Foundations of Infection Prevention & Control
If you are an RN Clinical Lead from an Aged Care Facility wanting to register for the government recommended Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control for Aged Care IPC Leads,  please register HERE.  Do not use this page

The ACIPC Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control course provides a valuable pathway for further learning and is an important resource for those wishing to pursue a career as an Infection Control Professional. With 11 SELF PACED modules.  Foundations allows participants to apply knowledge to their own practice and is a key component to achieving the ACIPC Primary Credential (CICP-P). The program has been designed to accommodate busy work schedules, with a series of self-directed learning units supported by a structured online curriculum. Topics include environmental hygiene, outbreak management, employee health, surveillance, epidemiology and microbiology. This course reflects recent evidence, guidelines and standards.

In these exceptional times, ACIPC has taken the decision to make the Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control Course available in its entirety from the first week of the course, in an accelerated delivery mode. This means that the course could be completed in approximately 80 hours over a few weeks should the student choose, or, have the time to work through the course material. The course is normally spread over about 24 weeks, and modules made available about every 2 weeks, however our online learning management system fully supports an accelerated delivery model, with all learning material available on day 1.

The Course Coordinator will support students with live webinars phone and email support.

New materials relating to SARS Cov 2, and COVID-19 will be included in the course.

$1520 for ACIPC Members / $1820 for Non-Members [Non-Members fee includes ACIPC Membership for 2020/2021]

The “Welcome and Introduction” section of the course outlines course delivery and assessment in detail.  Students are expected to write short 100-200-word discussion points on several of the modules during the course, a quiz tests core knowledge in all topic areas.  The course will conclude with the submission of the final written 3000 word assignment.

Event and Educational Course Registration and Refund Policy: Can be viewed on the ACIPC Policies page. It is each students responsibility to ensure they have read and understood the policy upon enrolling for ACIPC’s Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control course.

Course Assessment: Assessments include written assignments, discussion forums and a series of online questionnaires. Participants who successfully complete the course will be issued with a certificate recognising their achievement.

Target Audience: This course is designed for professionals working in the areas of health and allied health care, acute care, rural and remote health, office based practice, residential aged care, community health and health policy. This course will also benefit professionals who work in environments that require infection prevention and control strategies to be implemented such as veterinary practice, tattooing and beauty therapy.

This course is designed to be at the AQF8 level. This means that the course is set at a similar level of complexity and expertise expected within a Graduate Certificate/Diploma program. Successful completion of this course will award a Certificate of Completion in the ACIPC Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control (FIPC) Course.  While this is not a University awarded Graduate Certificate/Diploma, the ACIPC FIPC course has been recognised by Griffith University and can be credited as part of the infection prevention and control post graduate certificate.

Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control Modules

  1. Introductory concepts in infection prevention and control: Microbiology and the role of the laboratory, immunology.
  2. Exploring the concepts and science of HAI – prevention: Hand hygiene, standard and transmission-based precautions.
  3. Surveillance and epidemiology: Concepts and application.
  4. Cleaning, decontamination and sterilisation: Environmental hygiene & management of reusable devices.
  5. Outbreak Management: Communicable Disease notifications.
  6. Multi-resistant organisms: Antimicrobial stewardship.
  7. Aseptic technique and invasive devices: Management and evaluation.
  8. International and Australian oversight of infection prevention and control strategies: Clinical governance – responding to standards and guidance.
  9. Theories of leadership and motivation: Professional issues.
  10. Employee Health: Vaccination, sharps safety, pregnancy. Blood and body fluid exposure response and management.
  11. Practice specific settings: Aged Care, haemodialysis, invasive procedure settings.

Please ensure all contact details for students are correct. If an email is incorrect, students will not receive relevant course information. ACIPC makes every effort to ensure students receive course information, however accepts no responsibility for information entered or supplied in error. The student name entered will be on the certificate issued upon completion.

If you are an RN Clinical Lead from an Aged Care Facility wanting to register for the government recommended Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control for Aged Care IPC Leads,  please register HERE.  Do not use this page
"I'm extremely happy with my results. Thank you for your guidance throughout the Foundations course. Jackie -your delivery and motivation throughout was very inspiring. The course was well structured and an easy to follow format. What I’ve learnt from the course, I will use throughout my career in Infection Control, and I’m sure will cross over into all clinical aspects of Healthcare" 
Julie Birrell

GAMA Healthcare

“Over 11 organised and considered modules, this course covered all of the key IPC areas that our industry is based on. I am very grateful for ACIPC developing and delivering such a professional course and would recommend anyone wishing to further their IPC career to consider this educational program.”
Kylie Robb

Practice Services Manager, Australian Dental Association NSW Branch