Role of the Infection Control Liaison (ICL) fact sheet
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To provide a generic role description of an Infection Control Liaison (can be any healthcare worker e.g. nurse, allied health worker or doctor)
Continuous updating of skills and knowledge is important in the rapidly expanding area of infection prevention and control in order to promote sound decision making and policy formulation.
Note: all dates are subject to change.
The Infection Control Service provides this education program for novice Infection Control Link, Liaison Nurses or “champions” (PDF 112KB) which is available for staff in all SA Health facilities.
This one-day workshop is designed to give nurses or other health professionals who have been appointed as an infection control "link", “liaison” or “champion” some basic training in the principles of infection prevention and control.
This one-day workshop introduces basic surveillance concepts to the novice infection control professional (ICP) and is available for staff from SA Health facilities who contribute data to the South Australian Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Surveillance Program.
Pre-requisite requirement for this workshop includes documented completion of infection control education, either:
The one-day update seminar is designed to provide up-to-date information on new developments in the field of infection prevention and control. For further information please contact the Infection Control Service.
Infection prevention courses are available to all SA Health employees to support the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards. There are currently three infection prevention and control related courses available to staff:
Access to these courses are via the registration on the Digital Media e-Learning portal. To unlock the Safety and Quality courses, click on “unlock course” and enter the access code.
Access code is available to SA Health staff only via the SA Health Safety and Quality eLearning courses intranet page.
University of Adelaide offers 6-months full-time or 1 year part-time online certificate,
which provides graduates with the opportunity to build infection prevention and
control competencies for senior and specialist positions in infection control
For more information refer to the University of Adelaide’s website.
The James Cook University offers 6-months full-time or 1 year part-time equivalent online course. For more information see the James Cook University course website.
The Griffith University offers a 1-year part-time online course. For more information see the Griffith University course web page.
Griffith University also offers an online a 1 to 1.5 years full-time of 3-year part-time course for Infection Control Professionals to undertake. For more information see the Griffith University course web page.
Charles Darwin University offer an online or on campus (Casuarina, Darwin) 6-months full-time of 1-year part-time course. For more information, see the Charles Darwin course web page.
The ACSQHC offers an on-line training package that consists of a set of ten learning modules on infection prevention and control topics, designed for the novice Infection Control Professional. A module on infection prevention principles for general staff orientation is also available. For more information see the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care website.
The ACIPC Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control course provides a pathway for further learning and is an important resource for those wishing to pursue a career as an Infection Control Professional. The course comprises of eleven modules and is designed for professionals working in the areas of health and allied health care, acute care, rural and remote health, office-based practice, residential aged care, community health and health policy. There is a fee for this course, please refer to the website for details.
For more information see the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control website.
COVID-19 infection control online training is available for health care workers in all settings. It covers the fundamentals of infection prevention and control for COVID-19. This training is for care workers across all health care setting. Modules available include: infection prevention and control for COVID-19, training for aged care workers and training focused on rural and remote communities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
For more information see the Australian Government, Department of Health and Aged Care website.
The NHHI Learning Management System (LMS) hosts a suite of online learning modules on hand hygiene and infection prevention and control. These modules are suitable for healthcare workers, student healthcare workers and for other industries where infection prevention and control is important.
more information see the ACSQHC National Hand Hygiene Initiative webpage.
For further information on education and training, contact SA Health's Infection Control Service.