The Infection Control Practitioner has responsibility for infection control practices over a broad range of areas within the health care setting. This short course is an introduction to the issues which confront the present day infection control practitioner. Many aspects of infection control covered in the course are applicable across a broad range of enterprises beyond health care.

Since an infection control program is a requirement for accreditation for health care facilities, this is an ideal introductory course for staff with responsibility for preventing and controlling infection. This course provides a ‘snap shot’ of the longer certificate courses offered at Mayfield Education

This is an open entry program.

  • Microbiology and host defence mechanisms
  • Transmission and prevention of infection
  • Standard precautions and blood borne viruses
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Surveillance and quality systems
  • Wound management
  • Storage and handling of sterile stock
  • Sourcing information for infection control
  • Food handling and hygiene
  • Environmental cleaning
  • Disinfectants

2 days at Mayfield Education from 9am to 4pm (30 minute lunch break)

Next Intake: TBA

Application Closing Date
Two weeks prior to course commencement.

Late application is considered.

Mayfield Certificate of Attendance


Mayfield Education

2-10 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123

Quick Glance

Program code

Introduction to Infection Prevention & Control

Next Intake: TBA


Program length

2 days


Mayfield Education Hawthorn

Study mode

On-site short course


(03) 9882 7644