Course Title: Comply with infection control policies and procedures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: HWSS5655C

Course Title: Comply with infection control policies and procedures

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4321 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Contact: Veemita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4662

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites for this course.

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to comply with infection control policies and procedures. . All procedures have to 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 course acknowledges the importance of complying with an effective infection control strategy that ensures the safety of the client, maintain personal protection and prevent the transmission of infections from person to person.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures


Clean environmental surfaces


Follow infection control guidelines


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


Identify and respond to infection risks


Limit contamination


Maintain personal hygiene


Use personal protective equipment

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

The learning activities include-
• Face to face teaching including practical work• Accessing and completing online documents and information
• Reflections at infection control policies and activities
• Accessing information online including Australian Health websites and RMIT learning hub

Teaching Schedule

The teaching schedule is as follows-

Session Date Topic
1 20/7/15    Introduction To Infection Control
2 27/07/15 :Identify and respond to infection risks; Personal Hygiene and Standard Precautions
3 5/07/15 Practical work- hand washing and practical assessments for Hand washing
4 10/08/15 Asepsis, Limiting Contamination
5 17/08/15 Nosocomial Infections, Group work
6 24/08/15 Discussions, reflections and case studies


The practical assessments will be completed in the classes so the attendance is compulsory.

Timetable can also be accessed online in the learning hub. All other resources will be available on the learning hub.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts



Online learning materials can be accessed using the RMIT Online Learning Hub.
The online learning materials listed include:

Subject outlines
Lecture notes
Assessment details
Websites of interest for this course

Other Resources

The students can access library for more resources like-
• Videos
• Articles of interest
• useful external links
• Learning Lab

Overview of Assessment

The assessment will involve workbook activities  and practical work  to demonstrate the  application of knowledge required for this course.

Assessment Tasks

The assessment tasks will include the completion of

  1. Successful completion of workbook for assessing the understanding of the underpinning knowledge
  2. Practical assessment for hand washing and other related procedures
  3. Online quiz for assessing the application of the underpinning knowledge. The students need to score 100% on the quiz to be deemed competent

The due dates for completion of all assessments is 26/08/15

Students need to be deemed competent in all outcomes to pass this course.


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

 The students need to be deemed competent in this course before being assessed in core and elective courses of this program.

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