2018 ACIPC International Conference

Brisbane QLD 19 – 21 November 2018 For more information visit the website Sponsorship of any ACIPC activities does

Infexion Connexion

Join ACIPCs discussion list and participate in the IPC conversation. Email with the subject SUBSCRIBE in the body of the message or join via the link below. This is a fully moderated discussion list and you do not need to be an ACIPC member to join. For help email 

ACIPC Journal

The College’s journal, Infection, Disease and Health, publishes original research into infectious diseases, old and new, emerging and endemic, with a focus on the interface between human, animal and environmental factors.


A key strategic focus of the College is to enable members to identify areas for research that will lead to improved knowledge; evidence based education and practice and improved outcomes. Find out more about our funding opportunities and research grants. 

Consumer Information

Helpful fact sheets and useful tips for infection prevention and control in the home and in healthcare facilities.

Become an ACIPC Member

Join Australasia's Peak IPC Body

Membership to the College provides an opportunity to ‘influence’ practice by discussing ideas, and projects and supporting each other through the Special Interest Groups and Infexion Connexion.

The diversity of our members means the College is able to contribute to the vision of helping to improve, strengthen and support infection prevention and control, provide essential educational material and tools and, to share experience and expertise amongst those in developing countries and poorly resourced environments.

Benefits of ACIPC Membership