Course Title: Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4320 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting

Course Title: Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2013,
Term2 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term1 2016,
Term2 2016

Course Contact: Ms.Suzanne Dellas Fatone

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1406

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit is concerned with infection control responsibilities of employees with supervisory accountability to implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures in a specific work unit or team within an organisation

This unit does not apply to a role with organisationwide responsibilities for infection control policy and procedure development, implementation or monitoring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Application of this unit should be contextualised to reflect any specific workplace infection risks, hazards and associated infection control practices

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTIN403C Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures


1. Provide information about
infection control policies and

2. Integrate infection control
policy and procedure into
work practices

3. Monitor infection control
performance and implement
improvements in practices

Learning Outcomes

1.1 Explain accurately and clearly to the work group relevant information about infection control policy and procedures, and applicable industry codes of practice
1.2 Regularly provide information about identified hazards and the outcomes of infection risk assessments to the work group
1.3 Provide opportunities for the work group to seek further information on workplace infection control issues and practices

2.1 Implement infection control policy and procedures with members of the work group
2.2 Maintain liaison with person responsible for organisation-wide infection control
2.3 Provide coaching and support as required to ensure that individuals/teams are able to implement infection control practices
2.4 Adopt work procedures to reflect appropriate infection control practice
2.5 Deal with issues raised through consultation and ensure they are resolved promptly or referred to the appropriate personnel for resolution
2.6 Implement workplace procedures for dealing with infection control risks and hazardous events as necessary
2.7 Encourage employees to report infection risks and to improve infection control procedures

3.1 Promptly investigate infection control hazardous events to identify their cause in accordance with organisation policy and procedure
3.2 Monitor work procedures to control infection risks to ensure compliance
3.3 Regularly review and adjust work procedures to ensure improvements in infection control practice
3.4 Provide feedback to team and individuals on compliance issues, changes in work procedures and infection control outcomes
3.5 Ensure training in work procedures is provided as required to maintain infection control standards
3.6 Identify any inadequacies in work procedures and infection control measures and ensure they are corrected or reported to designated personnel
3.7 Accurately maintain records of infection control risks and incidents as required
3.8 Use aggregate infection control information reports to identify hazards, to monitor and improve risk control methods and to indicate training needs
3.9 Report and investigate potential breaches of infection control in line with organisation procedures

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will include demonstration of underpinning knowledge, and skills; assessment activities may include quizzes, oral presentation and written work.