Course Title: Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: HWSS5658C

Course Title: Implement and monitor infection control policy 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: 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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

The pre-requisite for this course is-

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures in health work.

Course Description

This course 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 the organisation.The students are trained to respond to any specific workplace infection risk, hazard and associated infection control practices.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTIN403C Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures


Integrate infection control policy and procedure into work practices

Performance Criteria:

Implement infection control policy and procedures with members of the work group

Maintain liaison with person responsible for organisation-wide infection control

Provide coaching and support as required to ensure that individuals/teams are able to implement infection control practices

Adopt work procedures to reflect appropriate infection control practice

Deal with issues raised through consultation and ensure they are resolved promptly or referred to the appropriate personnel for resolution

Implement workplace procedures for dealing with infection control risks and hazardous events as necessary

Encourage employees to report infection risks and to improve infection control procedures


Monitor infection control performance and implement improvements in practices

Performance Criteria:

Promptly investigate infection control hazardous events to identify their cause in accordance with organisation policy and procedure

Monitor work procedures to control infection risks to ensure compliance

Regularly review and adjust work procedures to ensure improvements in infection control practice

Provide feedback to team and individuals on compliance issues, changes in work procedures and infection control outcomes

Ensure training in work procedures is provided as required to maintain infection control standards

Identify any inadequacies in work procedures and infection control measures and ensure they are corrected or reported to designated personnel

Accurately maintain records of infection control risks and incidents as required

Use aggregate infection control information reports to identify hazards , to monitor and improve risk control methods and to indicate training needs

Report and investigate potential breaches of infection control in line with organisation procedures


Provide information about infection control policies and procedures

Performance Criteria:

Explain accurately and clearly to the work group relevant information about infection control policy and procedures, and applicable industry codes of practice

Regularly provide information about identified hazards and the outcomes of infection risk assessments to the work group

Provide opportunities for the work group to seek further information on workplace infection control issues and practices

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

The learning activities include-
• Two sessions( 3 hours each) of practical work activities
• Online work
• Observation,Reflections and reporting
• Clinical placement work

Teaching Schedule

There will be two sessions of practical work on 17th March and 26th March  in this course at campus and the rest of the resources for learning will be available through online learning hub.

The practical sessions will be held as advised in the program timetable. The implementation of the theory part of this course will be done in the clinical placement experience.

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

Other Resources

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

Overview of Assessment

  • Participation and competence in the class room activities
  • Assignment/Case Study based on clinical placement

Assessment Tasks

The assessment tasks will include the completion of

1. Policy document for understanding of the underpinning knowledge

2. Assignment based on clinical placement observation, policies, procedures, implementation, reporting and suggestions for improvements.

As this course is linked with clinical placement, the students also need to be deemed competent at the placement for this competency.

The date of assignment submission is available in assessment schedule.

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

The students need to be deemed competent in ALL pre-requisite competencies before proceeding to this competency.

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