The College offers a range of educational opportunities including workshops and professional development 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 offerings 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. The College is currently not offering face to face workshops. 

We have a number of courses on offer and these are constantly evolving to meet the needs of the infection prevention and control community.

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. 

Online Aged Care courses - including a Short Course and a Masterclass

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

ACIPC’s Short Course in Infection Prevention and Control in Aged Care Settings is an online version of our popular face to face Aged Care workshops which has been delivered all over Australia in the last couple of years. This course is designed for individuals from a variety of roles/professions working in an Aged Care Setting. It comprises 6 modules, about 18-20 hours learning, which consist of self-directed learning supported by online resources, video, structured reading, webinar content, moderated forum discussion, question and answer forum, and email. The course can be undertaken over a 6-8 week period and a certificate of completion to students who complete the course. There is no exam.

More information include dates and links to register can be found here. 

Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control - online course

The ACIPC Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control Course provides a 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 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.

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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.

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ACIPC membership delivers unparalleled access to your professional community, opportunities for research and professional development, discounted rates on ACIPC products and services, access to member-only resources and extensive educational opportunities. Our members are key decision makers in the field of infection prevention and control and include nurses, aged care workers industry professionals, scientists, academics and educators, policy makers, dentists, veterinarians, beauticians and tattooists. 

WEBINARS

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

Recent ACIPC Webinars: 

A Guide to Credentialling Presented by Dr Deborough Macbeth 

Standard 3 Version 2: lessons learned  Presented by Kristie Popkiss

The use of social media and relevance to Infection Prevention and Control Presented by: Professor Brett Mitchell 

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

Building Infection Prevention Capacity within a West Timor hospital Presented by Ann Whitfield


ACIPC Education Committee 

Stephane Bouchoucha – Chair 

Michael Wishart – Committee Member

Jan Forber – Committee Member

Belinda Henderson – Committee Member

Vanessa Sparke – Committee Member

Janine Carrucan – Committee Member

Matt Mason – Committee Member

Jackie Miley – Committee Member | Education Officer