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HLTINF006 – Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

100% Online – This unit can be completed 100% online

Self-paced online study


What is Apply Basic Principles and Practices of Infection Prevention and Control all about?

HLTINF006 Apply Basic Principles and Practices of Infection Prevention and Control is a nationally recognised training unit in Australia that teaches individuals the basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control in various healthcare settings. The course is designed to equip healthcare workers with the knowledge and skills to reduce the risk of infections spreading to patients, staff, and visitors.

In light of recent global health crises, infection prevention and control have never been more relevant. This unit offers practical instruction on handwashing techniques, highlighting the ease of cross-contamination through engaging visual aids. It’s a fundamental aspect of healthcare that ensures the safety of both patients and practitioners.

Who should complete Apply Basic Principles and Practices of Infection Prevention and Control, and what workplace and jobs is it relevant to?

This course is relevant to anyone working in healthcare settings, including nurses, doctors, dentists, pharmacists, allied health professionals, and support staff. It is particularly important for those who work directly with patients or are responsible for maintaining the cleanliness and hygiene of the healthcare environment.

When you study HLTINF006, you will learn about the basic principles of infection control, including standard and transmission-based precautions. You will also learn about the chain of infection and how it can be broken, how to identify and respond to an infection outbreak, and how to implement safe work practices to prevent the spread of infections.

The course covers a range of topics, including hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, cleaning and disinfection, waste management, and sharps handling. It also covers the legal and ethical responsibilities of healthcare workers in relation to infection prevention and control.

Overall, completing HLTINF006 will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent the spread of infections in healthcare settings and ensure the safety of patients, staff, and visitors.


Entry Requirements

While there are no prerequisites for this course, you will need to have sufficient English language skills to complete the competency based first aid training.

Participants under the age of 18 are required to provide a consent form completed by their legal guardian.

Course Requirements

Access to a computer with internet, as well as basic computer skills access to technology assets to complete the online/ pre-course studies required for completion of this unit

Basic numeracy and literacy skills are needed to attend this course.

Access to a computer with internet, as well as basic computer skills access to technology assets to complete the online/ pre-course studies required for completion of this unit

If you have ANY special needs (e.g., language/literacy/numeracy difficulties/ physical disabilities etc) that you think may impact on your ability to complete this training, please let us know before enrolling

Students will be required to undertake online pre-course work before completing practical activities. The 3 practical activities/case studies involve uploading completed documents and reports from the templates we provide as part of the assessment or completing an online equivalent.

Why study with International Paramedic College, Australia

We bring a strong clinical prehospital care focus to our training and education programs. Our training and assessment materials are designed by us, they are not some bought in generic curriculum. They have a genuine prehospital care focus. We are a local independent training company that provides approved courses and refresher training online and locally. Like the Red Cross, St John Ambulance and Surf Lifesaving, we are fully regulated by The Australian Government’s Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to provide the health, safety and emergency qualifications we deliver.

Our regulation is through the Australian Government Australian Skills Authority (ASQA)  a national government accreditation body to provide professional courses and accredited qualifications. Whether you are refreshing past training or learning new skills, we have a unique perspective.

Unique Student Identifier Number (USI)

From 1 January 2015, anyone undertakes nationally recognised training delivered by a Registered Training Organisation will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you have not yet applied for a USI, you will have to do so before attending training with us. To apply or to check if you already have a USI number is a rapid and painless online process at the Australian Government website www.usi.gov.au. Follow the prompts as a student. Click here to apply online or check your USI number.

If you require help in obtaining one, please contact the office. If you are unable or choose not to provide a USI, or have an exemption granted under the Student Identifiers Act 2014. Then your training outcome will not be recorded on your USI account and will not be available in future years as part of the authenticated USI transcript service. More information is available about USI numbers on our website here.

Requirements for completion of manage first aid services

You must complete 100% of the training course and satisfactorily complete all the assessment tasks. If you feel you may need some support to complete the learning or assessment tasks, either because of a literacy issue, a learning difficulty or a physical disability, please let us know. We may be able to adjustments to our learning and assessment processes. Information concerning reasonable adjustment and the type of student support services we supply can be found in our Student Handbook.

Recognition of Prior Learning

We offer recognition of existing skills and knowledge, please refer to our Student Handbook or website here for more information.

Student Services Information and Policies

Our student handbook, refunds, terms, and conditions and our policies on are available in the footer of this website. Students can access these at any time. Information for students is provided in the student handbook.

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Study Mode

Self-paced learning 100% online

Online assessment tasks should take about 3 hours after reviewing the learning materials





Course Fees


Large groups and on-site pricing vary, Contact us

100% Online – This unit can be completed 100% online

Self-paced online study