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 


Welcome to the latest e-Newsletter of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control. There are a number of important items to share with you this month including a further Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control course to commence in late October 2018; commencement of a monthly lunchtime webinar series commencing 31 August 2018.

Changes to Infexion Connexion.

In recent times, there have been a range of formal complaints and expressions of concern to the College Office and individual Board Directors from members, non-member peers within other societies, and others within the wider community about recent commentary within Infexion Connexion. Infexion Connexion is owned, paid for, and operated by ACIPC.

Additionally, members have expressed concern that information posted is not always accurate and can be confusing to novice practitioners where advice is conflicting or lacking in evidence. Also of concern to the ACIPC Board has been reports that members have used language that could be perceived as intimidating to the Moderator about postings on Infexion Connexion.

Each year, the ACIPC Board of Directors undertakes a review of the College functions and resources and in 2018 the Board transitioned the Policy Committee into the Practice Guidance Committee. It is expected in due course that the Practice Guidance Committee will better provide members with up to date relevant information and resources.

Currently, the Infexion Connexion is open to all who express an interest in infection prevention and control at no cost to the individual. However, given the above, the ACIPC Board has determined that membership of Infexion Connexion be unique to ACIPC members as a members-only community.

To ensure the best possible experience for all members, the College has established some basic guidelines for participation.  By joining and using this community, members agree to follow these guidelines and to reserve discussions and shared files and content to those that are best suited to the medium of a list serve.

All subscribers to Infexion Connexion will very soon receive an email outlining the changes and associated timeline. There will also be information about how to access the list for members. For current members it is important to note that access to the list will be via the email address you use for College Communication.

Finally a reminder that the early bird registration for the ACIPC Conference will expire on October 5th. A provisional program is now online and it’s going to be another stimulating and successful conference.

Yours in Infection Prevention and Control

Professor Marilyn Cruickshank  

ACIPC President

Read the latest ACIPC E-Newsletter HERE 


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 Gold Partner GAMA Healthcare Australia.





Please visit our PARTNERS PAGE for details on how your company can work with ACIPC. 

International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) October 14-20
Oct 12,2018

International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) October 14-20

The Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control have partnered with APIC to celebrate International Infection Prevention Week. In recognition of

Short Course in Critical Infection | Sydney NSW
Sep 28,2018

Short Course in Critical Infection | Sydney NSW

SCCI2018, Westmead Hospital |8-9 November The Sydney short course in critical infection will be held in November this year at

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)

Foundations October 2018
Aug 9,2018

Foundations October 2018

Enrolments for ACIPC’s Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control are now open and the course will commence on October 29

Applications open until 21/9/2018
Aug 7,2018

Applications open until 21/9/2018

Do you know someone in our field who possesses incredible enthusiasm, provides inspiration to others even in the most difficult

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

Flu season 2018
Apr 30,2018

Flu season 2018

Visit our Consumer Information Page for the latest on 2018 vaccines and some tips to stay infection-free.    

Apr 19,2018

Meet the inaugural recipients Dr Philip Russo, Sally Havers and Professor Brett Mitchell and find out how members can apply for Fellowship of ACIPC…. Fellowship of

AMR Website
Apr 19,2018

AMR Website

The Department of Health launched a dedicated antimicrobial resistance (AMR) website in November 2017 The Activity and research directory

2018 ACIPC International Conference Brisbane19 – 21 November 2018
Jul 16,2017

2018 ACIPC International Conference Brisbane19 – 21 November 2018

For program updates visit the website Sponsorship of any ACIPC activities does not indicate product endorsement. 

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.

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