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



I am very proud to announce the membership of the College has reached just over 1000, 1006 to be exact. This is a fantastic achievement for the College both professionally and financially. I welcome all new members, particularly the 100 who have joined during the latest membership drive, we look forward to a long and productive association and encourage you to renew your membership at the end of this financial year. 

On 27 March 2018 the College signed contracts with Education Consultants, Ms Fiona Gotterson and Ms Sue Greig. The College is very much looking forward to developing the educational platform and engagement with members to add further value and support to all members. The appointment of the education consultants is a slight change from the past and is in line with the strategic goals of the College. This is a very exciting time. 

The College held an industry engagement event in late March for those partners who sponsor ACIPC activities. It was a very successful evening with over 40 stakeholders attending. I was very pleased to announce at the event that GAMA Healthcare is now a Gold sponsorship partner, we are looking forward to working with GAMA and all partners.

On Monday 23 April 2018 the Executive Management Team and Education Consultants will meet to discuss, develop and refine the strategic direction and plans for education activities for the remainder of this financial year and for the next year. 

The Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control Course commenced on 4 April and enrolments close tomorrow – we have over 60 students commencing, and we wish them all the very best in their studies.

The National Health and Medical Research Council have invited consultation for the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (the draft Guidelines). There are many ways to become engaged including committee membership and I strongly encourage you to check out the links in our April E-Newsletter. 

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. 

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

SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands 5 May 2018
Apr 19,2018

SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands 5 May 2018

The WHO Save Lives: Clean your Hands Campaign is coming up on the 5th May, 2018….Every year on the 5 May,

ACIPC Members invited to review Draft Guidelines
Apr 19,2018

ACIPC Members invited to review Draft Guidelines

You are invited to review the draft revised Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (the

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

Deadline Extended: Cardinal Health Infection Control Scholarship 2018
Mar 8,2018

Deadline Extended: 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

$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

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
Aug 9,2017

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