Infection Control HLTINF006 HLTINF007 – change to implementation date

24 February 2023

On 1 December 2022, Skills Ministers endorsed two updated Infection Prevention and Control units of competency. The new units have already been included in 18 qualifications, either as part of a major change process, or as a minor change with the new unit being added to the elective bank. These include the new Certificate III in Individual Support, updated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker qualifications and updated Allied Health Assistant qualifications.

To ensure that all current qualifications that include the superseded units (HLTINF001 and HLTINF003) could be updated without undue delay, the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) agreed that the new units should replace the superseded units in all current CHC and HLT qualifications through a ‘minor change’.

On 16 December 2022 stakeholders were advised on the National Register that the minor change would be implemented from 1 March 2023.  In response to stakeholder feedback, RTOs will now have the option to deliver either the superseded unit OR the new unit from 1 March 2023 to 30 June 2023.

The packaging rules for the 28 qualifications and 2 Skills Sets affected will be updated on 1 March 2023 to allow either unit to be delivered between the above period, and again on 1 July 2023 to allow only the new unit from 1 July 2023.

From 1 July 2023, RTOs delivering the qualifications and Skill Sets listed below must deliver either the HLTINF006 or HLTINF007 units. Superseded qualifications remain unchanged.

Qualifications with HLTINF001 (to be replaced with HLTINF006)

HLT47415- Certificate IV in Audiometry

HLT57921- Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology and Practice

HLT41020- Certificate IV in Ambulance Communications (Dispatch)

HLT35021- Certificate III in Dental Assisting

CHC34015- Certificate III in Active Volunteering

HLT21020- Certificate II in Medical Service First Response

HLT37315- Certificate III in Health Administration

HLT55118- Diploma of Dental Technology

HLT47815- Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing

HLT57415- Diploma of Audiometry

CHC22015- Certificate II in Community Services

HLT57821- Diploma of Orthopaedic Technology

HLT35115- Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting

HLT54121- Diploma of Nursing

HLT51020- Diploma of Emergency Health Care

HLT37015- Certificate III in Sterilisation Services

HLT37215- Certificate III in Pathology Collection

HLT41120- Certificate IV in Health Care

HLT31220- Certificate III in Basic Health Care

HLT47715- Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting

HLT37415- Certificate III in Pathology Assistance

HLT31120- Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport

HLT33115- Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

CHCSS00114 - Entry into Care Roles Skill Set

HLTSS00059 - Venous blood collection skill set

Qualifications with HLTINF003 (to be replaced with HLTINF007)

HLT47515- Certificate IV in Operating Theatre Technical Support

HLT47015- Certificate IV in Sterilisation Services

HLT54121- Diploma of Nursing

HLT64121- Advanced Diploma of Nursing

HLT57715- Diploma of Practice Management