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 


Welcome to the July College newsletter.

One of the many benefits of being a member of our IPC community is access to our popular monthly Lunch and Learn series. A number of you have been in touch with me this month thanking the College for the helpful information on Standard 3 Version 3 presented by Kristie Popkiss, Chair of the Education and Professional Development Committee. If you missed it, you can still view this via the Members Area.

Next Thursday 8th August, Dr Deborough Macbeth, Chair of the Credentailling and Professional Standards Committee will take members through the process for becoming credentialled. You can register to view this webinar live via the members area and if you miss it, a recording will be made available shortly afterwards.

Credentialling is an important career pathway for all professionals in our discipline. In addition to this, if you are considering nomination to become an ACIPC Board Member, being credentiallied is one of the criteria for selection. We will be sending members a notice of the AGM via in the next newsletter and this will include more information on Board nomination.

You may have seen a campaign run in tandem with renewals allowing financial members of the College to donate membership for Low Middle Income members of ACIPC. Details and a link to sponsor a member can be found below alongside our interview with Sheilla Mercado who is a Nurse manager working in IPC in Vietnam.

We have almost reached the end of the membership renewal period and those with outstanding memberships have been gently reminded to renew their membership for the 2019/2020 period.

If you have not received a renewal OR if you are considering joining our community, please contact our Office Manager, Sara who will be happy to assist

Until next month, I wish you all the best.

Yours in Infection Prevention and Control

Professor Marilyn Cruickshank
ACIPC President



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 Reynard Health Supplies




Please visit our PARTNERS PAGE for details on how your company can work with ACIPC. 

IPC Job Board
Aug 20,2019

IPC Job Board

EL1 Senior Project Officer IPC and HAI ACSQHC An ongoing EL1 Senior Project Officer vacancy in the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)

ASHM ‘Removing Barriers: Providing Care for People with BBVs’
Aug 19,2019

ASHM ‘Removing Barriers: Providing Care for People with BBVs’

ONLINE LEARNING FOR NURSES AVAILABLE: Nurses have a significant role to play in the elimination of stigma and discrimination experienced

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Infexion Connexion

Members can join ACIPCs discussion list and participate in the IPC conversation. This is a fully moderated discussion list. Info and guidelines are here. 

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.