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


On 27 June 2017, all current Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) Board Directors were advised that as per the ACIPC Constitution the term as a Board Director will conclude at the ACIPC Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday 21 November 2017 commencing at 5pm, during the Annual Conference.

Current Board Directors were requested to indicate intention to seek re-election for a further term as an ACIPC Board Director by 7 July 2017.  The email response indicating the Board Director’s intention to seek re-election is deemed equivalent to a nomination from the Director.

All members of the ACIPC were given notice of the date of the AGM in the September 2017 e-Newsletter. The e-Newsletter included a link to the ACIPC Constitution and the upcoming nomination and election process for Board Directors.

The purpose of this email is to remind members of the AGM and call for nominations for Board Director. An electronic nomination form can be downloaded here. Nominations will close on 30 October 2017.

An electronic ballot form will be sent to members on 1 November 2017 that will include the nominees name and instructions for voting.

Voting will close on 14 November 2017. The Executive Management Team will review the nominations and prepare the next steps dependent on the number of nominations received. If the number of nominations including nominations from current Board Directors matches the available Board Director positions a resolution will be presented at the AGM.

Should the number of nominations exceed the available Board Director positions a process for voting will be determined and enacted at the AGM.

As I wrote last month and it is worthwhile reinforcing, ACIPC belongs to you, our members, and the success of our College is determined by the dedication and commitment of all members. I encourage all members to consider the opportunity presented in the election of ordinary members and office bearers.

Yours in infection prevention and control,

President Ramon Z. Shaban CICP-E


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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Notice of ACIPC AGM and Board Director Nominations

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International Infection Prevention Week Oct 15-21
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Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

The 2017 ACIPC International Conference Sponsor and Exhibitor prospectus is available with packages selling quickly. We’d like to extend our sincere

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ACSQHC’s CARAlert report provides current data on organisms with critical antimicrobial resistance. Read the report here.      

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2017 ACIPC International Conference

Colleagues, On behalf of the Board of Directors, it gives me great pleasure to invite you to join us for

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