Infection Prevention and Control - Draft 1

Project Summary

Detailed information about the background to this project including the Case for Change is set out on the project page.

SkillsIQ under the direction of the Direct Client Care and Support Industry Reference Committee, coordinated the development of a Case for Change which was approved by the AISC at the February 2022 meeting.

The following Units of Competency, which are housed in the HLT Health Training Package, are included in this Training Package update:

HLT INF 001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

HLT INF 003 Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures.

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    The Draft 1 consultation process will seek feedback on proposed changes to the Units of Competency. The Draft 1 Training Package Products have been informed by research, feedback on the Case for Change and input from the Technical Advisory Committee.

    Further details in relation to proposed changes and key issues for consideration at the Draft 1 consultation stage of this project are set out in the Consultation Guide, which should be read in conjunction with the Draft 1 Training Package Products. This Guide is available for download at the bottom of this page.

    Draft 1 of the Units of Competency and associated Assessment Requirements will be open for public consultation from Thursday, 28 April 2022 and will close at 5:00pm AEST on Thursday, 26 May 2022.

    Consultation Activities: Draft 1
    Throughout the Draft 1 consultation period, SkillsIQ will be undertaking a number of activities to engage with stakeholders in order to gather feedback. These will include a series of national consultation webinars and stakeholder interviews. To attend a webinar, each of which will contain the same presentation material, please select your preferred time and date and register your details by clicking on any of the links below. Please register each attendee separately.

    Webinars:
                         Date                                           Time

    Webinar 1:  Wednesday, 4th May 2022     2:00pm - 3:00pm (AEST) - closed
    Webinar 2:  Friday, 6th May 2022               1:00pm - 2:00pm (AEST) - closed
    Webinar 3:  Monday, 9th May 2022           11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST) - closed 
    Webinar 4:  Tuesday, 17th May 2022         10:00am -11:00am (AEST) - closed

    To view the Draft 1 webinar slides please click here.

    Following the close of the consultation period, feedback received will be collated and provided to the Direct Client Care and Support IRC and the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The IRC, with the support of the TAC will review and confirm the changes required for the development of Draft 2, based on stakeholder feedback received during the first round of consultation. Draft 2 will be made publicly available for validation prior to the submission for endorsement to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC).

    Further Information

    Please refer enquiries regarding this project to:
    E enquiries@skillsiq.com.au
    P 02 93928100

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Infection Prevention and Control - Draft 1 Consultation Guide

Recent Comments

Rosalie Duke-Stanley 23.05.2022

"the removal of the original application information the updated application infers that this unit is now suitable for a range of work places and not just health and direct client care? "

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Rosalie Duke-Stanley 23.05.2022

"agreed. the term 'must' is a barrier to people to upskill or enter the relevant work force. Simulation can be offered where training facilities have suitable amenities. "

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Fiona Wilson 20.05.2022

"Include conditions for assessing all standard precautions - hand hygiene, PPE, safe use and disposal of sharps, routine environmental cleaning, reprocessing of reusable medical equipment, respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette, aseptic technique, waste management, and linen management - that are relevant to the individuals workplace"

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Fiona Wilson 20.05.2022

"Suggest including all standard precautions - hand hygiene, PPE, safe use and disposal of sharps, routine environmental cleaning, reprocessing of reusable medical equipment, respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette, aseptic technique, waste management, and linen management - that are relevant to the individuals workplace."

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Fiona Wilson 20.05.2022

"Suggest include or change as follows: Infectious agent - add in bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa - include microbial characteristics such as virulence, antimicrobial resistance, dose Reservoir (or source) - people - symptomatic, asymptomatic (incubating disease or chronically infected or a carrier) - endogenous (self infection from normal flora) - animals - insects - environment - dust, soil - food - water Route of transmission - Contact - direct or indirect - Droplet - Airborne - Food borne -Water borne -Percutaneous -Vector "

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