Due to the unprecedented interest in the Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control Course this May, the College have decided to offer another intake! This course will commence on the 17th June 2020. Places are limited so enrol NOW. Click the register here link below and follow the prompts.

The ACIPC Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control  course provides a valuable pathway for further learning and is an important resource for those wishing to pursue a career as an Infection Control Professional. With 11 carefully paced modules Foundations allows participants to apply knowledge to their own practice and is a key component to achieving the ACIPC Primary Credential (CICP-P). The program has been designed to accommodate busy work schedules, with a series of self-directed learning units supported by a structured online curriculum. Topics include environmental hygiene, outbreak management, employee health, surveillance, epidemiology and microbiology. This course has been updated to reflect amended guidelines.

In these exceptional times, ACIPC has taken the decision to make the Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control Course  May 2020 available in its entirety from the first week of the course, in an accelerated delivery mode. This means that the course could be completed in approximately 80 hours over a few weeks should the student choose, or have the time to work through the course material. The course is normally spread over about 24 weeks, and modules made available about every 2 weeks, however our online learning management system fully supports an accelerated delivery model, with all learning material available on day 1.


The Course Coordinator will support students with live webinars phone and email support.

New materials relating to the SARS Cov 2, and COVID_19 will be included in the course.

$1520 for ACIPC Members / $1820 for Non-Members 

Non-Members fee includes ACIPC Membership for 2020/2021 

There will be a 1-week orientation period before the modules commence. Students are expected to write short 100-200-word discussion points on several of the modules during the course, within broad time frames.  The course will conclude with the submission of the final written assignment.

This course is designed to be at the AQF8 level. This means that the course is set at a similar level of complexity and expertise expected within a Graduate Certificate/Diploma program. Successful completion of this course will award a Certificate of Completion in the ACIPC Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control (FIPC) Course.  While this is not a University awarded Graduate Certificate/Diploma, the ACIPC FIPC course has been recognised by Griffith University and can be credited as part of the infection prevention and control post graduate certificate.


Event and Educational Course Registration and Refund Policy can be viewed on the ACIPC Policies page. It is each students responsibility to ensure they have read and understood the policy upon enrolling for ACIPC’s Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control course.

Payment Plan opportunities ACIPC are offering payment plan options for both ACIPC members and non-members to pay the course cost over 5 or 10 fortnightly payments. Enrol via the link above and select Pay via Payment plan and ACIPC will email you payment options. You can also send an email to admin@acipc.org.au for further information. 

Course Assessment Assessments include written assignments, discussion forums and a series of online questionnaires. Participants who successfully complete the course will be issued with a certificate recognising their achievement.

Target Audience This course is designed for professionals working in the areas of health and allied health care, acute care, rural and remote health, office based practice, residential aged care, community health and health policy. This course will also benefit professionals who work in environments that require infection prevention and control strategies to be implemented such as veterinary practice, tattooing and beauty therapy.

Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control Modules 

  1. Introductory concepts in infection prevention and control: Microbiology and the role of the laboratory, immunology.
  2. Exploring the concepts and science of HAI -prevention: Hand hygiene, standard and transmission -based precautions.
  3. Surveillance and epidemiology: Concepts and application.
  4. Cleaning, decontamination and sterilisation: Environmental hygiene & management of reusable devices.
  5. Outbreak Management: Communicable Disease notifications.
  6. Multi-resistant organisms: Antimicrobial stewardship.
  7. Aseptic technique and invasive devices: Management and evaluation.
  8. International and Australian oversight of infection prevention and control strategies: Clinical governance – responding to standards and guidance.
  9. Theories of leadership and motivation: Professional issues. 
  10. Employee Health: Vaccination, sharps safety, pregnancy. Blood and body fluid exposure response and management.
  11. Practice specific settings: Aged Care, haemodialysis, invasive procedure settings.

Foundation Graduates October 2018 intake

Beth Apthorpe
Sonia Davids
Pam Harris
Helen Roberts
Jane Walker
Victoria Blyth
Steven Doak
Farida Kavata
Nicole Robinson
Nadene Walker
Alice Brennan
Natalie Feeney
Julie Kernaghan
Tania Rowe
Terri Wieczorski
Caroline Brown
Kristen Feodoroff
Simon Kokobu
Nancy Samios Uy
Taina Williams
Paula Chisholm
Stacey Fitzgerald
Emily Macintyre
Helen Scott
Hazel Wright
Lizzie Chitty
Belinda Fry
Donna McFadyen-Taylor
Sabine Sprenger
Eliece Crombie
Rose Gordon
Tracie Oates
Bronwyn Thomas
Dale  Dalton 
Shauna Goulden
Jo Pefianco
Chembie Villalobos
Tania Daly
Suzanne Hammouche
Debbie  Procter
Aimee Walker

 Congratulations to all! 


 “Over 11 organised and considered modules, this course covered all of the key IPC areas that our industry is based on. I am very grateful for ACIPC developing and delivering such a professional course and would recommend anyone wishing to further their IPC career to consider this educational program.”

Kylie Robb, Practice Services Manager, Australian Dental Association NSW Branch
Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control Graduate 2017
 “This is one course that I can say with hand on heart that I am proud to have done. It was challenging but fair and not impossible for my colleagues as well, who are not clinically trained in any sense. Foundations has something for all-comers and I have already recommended it to a customer of ours.”

Ivan Obreza, Clorox Australia
Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control Graduate 2018