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: 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

Pam Maher

+61 39925 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

Classroom Delivery

Power points

Group Work

Class discussions


OnLine activities

Teaching Schedule

As per Timetable located on blackboard

L 1.   Infection Control

L2.    Hygiene

L3.     Asepsis

L4.     Limiting Contamination

L5.     Class Activity

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Kozier & Erbs (2015) Ed 3 Fundamental of Nursing -  Pearson Publishing.


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

1. Online module certificates
• Part A: Hand hygiene learning package – Module 1 and Module 2
• Part B: Principles of infection control training module
2. Class activity
• Waste management
3.Hand washing competency
• Satisfactory demonstration of hand washing technique- Video submission
4. Clinical skills
• 100% attendance to LABS and WARD DAYS
• Competency in all related clinical skills
• Satisfactory completion of clinical placement as per Clinical Coordinator

Assessment dates as per Assessment schedule on blackboard

All assessment must receive Satisfactory to gain an overall Competent.

Assessment Matrix

See assessment matrix on Blackboard

Other Information

Assessment Information

Please refer to RMIT assessment policy for, Special Consideration, extensions of time, equitable assessment arrangements and future assessment adjustments.

Additional Information

Re-submission of written work, or other assessments, (once only, Excluding exams) can be granted on recommendation from the teacher and approval coordinator


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Is an online service, in to which teachers and students submit student assignments into a large database, via Blackboard, refer Turnitin website.

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