HLTINFCOV001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

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About this qualification

Course code: HLTINFCOV001


This unit will be contextualised to the respective industries and clients’ needs when delivering the training and assessments.


HLTSS00064 - Infection Control Skill Set
- Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures (HLTINF001)

HLTSS00065 - Infection control Skill Set (Retail)
- Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures (HLTINFCOV001)

HLTSS00066 - Infection control Skill Set (Food Handling)
- Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures (HLTINFCOV001)

HLTSS00067 - Infection control Skill Set (Transport and Logistics)
- Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures (HLTINFCOV001)


This unit 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.

This unit applies to individuals working in health and direct client care contexts.


Entry/eligibility requirements

There are no pre-entry study or qualification requirements, but to be eligible, you must:

Reside in Western Australia;
Possess suitable English language, literacy and numeracy skills; and
Provide proof of identity

Students must be able to follow and recall instructions and information provided by the trainer in English in order to complete all the required course activities for assessment. 

The unit of competency standards requires a level of physical ability to meet the evidence requirements for assessment. 



ALTI ensures all AQF qualifications, statements of attainment, and transcripts of results are issued in accordance with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015.


Duration, learning method and assessment

Duration: 12 to 20 hrs, dependent upon existing skills and knowledge of the learner
Learning method: Face-to-face workshop, group tutorials (if required), individual tutorials (if required), simulated training
Assessment: In-class assessment, workplace evidence

Units of competency

HLTINFCOV001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures



After completing this course, you will be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Follow hand hygiene practices in accordance with organisations policies and procedures
  • Implement hand care procedures and cover cuts and abrasions
  • Follow organisation procedures for choice and use of personal protection equipment
  • Follow procedures for respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette
  • Follow procedures for environmental cleaning
  • Follow procedures for handling, transporting and processing of linen in a manner that controls the spread of infection
  • Follow procedures for disposal of contaminated waste
  • Follow procedures for handling and cleaning client equipment that prevents skin and mucous membrane exposures, contamination of clothing, and transfer of pathogens
  • Identify and respond to situations where additional precautions may be required to prevent transmission of infection
  • Identify infection hazards associated with own role and work environment
  • Identify own areas of responsibility in relation to infection prevention and control
  • Assess risk by determining the likelihood and severity of harm from identified hazards.
  • Document and report activities and tasks that put self, clients, visitors and/or other workers at risk
  • Identify appropriate control measures to minimise risk in accordance with organisations procedures
  • Follow protocols for care after exposure to blood or other body fluids as required
  • Place appropriate signs when and where appropriate
  • Remove spills in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organisation
  • Minimise contamination of materials, equipment and instruments by aerosols and splatter
  • Identify, separate and maintain clean and contaminated zones
  • Confine records, materials and medicaments to a well-designated clean zone
  • Confine contaminated instruments and equipment to a well-designated contaminated zone


Free of charge

Please call 1300 809 711 to book or if you have any further queries.

Alternatively, you can email us at training@amanaliving.com.au



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