Course Title: Comply with infection control policies and procedures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: HWSS5655C

Course Title: Comply with infection control policies and procedures

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5313 - Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing)

Course Contact: Leeanne Mond

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4837

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Co-Ordinator:   Pam Maher

Phone:       9925 4299


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


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

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures


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

At the end of this session the student should be able to:

• Follow infection control guidelines
• Identify and respond to infection risks
• Maintain personal hygiene
• Use personal protective equipment
• Limit contamination
• Handle, package, label, store, transport, and dispose of clinical and other waste
• Clean environmental surfaces

Details of Learning Activities

Refer to the latest timetable on Blackboard for actual days.
Learning Strategies may be in the form of;
• Lectures
• Group work
• Facilitated class discussion
• Self-directed learning
• Presentations

Teaching Schedule

Lesson 1 Introduction to Infection Control
Lesson 2 Identify and Respond to Infection Risks: personal hygiene and standard precautions
Lesson 3 Asepsis
Lesson 4 Limiting Contamination
Lesson 5 Nosocomial Infections & Nursing Care

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Kozier & Erb 'Fundamentals of Nursing' Textbook


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Underpinning knowledge for this unit of competency will be assessed via the following methods:

  • Written Assessment
  • Online learning assessment

Assessment Tasks

Online Modules x 2
Clinical LABS for practical competency
Clinical Placement

Assessment Matrix

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