The College offers a range of educational opportunities including workshops and other continuing professional development (CPD) activities that are available to members and non-members. As the leading professional body for infection prevention and control in the Australasian region, all our education and CPD activities are developed in collaboration with infection prevention and control experts, to ensure content is locally applicable, and reflects current evidence and best practice recommendations. Our workshops are facilitated by individuals with many years of experience in both infection prevention and control, and in facilitating high quality teaching and learning programs.

We offer three main streams as part of our education and CPD activities:

Foundations of Infection Preventions and Control Course – FIPC is our flagship program and is ideal for for the person just commencing a role in infection prevention and control or responsible for infection prevention and control activities as part of their role. 

Educational workshops – Each of our programs can be tailored to meet individual needs.

Member only – Professional development activities – including monthly webinars, and other member only events.


The College has developed several educational workshop programs which can be provided on site at your workplace or organisation.  Click on the links below for each workshop to learn more:

The College can also run any of our education programs at your facility or venue and can tailor our workshops to the needs of your workplace. If this would be useful for you/your organisation, we can work with you to develop a program to meet local needs. The College can identify topic experts and speakers most appropriate for the specific circumstance. 

Fees and charges for tailored programs will vary, depending on the nature of the educational event, and the audience. Registration fees for individual or group attendance from a single organisation can also be negotiated.

Email  to REQUEST A WORKSHOP to discuss your specific requirements. 

Workshop fees

Fees and charges for tailored programs will vary, depending on the nature of the educational event, and the audience. Registration fees for individual or group attendance from a single organisation can also be negotiated. If you have 5 or more staff enrolled at the same time from the same practice, contact to arrange a group discount. 

Member half day (3-4 hrs ed) $110.00
Non-Member half day (3-4 hrs ed) $170.00
Member full day (> 4 hours ed) $175.00
Non-Member full day (> 4 hours ed) $270.00
Member Two Day workshop $330.00
Non-Member 2 day workshop $520.00
Member Meet the Expert/Netwkg $38.00
Non-Mbr Meet Expert/Networking $80.00
Mbr Meet the Expert by Webinar $25.00
Non-Mbr Meet Expert Webinar $70.00
Industry Masterclass $545.00
Webinar Program

ACIPC Webinars are available for ACIPC members only. Members can register for upcoming webinars and view our archive here. 

Becoming an ACIPC member is easy. A link to join and full member benefits can be found here. 

2019 Webinar Program

Here are some of our previous and upcoming Lunch and Learn webinars.  ACIPC Webinars are available to ACIPC members only. Become am ACIPC member now.  Members can view previous webinars via the Members Area. 


Topic: The REACH Study – Key findings and lessons learned
Presented by: A/Prof Lisa Hall


Topic: The use of social media and relevance to Infection Prevention and Control

Presented by: Professor Brett Mitchell 


Topic: Standard 3 Version 2: lessons learned 

Presented by Kristie Popkiss 



Registrations Cancellations and Refunds

ACIPC Event Registration, Cancellation and Refund Policy

The Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) is the peak body for infection prevention and control professionals in the Australasian region. Education and research are a key focus area of ACIPC and events enable members and non-members to undertake education and identify areas for research that will lead to improved knowledge, evidence-based education and practice and improved patient outcomes.

The purpose of this policy is to provide a standardised, transparent approach to ACIPC event registration, cancellation and refund of registrant payment to both ACIPC members and nonmembers. Registration for ACIPC events is made via the on-line registration process through the ACIPC website for any College event. 

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This policy covers registration, cancellation and refunds for ACIPC educational events.


ACIPC – Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control

EFT – electronic funds transfer

Registrant – any person registering for an ACIPC event or course


The Registration, Cancellation and Refund policy will be published on the ACIPC website.  All event and course registrants must agree to the Terms and Conditions prior to registering and paying for an event. 


The registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. Registrants are advised to consider personal insurance, including cover for travel, accommodation and personal possessions in the event of attending a face-to-face activity. ACIPC does not cover individuals against the cancellation or postponement of an event or for theft or damage to belongings.  ACIPC reserves the right to cancel or postpone an activity.

Payments for events

Payment for ACIPC events occurs as an online function of registration on the ACIPC website 

Credit Card Payment

Credit cards accepted are Visa and MasterCard.  

Currency and GST

All prices are quoted in Australian Dollars (AUD$) and include 10% GST.

EFT Payments

Please include the EFT reference shown on your ACIPC Tax Invoice when submitting an EFT and email the details including date, amount and your bank’s reference to the ACIPC Secretariat

 Confirmations and Tax Invoices

A confirmation with a PDF Tax Invoice will be emailed automatically when you submit your registration. If you pay by credit card a receipt will also be attached. If you elect for EFT/bank transfer an invoice will be emailed to you with payment due within 14 days.

If you are registering within 7 days of the event, you will be required to pay with a credit card when registering online. Direct debit method will not be available.

Cancellation & Refund

If a registrant is unable to attend an event, withdrawing from an event or applying for a refund, the following will apply.

Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control

Registration Online registration Credit Card payment at time of registration or EFT/Bank transfer to be paid BEFORE course commencement. EFT option not available in last 7 days before course commencement.

Cancellation no later than 7 days prior to course commencement  Full refund will be issued within 14 days of cancellation notification

Cancellation less than 7 days prior to course commencement $100 cancellation fee applies to cover administration costs. Remainder of fees will be refunded within 30 days from receipt of cancellation.

Cancellation fees during Modules 1 – 5 Cancellation fee of $300 will apply. Remainder will be refunded within 30 days of receipt of cancellation.

Cancellation during Modules 6-11 No refund.

Residential Aged Care Workshop

Registration  Online via credit card or EFT/bank transfer. NOTE: EFT not

available within 7 days of a workshop. Payment will be by credit card only.

Cancellation greater than  5 working days before workshop Full refund where payment is made online via credit card.  $50 administration fee applies if payment via direct deposit/EFT. Refunds will occur within 14 days.

Cancellation inside 5 days before workshop No refund given. Subject to full payment to cover cost commitments.


  • Registrants must take into consideration prior to requesting a refund that venue, food and beverage etc. may have been finalised and confirmed prior to the event and have incurred considerable and non-refundable costs to ACIPC.Refunds will only be processed to the credit card or bank account of the individual, organisation or institution from which the payment was received.

  • Event registration fees will not be refunded or allocated to another event unless there are extenuating circumstances that prevents attendance. ACIPC cannot accept responsibility for changes to work commitments, illness or other personal circumstances within the specific cut-off periods as outlined.
  • All cancellations must be advised via email to the ACIPC Secretariat at

Please Note:

Attendees can elect for another person to attend the event in their place with no added cost.

In the event of a cancellation by ACIPC:

A full refund will be given to all registrants if a session has been cancelled by ACIPC.

Non Attendance

If a registered attendee fails to attend an event for which they had registered, the event registration fees will not be refunded or allocated to another event.


ACIPC reserves the right to cancel, postpone or re-schedule events due to low enrolments or unforeseen circumstances.  Where a refund is due to a participant a full refund will be made within 14 days via the same method of payment. All registrants will be emailed informing them of the change in event circumstances at the College’s earliest convenience.


Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control - online course

The ACIPC Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control (FIPC) 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 the FIPC Course 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.

Click here for additional information and to register for the FIPC Course.

This Course is designed to be at the AQF8 level. This means that the Course meets the complexity and expertise expected within a Graduate certificate/diploma. The FIPC Course has been recognised by Griffith University and students can apply to the University for credit as part of the infection prevention and control post graduate certificate. Please see our FAQs for more information.

Infection Prevention and Control in Aged Care Home Settings

One and two day programs for those working in aged care home settings. 

This workshop series offers education focused on infection prevention in an aged care home setting. The informative and interactive program will be delivered by skilled, experienced presenters and offers one or two-day workshop options suitable for anyone providing care to people living in aged care home environments or facilities. This may include allied and support staff, cleaning staff, nursing assistants, and enrolled and registered nurses. 

Click here for additional information. 

ACIPC Education and Professional Development Committee 

Kristie Popkiss  – Chair 

Michael Wishart – Deputy Chair

Nicole Vause – Committee Member

Vanessa Sparke – Committee Member

Sue Flockhart – Committee Member

Kylie Robb – Committee Member

Jan Forber – Committee Member

Matt Mason – Committee Member

Curt Warner – Committee Member

Brendon Heley – Committee Member