Credentialling Framework

Primary Credentialled Infection Control Professional (CICP-P)

The Primary CICP demonstrates the knowledge, attributes and behavior’s in infection control at a basic level. They have participatory responsibility for infection control in their setting. They defer to the expertise of an Advanced or Expert ICP and/or fulfil some infection control responsibility in accordance with specific legislation and standards of practice. This may include hand hygiene auditing, acting as a link nurse, or a person who is involved in reprocessing reusable equipment. It is expected that they will routinely practice in accordance with relevant guidelines and the best available evidence, and actively seek the advice of Advanced and Expert CICPs in applying core principles to new, unfamiliar or challenging circumstances.

Relevant Vocations 

Nurses, Doctors, Scientists, Dentists, Epidemiologists, Veterinarians, Allied Health Professionals, Public Health and Environmental Health Professionals, Child Care Workers, Pharmacists, Occupational Health Industry Representatives, Midwives, Ambulance Paramedics, Defence Health Workers, Personal Care Professionals (Tattooists, hairdressers, piercers etc.), Funeral Attendants, others on a case-by-case basis

Approved Education Courses 

  • ACIPC Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control
  • Graduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control, Griffith University

Prerequisites

  • Current financial membership of ACIPC
  • Working more than 12 months part time in infection prevention and control where an aspect of infection control was an explicit focus of your role

Advanced Credentialled Infection Control Professional (CICP-A)

The Advanced CICP demonstrates the knowledge, attributes and behavior’s in infection control at an advanced level. They have leadership responsibility for one or more elements of an infection control program in their setting. They would defer to an Expert ICP for guidance and oversight in coordinating an entire program. It is expected that they will act as role models to Primary ICPs and practise in accordance with relevant guidelines and the best available evidence, and actively seek the advice of Expert CICPs in applying core principles to new, unfamiliar or challenging circumstances.

Relevant Vocations

Registered Nurses, Doctors, Scientists, Epidemiologists, Dentists, Veterinarians, Pharmacists, Midwives, Ambulance Paramedics, others on a case-by-case basis.

Approved Education Courses

  • Graduate Diploma of Infection Prevention and Control, University of Adelaide
  • Graduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control, Griffith University
  • Graduate Certificate in Nursing Science (Infection Control Nursing), University of Adelaide

Prerequisites

  • Current financial membership of ACIPC
  • Working more than 3  years part time in infection prevention and control where infection control was a major focus of your role.

Expert Credentialled Infection Control Professional (CICP-E)

The Expert CICP demonstrates the knowledge, attributes and behavior’s at an expert level. They plan, implement, review and evaluate comprehensive infection control programs. They take a leadership role in terms of research and knowledge generation and contribute to the evolution of the discipline of infection control. They act as role model and mentor to Primary and Advanced ICPs and in accordance with relevant guidelines and the best available evidence, and work collaboratively with other Expert CICPs in applying core principles to challenging circumstances and generating new evidence for practice

Relevant Vocations

Registered Nurses, Doctors, Midwives, Ambulance Paramedics, others on a case-by-case basis.

Approved Education Courses

  • Master of Infection Prevention and Control, Griffith University
  • Master of Advanced Practice in Nursing – Infection Control, Griffith University
  • Master of Advanced Practice (Infection Control), Griffith University
  • Master of Nursing (Infection Control) University of Sydney

Prerequisites

  • Current financial membership of ACIPC
  • Working more than 5 years in infection prevention and control where infection control was the primary purpose of your role