Infection Prevention and Control - Draft 2

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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Status - Closed for Feedback

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The Draft 2 validation process will seek feedback on proposed changes to the Units of Competency. The Draft 2 Training Package Products have been informed by feedback received in relation to Draft 1 and input from the Technical Advisory Committee in addition to prior research and the Case for Change process.

Further details in relation to proposed changes and key issues for consideration at the Draft 2 validation stage of this project are set out in the Validation Guide, which should be read in conjunction with the Draft 2 Training Package Products. This Guide is available for download at the bottom of this page.

Draft 2 of the Units of Competency and associated Assessment Requirements will be open for public validation from Friday, 01 July 2022 and will close at 5:00pm AEST on Friday, 15 July 2022.

Consultation Activities: Draft 2

Throughout the Draft 2 validation 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 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: Thursday, 07 July 2022       11:00am -12:00pm (AEST) - closed
Webinar 2: Monday, 11 July 2022          2:00pm - 3:00pm (AEST) - closed 
Webinar 3: Wednesday, 13 July 2022   1:00pm - 2:00pm (AEST) - closed

Following the close of the validation period, feedback will be collated and reviewed by the Direct Client Care and Support IRC and the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). This feedback will inform the development of the Final Draft for submission for endorsement to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC).

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Attachments

Infection Prevention and Control - Draft 2 Validation Guide

Recent Comments

Sue JENNINGS 15.07.2022

"This will be controversial and is purely my opinion, however RTOs continually advocating for simulation as a viable means of assessment are dodging the fact that it is their responsibility to be able to provide adequate practical experience for their students. If you can't provide this then you shouldn't be taking people's money by offering courses which leave them ill-equipped for the workplace. It is purely a money making venture to get more people on the books with less and less accountability to deliver effective training. I agree that initial assessment should be done in a simulated environment. But once they have been deemed safe and able to carry out the task successfully, the overall competence should be assessed in the workplace. "

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Sue JENNINGS 15.07.2022

"That's exactly the point though. By issuing a national qualification in a UoC you are deeming them competent. They are meant to be competent to carry out that particular skill and they could then subsequently perform that skill competently in a workplace "

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Cathy Snelling 15.07.2022

"I am not sure whether mandating skills in the workplace would guarantee job proficiency. Millers Pyramid of Competence is an excellent assessment framework to refer to here https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2400509/ Competence does not come from basic, entry-level assessment but rather is developed over a series of learning and assessment experiences. I would not consider someone as competent after completing just one 25 hr UoC which would be seen as entry-level"

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Cathy Snelling 15.07.2022

"I am struggling with the use of the word 'must' in the assessment conditions - which is then followed by the phrase, "with the addition of simulations and scenarios where a full range of contexts and situtations cannot be provided...." To me if the word "must" is used, it must be unequivocal - with no 'with the addition of' etc following. I would be the word 'should' as used in the webinar as in: "should be assessed in the workplace whenever possible but simulations and scenarios permitted where the full ranges of contexts and situations cannot be provided in the workplace or may occur only rarely'. This would avoid the confusion the word 'must' creates - I understand the zeal of many who say it 'must' be assessed in the workplace, but I think we have learnt in the past two years not to paint ourselves into a corner with such definitive statements. Using simulation and scenarios (when appropriate) also creates a much more standardised and equitable assessment environment. I would imagine there would be ample scope to demonstrate IC and P competency in the work placement part of the training. "

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Sue JENNINGS 15.07.2022

"Totally agree "

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