This qualification is delivered over a period of 25 nominal hours comprising of classroom sessions* , supervised directed learning, skills training, self-paced learning, practical placement, assessment and assessment assistance. Students undertake a work experience/ practical placement experience of 5 hours.
*With the current pandemic situation, a number of classroom sessions will be delivered online to enhance safety of students and trainers.
Please note: The course duration may vary for individual students based on their current academic and work experience. All students will be assessed on an individual basis for their ability to meet the course requirements within an extended or reduced time frame.
Classroom based training (face to face/ online) and supervised practical experience in a community and/or residential setting.
189 Plenty Road, Preston, VIC 3072 and Practical Placement location as negotiated.
Achievement of this unit of competency provides credit towards qualifications in a range of training packages where infection control skills are required.
This unit comprising this skill set describes the skills and knowledge required to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.
This unit applies to individuals working in health and direct client care contexts.
The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.
This skill set is for individuals who require the skills and knowledge to decrease the risk of and transmission of infection whilst carrying out their daily duties.
This qualification is beneficial for people seeking to develop skills and knowledge in infection prevention and control.
ALACC entry requirements require that applicants must:
- Be at least 18 years’ old
- Have satisfactorily completed Year 11 or equivalent
The following are not an entry requirement, but may need to be considered prior to undertaking this course:
- Basic foundation skills and computer literacy skills may be required for learning activities related to the course. Where relevant, adequate student support is available.
Please note: Proficiency in English is required to meet Industry standards.
Students will be undertaking Pre-Training Review and LLN test prior to enrolment. The LLN test is not an entry requirement, students are asked to undertake the same so appropriate academic support can be ensured throughout the course of study.
Students may be able to shorten the length of their studies through the recognition of past experience and/ or qualifications gained elsewhere. Applications can be made for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer.
These will be assessed according to the college’s policy & procedures and the context of this skills set to determine if/how much advanced standing will be granted.
This qualification holds National Recognition.
Assessments will be conducted to determine the achievement of competency-based learning outcomes. Assessments may include student questions, case study/ scenarios, practical skills observation and assessment (simulated environment/ practical placement) and post placement assessment.
To gain competency in this skills set, students are required to demonstrate their knowledge and skills through assessments in the workplace environment. Upon completion of the online/ face to face component of training, students can seek employment or work placement to undertake the practical aspects of the training. Students then complete the workplace assessment under the guidance of the workplace supervisor and the assessor.
Employment/ Placements may occur in aged care, disability, or other aged care and community settings in Melbourne or Regional areas as organised by ALACC and according to the course requirements.
While ALACC takes responsibility to provide work placements, students have the choice to find a work placement close to their place of residence. ALACC does not provide employment services.
All placement arrangements have to be approved prior to commencing placement. ALACC will negotiate and have an Agreement with the Placement Provider before the student attends work placement.
Please note: The cost for the practical placement is included in the fee. However, if a student does not attend the allocated placement then the student will have to pay for the costs set by the practical placement providers for cancelling their placements.
Placements dates will be provided by the placement provider and can be subject to change depending on the appropriate Placement Provider’s ability to take students at a specific given period. Students may need to be flexible with these dates and ensure they can attend the placements as soon as it is available.
Students will be required to attend pre-placement and post-placement sessions for assessment.
Participants will be able to enhance own skills to undertake their existing job role/s in a safe manner and/or gain opportunities to undertake roles in their specific sectors, where an in-depth knowledge of infection prevention and control is desirable.
Please ask us about credit transfers.