HLTINFCOV001 is now available

HLTINFCOV001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 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. It applies to individuals working in health and direct client care contexts.

This Learner Guide is designed for health service workers in a range of sectors who are required to implement infection control.

The COVID19 pandemic has underscored the central role of infection prevention in keeping people safe and well. Support workers must acquire the skills to follow strict protocols in order to prevent the spread of infectious disease when caring for their clients.

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To support the new training products, AISC also approved contextualisation advice for application in the retail, food handling, and transport and logistics industry areas. Subsequently, AISC has provided a further statement on the use of the contextualisation advice.

  • The statement confirms that the contextualisation advice must be applied by an RTO that is delivering HLTINFCOV001 as part of one of the newly endorsed skill sets.
  • RTOs need to make sure their Training and Assessment Strategies (TAS) reflects the training considerations described in the contextualisation advice documents including workplaces identified, existing infection control protocols, suitable resources, and facilities and equipment.
  • The AISC has also confirmed that credit transfer cannot be granted between HLTINFCOV001 and HLTINF001
  • Where a student has completed HLTINFCOV001, an RTO may be able to conduct a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment for HLTINF001 based on prior learning as partial evidence. However, the RTO must implement further assessment methods to ensure validity of the assessment decision in a health or direct client care context.
  • HLTINFCOV001 requires assessment to be demonstrated in the workplace, and allows simulations and scenarios to be provided if situations occur rarely in the workplace. This unit cannot be assessed entirely by simulation.
  • Assessment can be undertaken in the workplace by direct observation, either onsite or remotely through video call/online. Third party observation can also be carried out, but student competence remains in the hands of the assessor