Course Title: Manage the prevention and control of infection

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2019

Course Code: NURS5360C

Course Title: Manage the prevention and control of infection

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5357 - Diploma of Remedial Massage

Course Contact: Joshua Davies

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4333

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Laura Yeomans

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

This unit will be co-delivered with HLTWHS004 (OHTH5909C) Manage work health and safety.

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop, implement and monitor infection prevention and control systems and procedures in work contexts where health and personal care services are provided. This unit applies to people working in roles with managerial responsibilities for infection prevention and control in small to medium sized organisations. There may or may not be a team of workers involved.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection


1. Establish framework for infection prevention and control

Performance Criteria:

1.4 Consult with relevant colleagues on infection prevention and control issues and requirements 1.5 Develop and document infection prevention and control systems and procedures, including record keeping and reporting systems 1.6 Define and allocate infection prevention and control responsibilities


2. Establish procedures for hazard identification and risk control

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Establish hazard identification and risk assessment tools 2.2 Develop workplace processes for risk control 2.3 Ensure risk controls and hazard specific procedures are consistent with the hierarchy of control 2.4 Put in place incident reporting and investigation procedures 2.5 Document hazard identification and risk assessment systems and procedures


3. Implement and monitor infection prevention and control practices

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Communicate infection prevention and control systems, procedures and responsibilities to relevant colleagues 3.2 Support implementation by facilitating resources and training 3.3 Monitor day to day effectiveness of infection prevention and control procedures and address issues of concern


4. Evaluate infection prevention and control performance

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Assess infection prevention and control systems against compliance requirements 4.2 Review incidents as key sources of information 4.3 Seek feedback on systems and procedures from relevant colleagues 4.4 Identify and action improvements to systems and procedure

Learning Outcomes

Please refer to the Elements of Competency above.

Details of Learning Activities

This will be an online course presented via webinar . Students are expected to read the class slides prior to the webinar this then will allow for any questions to be addressed and an online forum to be developed. 


• Students will learn to apply their skills and knowledge to work integrated learning (WIL) in the

student & clinical practice environment, during simulations and classroom based learning

• Work experience &/or placements observation of performance in the workplace will be a

valuable part of your learning experience

• Tutorial activities (individually and in teams) to discuss, debate, critique and consolidate your

ideas and extend your understanding around key concepts within specific topics

• Online discussions and activities to support and collaborate with other students in your course

and debate and discuss ideas

• Utilise and develop critical research and cognitive skills to find credible sources of health


• Self-directed study time (eg. readings or activities around theory) to enhance and strengthen

your knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts

• To further facilitate learning students are strongly encouraged to use a range of communication

tools between themselves and their course instructor as well as between themselves and fellow

students by using the online learning platform

• It is strongly recommended that students partner up with fellow students in order to practice

assessment, treatment and palpation techniques


Teaching Schedule

Manage Workplace Health and Safety                                       HLTWHS004/OHTH5909C

Manage the Control and Prevention of Infection                  HLTINF004/NURS5360C



Class & Activities



Looking at legislation, regulation and codes of practice



Hazard identification: WHS and infection control



Hierarchy of control and its application to WHS and Infection control



Workplace policies and procedures/Identify and report incidents

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.


Assessment Task 1 - Case studies

Assessment Task 2 - Group task




Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Case Studies - Assessment Due 6th August 2019


Students will be given 3 case studies- Within these studies are scenarios that will require the student to identify the WHS/INF problems , resolve the problem in the short term and identify who to report to the rectify the problem permanently


Assessment 2: Group Task - Assessment Due 6th August 2019

students will be allocated into groups of 5 to 6 . Then will them work together to deliver a power point presentation that can be used to educate other students on WHS/INF measures that can be implemented into a clinical environment. Students will present their presentation to 3 members of their student cohort and develop a feedback form that students can use on how useful this tool was to them.

Assessment 3 Due 5th November 2019

A clinic checklist reviewed during WIL clinic ensuring that all aspects of clinic WHS/INF control standards are maintained.

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Important information regarding Assessment Tasks:


You are permitted to have a maximum of 2 resubmissions for this course. However each individual assessment may only be resubmitted once. 

Resubmissions are not automatic and will only be approved at the discretion of the Program Coordinator, after consultation with the teacher.

All students will be contacted with 7 days by their course coordinator in regards to  resubmission completion dates.


Please note an opportunity to repeat clinical placement is not guaranteed and will be at the discretion of the Clinical Coordinator/Program Manager.



If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to attend on the due date of an assessment (e.g. test, examination, oral, etc.) OR you do attend, but your performance has been affected, you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within 5 working days of the due date. If Special Consideration is granted, you will be given the opportunity to complete/repeat the assessment task at a later date. For advice on this application please visit or speak to your Program Coordinator.
If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to submit by the due date (e.g. assignment, report, project etc.):
you may submit an APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK for an extension of time of up to seven (7) calendar days or less. This must be lodged with the Program Coordinator 1 working day before the original due date. If granted, you will have the opportunity to submit up to 7 days later than the original due date. For advice on this application please visit or speak to your Program Coordinator.

Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for SPECIAL CONSIDERATION. 

If you require further information please contact your teacher or Program Coordinator.


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