The College offers a range of educational opportunities including workshops and other continuing professional development (CPD) activities that are available to members and non-members. As the leading professional body for infection prevention and control in the Australasian region, all our education and CPD activities are developed in collaboration with infection prevention and control experts, to ensure content is locally applicable, and reflects current evidence and best practice recommendations. Our workshops are facilitated by individuals with many years of experience in both infection prevention and control, and in facilitating high quality teaching and learning programs.

We offer three main streams as part of our education and CPD activities:

Foundations of Infection Preventions and Control Course - FIPC is our flagship program and is ideal for for the person just commencing a role in infection prevention and control or responsible for infection prevention and control activities as part of their role. 

Educational workshops - Each of our programs can be tailored to meet individual needs.

Member only - Professional development activities – including monthly webinars, and other member only events.
The College has educational workshop programs which can be provided on site at your workplace or organisation. The College can also run any education programs at your facility or venue and can tailor our workshops to the needs of your workplace. If this would be useful for you/your organisation, we can work with you to develop a program to meet local needs. The College can identify topic experts and speakers most appropriate for the specific circumstance. 

Fees and charges for tailored programs will vary, depending on the nature of the educational event, and the audience. Registration fees for individual or group attendance from a single organisation can also be negotiated.

Email admin@acipc.org.au  to REQUEST A WORKSHOP to discuss your specific requirements. 

Infection Prevention and Control in Aged Care Home Settings

One and two day programs for those working in aged care home settings. 

This workshop series offers education focused on infection prevention in an aged care home setting. The informative and interactive program will be delivered by skilled, experienced presenters and offers one or two-day workshop options suitable for anyone providing care to people living in aged care home environments or facilities. This may include allied and support staff, cleaning staff, nursing assistants, and enrolled and registered nurses. 

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Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control - online course

The ACIPC Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control Course provides a pathway for further learning and is an important resource for those wishing to pursue a career as an Infection Control Professional. With 11 carefully paced modules the course 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.

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This Course is designed to be at the AQF8 level. This means that the Course meets the complexity and expertise expected within a Graduate certificate/diploma. The FIPC Course has been recognised by Griffith University and students can apply to the University for credit as part of the infection prevention and control post graduate certificate. Please see our FAQs for more information.

WORKSHOP FEES

Fees and charges for tailored programs will vary, depending on the nature of the educational event, and the audience. Registration fees for individual or group attendance from a single organisation can also be negotiated. If you have 5 or more staff enrolled at the same time from the same practice, contact admin@acipc.org.au to arrange a group discount. 

Events:  
Member half day (3-4 hrs ed) $110.00
Non-Member half day (3-4 hrs ed) $170.00
Member full day (> 4 hours ed) $175.00
Non-Member full day (> 4 hours ed) $270.00
Member Two Day workshop $330.00
Non-Member 2 day workshop $520.00
Member Meet the Expert/Netwkg $38.00
Non-Mbr Meet Expert/Networking $80.00
Mbr Meet the Expert by Webinar $25.00
Non-Mbr Meet Expert Webinar $70.00
   
Industry Masterclass $545.00

WEBINARS

ACIPC Webinars are available for ACIPC members only. Members can register for upcoming webinars and view our archive of recordings here. 

Recent ACIPC Webinars: 

A Guide to Credentialling Presented by Dr Deborough Macbeth 

Standard 3 Version 2: lessons learned  Presented by Kristie Popkiss

The use of social media and relevance to Infection Prevention and Control Presented by: Professor Brett Mitchell 

The REACH Study – Key findings and lessons learned Presented by: A/Prof Lisa Hall

Building Infection Prevention Capacity within a West Timor hospital Presented by Ann Whitfield

JOIN ACIPC

ACIPC membership delivers unparalleled access to your professional community, opportunities for research and professional development, discounted rates on ACIPC products and services, access to member-only resources and extensive educational opportunities. Our members are key decision makers in the field of infection prevention and control and include nurses, aged care workers industry professionals, scientists, academics and educators, policy makers, dentists, veterinarians, beauticians and tattooists. 


ACIPC Education and Professional Development Committee 

Kristie Popkiss  – Chair 

Michael Wishart – Deputy Chair

Nicole Vause – Committee Member

Vanessa Sparke – Committee Member

Kylie Robb – Committee Member

Jan Forber – Committee Member

Matt Mason – Committee Member

Curt Warner – Committee Member

Brendon Heley – Committee Member