Course Title: Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: HWSS5658C

Course Title: Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6135 - Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy

Course Contact: Joshua Davies

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4333

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 following competency unit is a pre-requisite for this unit:
HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

Successful progression in this course is required for clinical practice. Unsuccessful progression may lead to exclusion from further clinical practice classes.

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.   

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:


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



Monitor infection control performance and implement improvements in practices

Performance Criteria:

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


Provide information about infection control policies and procedures

Performance Criteria:


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


Learning Outcomes

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

Details of Learning Activities


Learning Activities:
1. Read indicated course notes for BSBRKG502B Manage and Monitor business records and systems

2. Attend and participate in classes which are designed specifically to enable you to manage and monitor business or records systems
3. Complete all handouts that are distributed in class and add them to your Portfolio
4. Complete all learning activities located within the class notes.


Teaching Schedule

Infection Control 2015 – Semester 2



Class & Activities


11th Feb

Infection Control Policy and Procedures


18th Feb

Policy and Procedures Continued


25th Feb

Practical Application of Infection Control – Checklist


29th Feb

Online Test Available – 29/02/16 to 4/03/16









Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course forms part of the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy.
Primary assessment involves on-going practical and applied assessment in a clinical workplace or simulated environment such as a supervised student clinic.
Assessment is typically based around written and/or online tests, assignments, reflective journals, evidence portfolio’s, logbooks and/or practical demonstrations.
Competency based training requires the student to be in attendance in order for assessment to be undertaken.
Assessment is undertaken through successful completion of all assessment activities and classroom, project & industry participation.
Assessments are spaced across the duration of the course, in order for your teacher to provide you with progressive feedback.
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
An RMIT assessment charter ( summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document, the Assessment policies and procedures manual (;ID=ln1kd66y87rc).

Assessment Tasks



  1. Online Test


This online test will be assessing the essential skills and knowledge delivered within this unit.


Online Test Week 10:                 Open                -           9am Monday 29th Feb 2016

                                                Closed             -           5pm Friday 4th March 2016


You must achieve 100% on the online test to be satisfactory.



  1. Practical Assessment


You will be required to complete a workplace skills checklist which to be conducted in a simulated clinic environment during Myofacsial Dry Needling class. ALL items on the skills checklist must be completed to be deemed satisfactory for this assessment.


Checklist Submission Date: Week 9 – Thursday 25th Feb 2016  



Assessment Matrix

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