Primary Credentialling

Credentialled Infection Control Professional – Primary (CICP – P)


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

1. Prerequisites 

1.1 – Current financial membership of ACIPC

1.2 – 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.

1.3 – Application form and declaration

2. Knowledge Requirements 

2.1 – Complete the ACIPC Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control Course, or equivalent as approved by ACIPC

2.2 – Complete all ACSQHC Infection Control modules

2.3 – Complete one of the Hand Hygiene Australia modules.

2.4 All certificate have been certified

3. Attitudinal Requirements

3.1 – Peer Review

The peer reviewer will be asked to provide comment on your professional and ethical practice and interpersonal skills by addressing a number of points relevant to the credential for which you are applying.

The applicant must identify a suitable peer reviewer who meets the essential criteria below and request a confidential peer review be provided directly to the ACIPC CAPS Committee via the ACIPC Office.

The peer reviewer is a professional colleague who meets the following criteria:

  • Has known the applicant in a professional capacity for a minimum period of six (6) months
  • Has worked closely with the applicant as a peer or as a supervisor, or In the case of a self-employed ICP, the reviewer may be a client who has contracted the services of the ICP
  • Your peer reviewer must agree to handle all information associated with your application in confidence and be willing to be contacted by the ACIPC CAPS Committee should clarification.

3.2 – Reflective Narrative Submission:

The applicant must provide a reflective review of their infection control role over the past twelve (12) months and address the following:

Prepare a reflective on one of the topics listed and provide a detailed description of the event including your roles and reflect on a college/supervisor working at a more advanced level and identify the skills and or knowledge they demonstrated when managing the issue. Compare and contrast these attributes with your own and identify what specific skills or knowledge you would most like to develop and what strategies you can implement to develop the skills or knowledge. Identify to what extent college you identified previously would be able and/or willing to assist/support you in this endeavor.

Topics include

A)     A Specific Outbreak situation or

B)      Infection control quality improvement, or

C)      Infection control policy/procedure development implementations/review or

D)     Based on your role in infection preventions including a critical narrative on your perceptions of the skills and knowledge person at and advance level would demonstrate in the situation and what you would need to develop at the same level of knowledge and skills

4. Practice Requirements 

4.1 Statement of Service or Certified Statutory Declaration 

Please include with your application either a Statement of Service from your current employer OR a certified Statutory Declaration outlining your current position in IPC. It is a requirement for all applicants to be currently working in IPC, Working less that 12 months part time in infection prevention and control where an aspect of infection control was an explicit focus of your role.

4.2 – Curriculum Vitae