Education

The College provides professional development to equip individuals and organisations with the skills and knowledge needed to deliver infection prevention and control services.

COVID-19 resources

ACIPC urges all members to be regularly updated on COVID-19 developments. This page has links to Commonwealth and State and Territory information and other relevant sites.

Join ACIPC

Become a ACIPC member to develop your IPC skills and influence IPC practice across Australasia. View member benefits and categories here. 

Credentialling

Credentialling provides a career pathway for IPC professionals as well as recognition for individuals who deal with IPC in their workplace.

From the President 



Dear Colleagues,

I’m sure you’ve heard many times now the adage that you need to make the most of every crisis. COVID-19 is clearly a modern day crisis, and I’d like to share with you a couple of areas where ACIPC is working hard in the background

Clearly the absence of our conference and the cancellation of face to face educational and networking opportunities means we need to change the way we function, in particular, how we engage with members and industry. To this end, the Ben Thiessen, Managing Director of Conference Design, and his team are exploring a range of initiatives to ensure we can continue to support our members and maintain our strong relationships with industry. I look forward to updating you on these exciting initiatives in the future.

Over recent months we have also received many requests from various non health related business parties to provide expert infection prevention advice and education. Whilst this was not a normal part of ACIPC business, we are exploring ways to provide a sustainable model that will allow the College to respond to these requests efficiently and to the benefit of all.

Before I finish, a special mention of Jackie Miley our Educational Officer. Jackie’s agile response to the significant increase in educational demands has resulted in high numbers of enrolments or the Foundation Course, and our new Aged Care online course. With further webinars and a masterclass in the planning, Jackie continues to work hard to meet your educational needs.

This is not the 2020 we planned. But like everybody, we need to adapt.

Take care and stay safe, till next time.

Phil Russo
ACIPC President



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The National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce has been established to undertake continuous evidence surveillance to identify and rapidly synthesise emerging research in order to provide national, evidence-based guidelines for the clinical care of people with COVID-19. ACIPC is proud to be a member partner of the Taskforce. 

The taskforce works closely with the National Infection Control Expert Group, on which ACIPC is also represented, advising the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) and its other standing committees on infection prevention and control issues.

ABOUT ACIPC

The Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control is the peak body for infection prevention and control professionals in the Australasian region. Our vision is to empower our members to be leaders in infection prevention and control. ACIPC 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. Meet our Board of Directors and find out more about ACIPC here. 


Dr Havers discuss her recent PHD project and provides tips on the use of an implementation model for policy introduction. This is a helpful model for anyone responsible for decision making during a time of stress and information overload.

Ann is the Coordinator of Infection Prevention & Management at Fiona Stanley Hospital in West Australia and a Board Member of ACIPC. Never in her career did she think she would be bringing a Lightsabre to work to demonstrate the importance of social distancing…

IPC Job Opportunity:

Clinical Nurse Consultant – Infection Prevention & Control Permanent Full Time

Grade 2 – $117,318 – $119, 650 per annum plus superannuation and other benefits. Regional NSW (Broken Hill) . Relocation assistance and accommodation provided.

Randstad Healthcare has partnered with a public sector organisation to source a Clinical Nurse Consultant who specialises in Infection Prevention and Control. Our client provides primary care to approximately 30,000 residents in rural NSW (Broken Hill) employing 800 staff across 10 facilities in the region, including the base hospital. This is a great chance to step up and advance your career, apply your skills, enjoy a new lifestyle and make a difference in this key leadership role!  In this role you will be providing expert clinical advice to patients, carers and other health professional in regards to Infection, Prevention and Control to ensure a high quality of clinical services in provided. More details

If this opportunity interests you please send your resume to indiana.evans@randstad.com.au or contact Indiana Evans on (07) 3337 5222 or a confidential discussion.

 

 

Do you have an IPC job to advertise? Contact admin@acipc.org.au and we can put you in touch with our members! 

The Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Healthcare has produced a number of new resources to promote infection prevention and control in the COVID-19 environment and illustrate the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) under current circumstances. Here are the links to download the posters: Break The Chain Poster (A3) Infection Prevention and Control COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment Special precautions for COVID-19 Designated Zones

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.

Research

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.