The College is the peak body for Infection Prevention and Control professionals in the Australasian region. 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 using a corporate model. AICA was formed in 1985 bringing together the various State and Territory infection control associations to support and encourage collaboration at a national level. It became clear though that the structure of AICA had limitations and it was resolved to work towards a new model that would ensure a sustainable organization, with a clear delineation between management and professional activities that could be adequately resourced. To realise this vision a National Consultative Steering Group was formed, made up of key stakeholders from the College membership. Consultation with members resolved that the new organisation be a College, reflecting an emphasis on education and be Australasian rather than Australian, recognising the location and relationships within the region.

The vision for the new College was given form with the work of the Steering Committee and came to fruition at the AICA Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday, 9th November at the APSIC (Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control) Conference in Melbourne when the members voted unanimously for the formation of the new entity.

The College is a company, limited by guarantee and incorporated under the Corporations Act and the head office is in Hobart.

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Download the ACIPC College Information Brochure.

Board of Directors

The February 2016 meeting of the Executive Council resolved to adopt a new name for itself, which we believe is better aligned with our duties as custodians of the College.

Effective 29 March 2016, the ACIPC Executive Council will be referred to as the ACIPC Board of Directors.

The Executive Council, now Board of Directors, held a view that this change, which is permitted within the existing standing provisions of the Constitution and thus requires no formal amendment therein, is a better reflection of our duties, functions and obligations.  Members of the Board are duly elected and the Board acts in accordance with our Constitution and prevailing legislative and regulatory standards of the day.

While the change in name will not result in any material change in the way which we operate, given that we have always functioned in this manner, it will nonetheless underscore our duties, functions and obligations as the College grows and develops. It also reflects the emerging sophistication of our College.

The Board of Directors oversees the management of the College and is elected at the Annual General Meeting of the College for a two year term. The current Board commenced its term of office at the 2015 Annual General Meeting held on 23rd November 2015 in Hobart, Tasmania. 

Reporting to the Board are six Standing Committees – Credentialing, Education, Research, Policy, Governance, Member Services and Communications (Combined).

In 2014 the Special Interest Advisory Committee was wound up as its work was completed and SIG’s are now included in the work of the Education Committee.

The Past President and President Elect are both members of the Board of Directors to ensure continuity and effective succession.

A Consumer Representative was appointed in mid-2013 and joined the Board that commenced its term of office on July 1 2013.

The current Board of Directors were appointed during the College Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 21st November 2017. 

Meet the new ACIPC Board of Directors here.

 
Strategic Priorities 2018 / 2019
Strengthen our profile, communication and relationships with members, industry and partners.

Grow the business and invest in our financial sustainability.

Strengthen the reputation and profile of our flagship journal.

Strengthen the profile of the ACIPC Credentialing Framework together with the ACIPC Practice Standards.

Strengthen the profile of ACIPC Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control course.

Expand ACIPC education initiatives, including short courses and accreditation of external courses.

Support the growth and profile of the annual ACIPC International Conference.

Maintain best practice governance and business processes.

 

Corporate Reports

This section contains the President’s report and the Audited Financial Reports presented and adopted at the Annual General Meeting.

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the College was held on Tuesday 21st November 2017 during the Conference held at the National Convention Centre Canberra. 

The meeting was attended by over 50 members and was chaired by the President – Professor Ramon Shaban.

Annual Report

Download the 2017 Annual Report

Download the 2016 Annual Report

Download the 2015 Annual Report

Download the 2014 Annual Report

Corporate Governance

College Structure and Organisation

The College is a company, limited by guarantee and incorporated under the Corporations Act with its head office Brisbane.

Overall management of the College is vested in the Board of Directors (formerly titled Executive Council) supported by an Operations Manager and Secretariat.

The February 2016 meeting of the Executive Council resolved to adopt a new name for itself, which we believe is better aligned with our duties as custodians of the College.

Effective 29 March 2016, the ACIPC Executive Council will be referred to as the ACIPC Board of Directors

The Board  is chaired by the President and the Executive Management team comprises the President, President Elect and Past President.

The Operations Manager and Secretariat attend all meetings of the Board and Executive Management Team.

What is Governance?

It is the framework of rules, relationships, systems and processes by which authority is exercised and controlled in ACIPC.

It includes the mechanisms by which those in control are held to account.

It influences how the objectives are set and achieved, how risk is managed, and how performance is optimised.

Effective corporate governance structures create value and provide accountability.

Effective Governance is based on the following 8 principles;

  1. Solid foundations for management and oversight
  2. Structure the board to add value
  3. Ethical and responsible decision-making
  4. Integrity in financial reporting
  5. Timely and balanced disclosure
  6. Respect the rights of shareholders (membership)
  7. Recognise and manage risk
  8. Remunerate fairly and responsibly

The Governance Committee

The Governance Committee has been established to oversee the College’s governance and risk management processes.

Click here for the Terms of Reference for the Committee.

ACIPC Policies

A number of policies have been developed as a guide to managing the affairs of the College. 

Appointment to Committees

Authority to Approve Contracts, Spending and Payments

Grievance & Conflict Resolution

Remuneration and Reimbursement of Expenses

Confidentiality at Meetings

Travel

Pecuniary Interest Register

Social Media

Financial Investment

Conflict of Interest

Delegations of Authority

Code of Conduct

Position Statement Guideline

Expense Claim Form

ACIPC Patron

Peter Collignon

We are delighted to announce that Professor Peter Collignon has accepted our invitation to be Patron of the College. An experienced infectious diseases physician and microbiologist, Peter is currently the Executive Director of ACT Pathology. He continues to work in the Infectious Diseases Unit and Microbiology Department at the Canberra Hospital. He is also a Professor at the Medical School of the Australian National University and is a college member.

In his career he has engaged with media on a variety of topics related to infection. No doubt many of you will have either met or heard him and will be aware that he is active in many research and public health advocacy issues dealing with different infections and their risks.

His particular interests are antibiotic resistance (especially in Staphylococcus), hospital-acquired infections (especially blood stream and intravascular catheter infections) and resistance that develops through the use of antibiotics in animals.

Click here for a short YouTube clip of his address at the 2013 HAI Forum – Annecy, France discussing the use of antibiotics in food animals and the Australian experience.