Credentialling Framework

The Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control Credentialling Framework comprises of three levels:

Primary Credentialled Infection Control Professional (CICP-P)

The Primary CICP demonstrates the knowledge, attributes and behaviours 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.

Advanced Credentialled Infection Control Professional (CICP-A)

The Advanced CICP demonstrates the knowledge, attributes and behaviours 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 co-ordinating 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.

Expert Credentialled Infection Control Professional (CICP-E)

The Expert CICP demonstrates the knowledge, attributes and behaviours 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

Approved Education Courses

Primary CICP

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

Advanced CICP

  • 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

Expert CICP

  • 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