HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Unit code: HLTINF001 | Study level: TAFE
Footscray Nicholson
St Albans


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.  This unit applies to individuals working in health and direct client care contexts.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:

  • followed established organisation infection prevention and control procedures on at least 3 separate occasions;
  • followed established organisation infection prevention and control procedures at least once for each of the following:
  • hand hygiene and care of hand;
  • use of personal protective equipment;
  • handling of waste;
  • enforcing clean and contaminated zones;
  • limitation of contamination;
  • surface cleaning.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

As part of a course

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