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HLTINF001 Comply with Infection Prevention and Control Policies and Procedures

HLTINF001 Comply with Infection Prevention and Control Policies and Procedures


This Student Assessment Booklet-I includes Task 1 for assessment of HLTINF001 Comply with infection control policies and procedures.


This unit requires that you complete 3 assessment tasks. You are required to complete all tasks to demonstrate competency in this unit.

Assessment Task

About this task

Assessment Task 1: Written questions

You must correctly answer all questions to show that you understand the knowledge required of this unit.

Assessment Task 2: Roleplay

You are to demonstrate the ability to clean up a simulated bodily fluid spill (vomit).

Assessment Task 3: Journal

You are to complete a journal about how they follow infection control procedures at work.

Assessment Task Cover Sheet

At the beginning of each task in this booklet, you will find an Assessment Task Cover Sheet. Please fill it in for each task, making sure you sign the student declaration.

Your assessor will give you feedback about how well you went in each task and will write this on the back of the Task Cover Sheet.


The prerequisite for this unit is NIL.


The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that the candidate has:

  • followed established organization infection prevention and control procedures on at least 3 separate occasions
  • followed established organization infection prevention and control procedures at least once for each of the following:
  • hand hygiene and care of hand
  • use of personal protective equipment
  • handling of waste
  • enforcing clean and contaminated zones
  • limitation of contamination
  • surface cleaning


The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

  • established guidelines for the prevention and control of infection, including those for:
  • personal and hand hygiene:
  • how to hand wash
  • how to hand rub
  • pre-surgical hand preparation
  • clinical moments when hand hygiene should be performed with soap and water rather than alcohol-based hand rub
  • non-clinical moments for hand hygiene hand care, including guidelines on maintaining intact skin, fingernails and jewellery/watches
  • use and scope of personal protective equipment guidelines for:
  • glove use
  • wearing gowns and waterproof aprons
  • wearing masks
  • wearing protective glasses
  • surface cleaning:
  • cleaning procedures and their specified times
  • routine surface cleaning
  • managing a blood or body fluid spill
  • sharps handling and disposal techniques
  • reprocessing procedures for equipment
  • types of additional precautions and their relevance to particular areas of work or client groups
  • types of hazards in the work environment and associated risks and control measures
  • chain of infection:
  • source of infectious agent
  • mode of transmission
  • susceptible host
  • basis of infection, including:
  • bacteria and bacterial spores
  • difference between harmless microorganisms and pathogens
  • difference between colonization, infection, and disease
  • fungi
  • viruses
  • key modes of disease transmission – contact, airborne, and droplet:
  • paths of transmission including direct contact, aerosols, and penetrating injuries
  • risk of acquisition
  • sources of infecting microorganisms including persons who are carriers, in the incubation phase of the disease or those who are acutely ill
  • factors that increase the susceptibility to infection:
  • immune status
  • wounds or devices
  • medications and comorbidities
  • age



Task summary:

§ This is an open book test – you can use the Internet, textbooks, and other documents to help you with your answers if required.

§ You must answer all questions correctly.

§ Write your answers in the space provided.

§ If you need more space, you can use extra paper. All extra pieces of paper must include your name and the question number/s you are answering.

§ You may like to use a computer to type your answers. Your assessor will tell you if you can email them the file or if you need to print a hard copy and submit it.

What do I need in order to complete this assessment?

  • Access to textbooks and other learning materials.
  • Access to a computer and the Internet (if you prefer to type your answers).

When do I do this task?

  • You will do this task in your own time.

what do I need to do if I get something wrong?

If your assessor marks any of your answers as incorrect, they will talk to you about resubmission. You will need to do one of the following:

  • Answer the questions that were incorrect in writing.
  • Answer the questions that were incorrect verbally.

Question 1

Provide a definition and one example of the following terms.








Risk control


Risk management process


Question 2

Explain the requirements of PPE under Regulation 44–47 of the Model WHS Regulations.

You can access the Regulations at http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/about/publications/pages/

Question 3  

Complete the missing fields (hazard type or consequence) in the table below.


Potential harm/consequence

Loud noise


Can cause shock, burns, fire, or even death



Can cause respiratory infections or illness, cancer, acid burns or dermatitis

Manual tasks


Working from a height


If hit or caught can cause fractures, bruises, dislocations, lacerations, serious injury, or death

Infectious material



Question 4

Explain each of the following precaution types and provide an example for each.

Precaution type

Explanation and example

Contact precaution


Droplet precaution


Airborne precaution


Question 5

In one short paragraph, explain the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare.

Question 6

Provide the relevant AS/NZ Standard for the following PPE items:

PPE item

AS/NZ Standard









Question 7

Describe how each of the following standard precautions is used to prevent infectious agents from spreading from one person to another.

Standard precaution

How it is used to stop the infection from spreading

Cough etiquette


Handling of waste


Handling of linen




Question 8

Provide at least three infection control methods you can use at work for each of the following.


Infection control methods

Food preparation


General cleanliness in the workplace
(ie housekeeping)


Cleaning up bodily fluid spills


Disposing of infectious waste


Question 9

Explain the purpose of a bacterial spore. 

Question 10

For each of the following pathogens, provide one example of the disease they can cause.











Question 11

Provide at least five examples of when you should wash your hands in the workplace.

Example 1:


Example 2:


Example 3:


Example 4:


Example 5:


Question 12

Using a step-by-step approach, explain how to wash and rub your hands properly.

Question 13

There are two types of pre-surgical hand scrubs:

  • a five-minute timed scrub
  • a numbered stroke method.

Choose one of these pre-surgical hand scrubs and provide a step-by-step outline of the procedure: 

Question 14

Fill out the table below about the 5 moments for hand hygiene.




Before touching a patient


Before clean/ aseptic procedure


After body fluid exposure risk


After touching a patient


After touching the patient surroundings


Question 15

Research workplace requirements for hand hygiene for each of the following and write down how you would follow them.







Question 16

Provide an outline of routine surface cleaning procedures in a client care facility.

Question 17

Provide a step-by-step overview for disposing needles/syringes into a sharps container.

Question 18

Explain the process of infection using the following elements:

  • Pathogen
  • Reservoir
  • Portal of exit
  • Means of transmission
  • Portal of entry
  • The susceptible host.

You may draw a diagram to help explain your response (attach it to this page) or fill out the table below.





Portal of exit


Means of transmission


Portal of entry


The susceptible host


Question 19

Provide at least five risk factors associated with contracting a healthcare-associated infection (HAI).

Risk factor 1:


Risk factor 2:


Risk factor 3:


Risk factor 4:


Risk factor 5:


Question 20

What does the label ‘single-use only’ and ‘single patient use’ mean?

Single-use only:


Single patient use:


Question 21

What does the Australian/New Zealand Standard 4187:2014 refer to?

Question 22

Explain the difference between harmless microorganisms and pathogens.

Harmless microorganisms:




Question 23

An infectious agent or microbe can be exogenous or endogenous. What is the difference between the two types of microbes?





Question 24

Draw a line to match the following terms with their correct definition

A. Colonisation

1. A noticeable impairment of bodily functions

B. Infection

2. Bacteria is present without evidence of infection

C. Disease

3. The active process where bacteria is causing damage to cells or tissue

D. Source

4. The origin of the infectious agent

Question 25

A human can be the source of contagious infection during which three stages?

Question 26

What are the 3 main shapes of bacteria?

Question 27

1. Give six ways that you can maintain personal hygiene

2. Why is maintaining personal hygiene important?

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