This skill set is for individuals currently employed in the aged care sector, who require the skills and knowledge to decrease the risk of and transmission of infection whilst carrying out their daily duties.
You will learn to follow organisational infection prevention and control policies and procedures, including implementing standard and transmission based precautions and responding to infection risks in the workplace.
This skill set has one unit of competency: HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures.
All students required to attend on-site learning must be fully vaccinated in line with Kangan Institute’s Vaccination Policy
This course is fully funded through the National Infection Control Fund for eligible participants.
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|Module Code||Module Title||Nominal Hours
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures (HLTINF001)||25
How will I be assessed?
Assessment tasks will be related to your workplace. You will be assessed using a variety of methods including:
- Questioning - self-marking quizzes
- Product - video performance evidence in the workplace
- Third party reports from workplace supervisor
- Completion of Hand Hygiene online module
If you are unable to meet all the assessment requirements in the workplace you will be required to attend simulated practical skills on campus (Essendon or Moonee Ponds) - one 3 hour session.
What will I study?
This skill set has one unit of competency:
HLTINFCOV001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!
You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!
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Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.
The fees listed below relate to 2022 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.
Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.
Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.
Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee.
Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee and non-tuition fees (table 1) and any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).
The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
student contact hours
Government Subsidised $/SCH
Indigenous Concession $/SCH
Full fee $/SCH
^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.
*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2022. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.
For more information about our fees structure, click here.
What costs and other fees should I expect?
This infection control skill set is free to eligible participants.
Where and how can I study?
This course is delivered via a combination of online, workplace and simulation. If you are unable to meet all the assessment requirements in the workplace, you will be required to attend simulated practical skill development and assessment on campus – 3 hour session.
What employment opportunities will I have?
What skills will I have when I complete this course?
Upon completion of this skill set, you will be able to:
- Follow standard and additional precautions for infection prevention and control
- Identify infection hazards and assess risks
- Follow procedures for managing risks associated with specific hazards
What qualifications will I receive?
On completion of this course, you will be provided with a statement of attainment.
What opportunities for further studies will I have?
Achievement of this unit of competency provides credit towards qualifications in a range of training where infection control skills are required.
How do I apply?
To apply for this course, complete an online application form by clicking the yellow 'Apply Here' button above.
Note - 2021 applications have now closed. Any applications received will be actioned early 2022.
How will I be selected for this course?
All applicants for this course will complete an assessment to evaluate their language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.
You must be currently employed in the aged care sector with an employment status of one of the following:
- full time employee
- part time employee
- self employed - not employing others
- self employed - employing others or
- employed - unpaid worker in a family business
Participants must not have previously completed this Skill Set or any other Infection Control Skill Sets.