Apply infection prevention and control procedures to own work activities

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This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake work activities in compliance with organisational procedures that prevent and control infection. It involves implementing standard and transmission-based precautions, identifying infection hazards, and assessing and responding to infection risks.

The unit applies to all workers required to undertake their activities in compliance with the infection prevention and control procedures in place in their workplace.

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.

Unit Sector

Cross-Sector – Infection Prevention and Control

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance but not explicit in the performance criteria.



Oral communication

  • Explains an infection hazard or non-compliance to required personnel, using suitable words and terms and responding clearly to specific enquiries
  • Listens to and interprets information relevant to own role in relation to infection prevention and control


  • Interprets information in a range of workplace procedures essential to infection prevention and control in own role


  • Records easy-to-read information relating to workplace hazards and incidents, using words and terms appropriate to audience and purpose

Initiative and enterprise

  • Identifies both obvious and less evident hazards to self and others

Problem solving

  • Identifies and applies infection prevention and control measures suited to own role and work environment

Unit Mapping Information

No equivalent unit.

Assessment Conditions

Skills in this unit must be demonstrated in a workplace or simulated environment where the conditions are typical of those in a working environment in this industry.

This includes access to:

  • suitable facilities, equipment and resources, including:
  • organisational infection prevention and control procedures and guidelines
  • PPE suited to work role and job requirements
  • hygiene facilities and equipment relevant to workplace
  • waste disposal equipment suited to waste generated during work activities
  • areas for cleaning.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Apply infection prevention and control procedures to own work activities

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