Education

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.

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  

Colleagues,
I’d like to start my first letter to College members by congratulating all those involved in the conference held last week. The conference is the most significant event on the College’s calendar, and it was great to see so many people there. Sincere thanks to all the folk who put in so much hard work to make the conference such a success, and also to our industry sponsors for their strong support. To those who attended, please make sure you complete your evaluation survey.
If you haven’t already, note the 2020 Conference dates in your diary, 15-18 November 2020, Sydney. We are pleased to announce two of the keynotes will be Professor Eli Perencevich and Professor Jacqui Reilly.
Further congratulations our colleague and past College president Belinda Henderson who was recently awarded Fellowship of ACIPC. Belinda’s contribution to both the College and the nursing profession has been exemplary.
Welcome to the new Board of Directors. The Board will convene in early 2020 to discuss strategic priorities for the College and I look forward to sharing these with you.
In other news, the new Credentialling Framework has been launched allowing members to re-credential at the Primary, Advanced and Expert levels. More information and brand new brochures and guidelines can be found here.
The ACIPC IPC Industry Masterclass is a half day workshop on infection prevention and control for industry partners. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together like-minded participants working in industry who are new to or have limited experience in infection prevention or control practices. This is an opportunity to learn more about basic infection prevention and control principles. The Masterclass will be held at the Park Royal Hotel, Melbourne Airport on Thursday 20th February 2020. Register here. 

Until next month,

Associate Professor Phil Russo
ACIPC President

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About ACIPC

The College is the peak body for Infection Prevention and Control professionals in the Australasian region. Our 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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ACIPC is grateful for the support of our Gold Partner Reynard Health Supplies. Visit our PARTNERS PAGE for details on how your company can work with ACIPC. 

ACIPC JOB BOARD

QLD Heath Clinical Nurse, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba. The Vascular Access Surveillance Team are looking for a Clinical Nurse to join their team. You will apply advanced clinical and problem-solving skills, expert planning and coordination skills in the clinical management of vascular access devices in staff/patients/residents/clients with complex care needs, ensuring quality standards are met.  

Temporary backfill position also available, CNC Brisbane Inner City. The purpose of the role is to provide clinical expertise and consultancy through advanced clinical leadership relevant to the speciality of Infection Control. The Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) provides indirect care as required and works in collaboration with the Nurse Unit Managers, Nurse Educators and wider health care team to support the clinical units in provision of safe quality healthcare through exemplary clinical nursing standards of practice for the specialty of Infection Control. Email officemanager@acipc.org.au and we will post your job on our website.  IPC jobs can also be included in the monthly ACIPC e-Newsletter.

 

Members - become involved in your College

Complete and return this form to register your interest in working with the College on a committee, or by hosting or presenting at an IPC education event. 

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Contributing to ACIPC

 

Australasian Clinical Indicator Report

 

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.