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

From the President 


I hope that each of you had an enjoyable, relaxing festive season and Happy New Year and that you’re refreshed and ready for the opportunities and growth of 2019.


The College is continuing our work to promote infection prevention and control through education at all levels and providing our members with a variety of educational opportunities.

Our Education Team, Sue & Fiona have opened registrations for the next Foundations in Infection Prevention and Control program to commence in May 2019, allowing you time to plan your calendar to fit in this important course. You can register here now and please note, we have payment plans available.

We are starting the year off with both a Industry Masterclass and an Industry Networking event in Sydney on Thursday 28 February and I hope to see many of our industry partners there. The College have always welcomed the collaboration with our industry partners as we all work together to continually improve infection prevention and control.

The workshop will cover the key principles and foundations of infection prevention and control, governance arrangements for infection prevention and control and antimicrobial resistance in Australia and update on the NSQHS Standard: Preventing and Controlling Healthcare-associated Infection and information about significant resources available to support infection prevention and control.

The College’s premier educational event every year is our conference, with our Conference and Scientific Organising Committee already well underway with planning the 2019 offering in Perth, 18-20 November. Sally Havers, the Chair of the Committee, brought us a wonderful 2018 Conference and I know she’ll do so again this year.

Book flights early to save:  The website will be open and taking registrations very soon – but flights from the east coast are good value at the moment, so think about booking them now to enjoy the savings – we have.

Vale Reg Whiteley – a pioneer in infection prevention

It is with a sad heart that i advise Reg Whiteley passed away on 21 December 2018. Reg was a strong supporter of infection prevention and improving cleaning in the healthcare settings for more than 40 years and I know many of you would have known, or known of, Reg. You can hear more about Reg’s story in the article below.

The College sent condolences to Reg’s family on behalf of all of our members.


Did you enjoy reading your journal over the summer?  If you didn’t receive your copy check your address on our dataset is up-to-date and if you’ve lost your copy, login and read it online.

Happy reading.

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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ACIPC is grateful for the support of our Gold Partner GAMA Healthcare Australia.





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Jan 16,2019

Vale Mr Reg Whiteley 24th January 1926 – 21st December 2018

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Mr Reg Whiteley. Reg had a long and distinguished

$100 Membership
Jan 10,2019

$100 Membership

From January 2019, we are offering $100 standard membership. This is a pro rata rate that will expire EOFY. This

2019 date announced | Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control
Dec 20,2018

2019 date announced | Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control

We are pleased to announce that the next Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control course will commence May 1st, 2019.

Dec 4,2018


Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing problem globally and untreatable infections due to resistant organisms are becoming increasingly common. The

2018 ACIPC Conference | Best Poster Winner: Joshua Philp
Nov 29,2018

2018 ACIPC Conference | Best Poster Winner: Joshua Philp

The T.R.Y Project: The Sutherland Hospital Emergency Department Congratulations to Joshua Philp who was awarded the best poster (delegates choice)

2018 ACIPC Conference | Best Poster Winner: Brendon Heley
Nov 29,2018

2018 ACIPC Conference | Best Poster Winner: Brendon Heley

Enhancing hand hygiene practice in the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) 2018 Congratulations to Brendon Heley who was awarded the

8th International ACIPC Conference: Perth 2019
Nov 8,2018

8th International ACIPC Conference: Perth 2019

The Conference Scientific Organising Committee are seeking speaker recommendations and EOIs for the 2019 program. Please email Sponsorship of

ASID 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting
Sep 11,2018

ASID 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting

“Topical and tropical infectious diseases” Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin, NT 16-18 May, 2019 The Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID)

Statement: Hand Hygiene Auditing in Australia
Jul 4,2018

Statement: Hand Hygiene Auditing in Australia

Please visit the College Position Statements page to view a letter from Professor Marilyn Cruickshank in response to several recent posts

Infexion Connexion

Members can join ACIPCs discussion list and participate in the IPC conversation. This is a fully moderated discussion list. Info and guidelines are here. 

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