Course Title: Comply with infection control policies and procedures in health work

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4208 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice

Course Title: Comply with infection control policies and procedures in health work

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 20

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

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Course Contact: Priya Atkinson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4212

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Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to comply with infection control policies and procedures. All procedures must be carried out in accordance with current infection control guidelines, Australian and New Zealand Standards for maintaining infection control and the policies and procedures of the organisation.
This unit acknowledges the importance of complying with an effective infection control strategy that ensures the safety of the client (or end-user of health-related products/services), maintains personal protection and prevents the transmission of infections from person to person.
All tasks must be carried out in accordance with State or Territory legislative requirements that affect work practices of the organisation and/or worker.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no extra requirements for this course

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTIN301A Comply with infection control policies and procedures in health work


1.    Follow infection control guidelines 

2.    Identify and respond to infection risks 

3.    Maintain personal hygiene 

4.    Use personal protective equipment 

5.    Limit contamination 

6.    Handle, package, label, store, transport and dispose of clinical and other waste 

7.    Clean environmental surfaces 

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

On-going practical and applied assessment in a clinical or workplace-based environment designed to assist the learner integrate skills and knowledge. Achieving competency in each assessment is required to achieve competency for the unit.