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.

Firstly, congratulations to all members who have been successful in their application for credentialling with the College. The number of credentialed members continues to grow, testament to the value and credibility of the process. The ACIPC Board of Directors met on 18 July 2018 and approved recommendations from the Credentialling and Professional Standards Committee for the following members. Nicole Tolhurst is the latest member to become credentialled. Nicole has earned the post nominal CIPC A. Anne Whitfield and Mary Williman were successful in their applications for credentialling, both at the Expert level, congratulations Anne and Mary.

The membership renewal continues – thank you to all who have joined or renewed and a gentle reminder to those who haven’t done so, no time like the present! The membership category of Fellow was introduced at the Annual Conference in 2017. Fellowship of the College is a prestigious member status awarded to Infection Prevention and Control professionals in recognition of significant professional achievement. Fellowship recognizes the experience, contribution and standing of Infection Prevention and Control professionals to the College and to the profession. More information on becoming a Fellow of the College can be found on the website.

Abstracts for the 2018 Annual Conference have closed – the standard of abstracts has been reported as very high, makes for a very exciting line up at the Conference. Hope to see you there.

I am happy to report that our course Foundations for Infection Prevention and Control is progressing well, and students are working through the modules. We have a list of interested students for the next round of the course and we will be in touch with prospective students regarding the next round of enrollments soon. If you or one of your colleagues would like to be notified of the next intake for Foundations, please contact Sara in our National Office –

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.

Connect on Twitter

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. 

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

Dr Joan Faoagali Award winner announced
Apr 5,2018

Dr Joan Faoagali Award winner announced

ACIPC Member Leah Stott is the inaugural recipient of the Dr Joan Faoagali scholarship which awards $1000 for a student

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

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