Comply with infection control policies and procedures

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver HLTIN301C, 'Comply with infection control policies and procedures'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Follow infection control guidelines

1.1 Demonstrate the application of standard precautions to prevent the spread of infection in accordance with organisation requirements

1.2 Demonstrate the application of additional precautions when standard precautions alone may not be sufficient to prevent transmission of infection

1.3 Minimise contamination of materials, equipment and instruments by aerosols and splatter

2. Identify and respond to infection risks

2.1 Identify infection risks and implement an appropriate response within own role and responsibility

2.2 Document and report activities and tasks that put clients and/or other workers at risk

2.3 Respond appropriately to situations that pose an infection risk in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organisation

2.4 Follow procedures for risk control and risk containment for specific risks

2.5 Follow protocols for care following exposure to blood or other body fluids as required

2.6 Place appropriate signs when and where appropriate

2.7 Remove spills in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organisation

3. Maintain personal hygiene

3.1 Maintain hand hygiene by washing hands before and after client contact and/or after any activity likely to cause contamination

3.2 Follow handwashing procedures

3.3 Implement hand care procedures

3.4 Cover cuts and abrasions with water-proof dressings and change as necessary

4. Use personal protective equipment

4.1 Wear personal protective clothing and equipment that complies with Australian/New Zealand Standards, and is appropriate for the intended use

4.2 Change protective clothing and gowns/aprons daily, more frequently if soiled and where appropriate, after each client contact

5. Limit contamination

5.1 Demarcate and maintain clean and contaminated zones in all aspects of health care work

5.2 Confine records, materials and medicaments to a well-designated clean zone

5.3 Confine contaminated instruments and equipment to a well-designated contaminated zone

6. Handle, package, label, store, transport and dispose of clinical and other waste

6.1 Wear appropriate personal protective clothing and equipment in accordance with occupational health and safety policies and procedures when handling waste

6.2 Separate waste at the point where it has been generated and dispose of into waste containers that are colour coded and identified

6.3 Store clinical or related waste in an area that is accessible only to authorised persons

6.4 Handle, package, label, store, transport and dispose of waste appropriately to minimise potential for contact with the waste and to reduce the risk to the environment from accidental release

6.5 Dispose of waste safely in accordance with policies and procedures of the organisation and legislative requirements

7. Clean environmental surfaces

7.1 Wear personal protective clothing and equipment during cleaning procedures

7.2 Remove all dust, dirt and physical debris from work surfaces

7.3 Clean all work surfaces with a neutral detergent and warm water solution before and after each session or when visibly soiled

7.4 Decontaminate equipment requiring special processing in accordance with quality management systems to ensure full compliance with cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation protocols

7.5 Dry all work surfaces before and after use

7.6 Replace surface covers where applicable

7.7 Maintain and store cleaning equipment

Qualifications and Skillsets

HLTIN301C appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC40408 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Work
  • CHC50208 - Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol and other drugs)
  • CHC20108 - Certificate II in Community Services
  • CHC30208 - Certificate III in Aged Care
  • CHC30308 - Certificate III in Home and Community Care
  • HLT21207 - Certificate II in Health Support Services
  • HLT32607 - Certificate III in Pathology
  • HLT43507 - Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing
  • HLT40507 - Certificate IV in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support
  • HLT32507 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
  • HLT60107 - Advanced Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine
  • HLT51607 - Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)
  • HLT60707 - Advanced Diploma of Ayurveda
  • HLT40307 - Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice
  • HLT44007 - Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)
  • HLT42807 - Certificate IV in Kinesiology
  • HLT60607 - Advanced Diploma of Homoeopathy
  • HLT41407 - Certificate IV in Cast Technology
  • HLT51007 - Diploma of Population Health
  • HLT50207 - Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies
  • HLT51707 - Diploma of Reflexology
  • HLT51307 - Diploma of Hearing Device Prescription and Evaluation
  • HLT41207 - Certificate IV in Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation
  • HLT61307 - Advanced Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)
  • HLT50507 - Diploma of Dental Technology
  • HLT61007 - Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine
  • HLT41007 - Certificate IV in Health Care (Ambulance)
  • HLT32807 - Certificate III in Health Support Services
  • HLT32907 - Certificate III in Health Administration
  • HLT61107 - Advanced Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)
  • HLT60407 - Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics
  • HLT32707 - Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting
  • HLT30207 - Certificate III in Non-Emergency Client Transport
  • HLT43307 - Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting
  • HLT31807 - Certificate III in Dental Assisting
  • HLT32407 - Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance
  • HLT41507 - Certificate IV in Hyperbaric Technology
  • HLT42107 - Certificate IV in Cardiac Technology
  • HLT51107 - Diploma of Indigenous Environmental Health
  • HLT60507 - Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy
  • HLT31407 - Certificate III in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support
  • HLT51907 - Diploma of Mortuary Theatre Practice
  • HLT41307 - Certificate IV in Audiometric Assessment
  • HLT31107 - Certificate III in Sterilisation Services
  • HLT31507 - Certificate III in Nutrition and Dietetic Assistance
  • HLT21107 - Certificate II in Emergency Medical Service First Response
  • HLT43107 - Certificate IV in Defence Health Care
  • HLT43607 - Certificate IV in Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology
  • HLT60907 - Advanced Diploma of Aromatic Medicine
  • HLT41907 - Certificate IV in Sleep Technology
  • HLT52007 - Diploma of Practice Management
  • HLT42007 - Certificate IV in Operating Theatre Technical Support
  • HLT40407 - Certificate IV in Health Supervision
  • HLT31907 - Certificate III in Ambulance Communications (Call-taking)
  • HLT60807 - Advanced Diploma of Neurophysiology Technology
  • HLT33107 - Certificate III in Basic Health Care
  • HLT50607 - Diploma of Paramedical Science (Anaesthesia)
  • HLT42607 - Certificate IV in Anaesthetic Technology
  • HLT33207 - Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care
  • HLT43407 - Certificate IV in Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)
  • HLT52207 - Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)
  • HLT32007 - Certificate III in Mortuary Theatre Practice
  • HLT32107 - Certificate III in Prosthetic/Orthotic Technology
  • HLT42707 - Certificate IV in Aromatherapy
  • HLT41707 - Certificate IV in Neurophysiology Technology
  • HLT50107 - Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine Remedial Massage (An Mo Tui Na)
  • HLT42507 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
  • HLT21307 - Certificate II in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care

And the skillsets: