HLTINF003

Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures

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Unit Information about the HLTINF003 training material in this resource

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide information about infection prevention and control procedures, integrate those procedures into work practices and monitor workplace performance.

This unit applies to individuals working in health or direct client care contexts, who have a coordination, team leading or supervisory responsibility in relation to infection prevention and control.

Unit mapping information

No equivalent unit

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Foundation skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Unit sector or competency field

None specified.

Prerequisite, co-requisite or interdependent assessment of units

None specified.

Assessment conditions

Skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace with the addition of simulations and scenarios where the full range of contexts and situations have not been provided in the workplace or may occur only rarely.

The following conditions must be met for this unit:

  • use of suitable facilities, equipment and resources, including:

    • organisational infection prevention and control policies and procedures

    • personal protective equipment

    • hand washing facilities and equipment

    • medical or client care equipment relevant to the workplace

    • clinical and other waste

    • areas for cleaning

  • modelling of industry operating conditions, including:

    • interaction with a team

    • presence of real or simulated risks, hazards and infection prevention and control problems to which the candidate responds

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.