Infection Control

Infection Control Training (Healthcare)

Appropriate infection control has always been an important part of healthcare provision. In current times it has been more important than ever.

In recognising this, the State government, via the Department of Training and Workforce Development, are fully funding this nationally accredited infection control course.

Ideal for existing healthcare workers in a primary health, hospital, aged care, disability care or community care setting, the infection control course is delivered by experienced AMA lecturers.


This course covers off on a range of critical infection control aspects, including:

  • established guidelines for the prevention and control of infection, including those for:
  • personal and hand hygiene:
  • how to hand wash
  • how to hand rub
  • pre-surgical hand preparation
  • clinical moments when hand hygiene should be performed with soap and water rather than alcohol-based hand rub
  • non-clinical moments for hand hygiene hand care, including guidelines on maintaining intact skin, fingernails and jewellery/watches
  • use and scope of personal protective equipment guidelines for:
  • glove use
  • wearing gowns and waterproof aprons
  • wearing masks
  • wearing protective glasses
  • surface cleaning:
  • cleaning procedures and their specified times
  • routine surface cleaning
  • managing a blood or body fluid spill
  • sharps handling and disposal techniques
  • reprocessing procedures for equipment
  • types of additional precautions and their relevance to particular areas of work or client groups
  • types of hazards in the work environment and associated risks and control measures
  • chain of infection:
  • source of infectious agent
  • mode of transmission
  • susceptible host
  • basis of infection, including:
  • bacteria and bacterial spores
  • difference between harmless microorganisms and pathogens
  • difference between colonisation, infection and disease
  • fungi
  • viruses
  • key modes of disease transmission – contact, airborne and droplet:
  • paths of transmission including direct contact, aerosols and penetrating injuries
  • risk of acquisition
  • sources of infecting microorganisms including persons who are carriers, in the incubation phase of the disease or those who are acutely ill
  • factors that increase the susceptibility to infection:
  • immune status
  • wounds or devices
  • medications and comorbidities
  • age

Course Code: Infection Control

Duration: One and a half days

Day: Monday and half day Tuesday

Location: AMA Nedlands Training Centre, 10 Stirling Highway

Contact Time Hours: 9:00am – 4:30pm (Monday), 9:00am – 1pm (Tuesday)


2020 Course Dates

16-17 November (Filling Fast)



AMA Training Servcies can conduct this training at your workplace on a date that suits your operations where at least 5 staff are required to be trained. Contact us for more information.

Successful completion of this course will result in the issuing of the following nationally recognised skill set:

  • HLTSS00064 – Infection control Skill Set

This skill set comprises one unit of competency (HLTINF001 – Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures), which can be used as credit toward further studies in the health and community services space.

NOTE: This course will require access to an appropriate health related workplace in order to complete all assessment requirements.

Course Fee: – FREE – Fully funded by the Department of Training and Workforce Development



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