Hand hygiene eLearning modules

The Commission has developed a suite of eLearning modules to support workforce hand hygiene training in Australian health and aged care settings. These modules may also be useful for staff working in community care and other industries where infection prevention and control is important, such as beauty therapy.

Access our infection control and hand hygiene eLearning modules

Module Target audience
Allied health All allied health professionals - that is, health professionals who are not medical practitioners, dentists or nurses.
Dental All dental/oral health staff and students
Medical All medical practitioners
Non-clinical Healthcare facility support staff. This includes all staff and volunteers who enter patient areas, but do not provide care for patients
Nursing/midwifery All staff performing nursing/midwifery duties
Renal dialysis All staff working within a dialysis setting
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons All candidates for a position in a surgical training program provided by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Standard theory Any person requiring hand hygiene knowledge for whom the other modules are not relevant
Student health practitioner Any person requiring hand hygiene knowledge for whom the other modules are not relevant
Hand dermatitis This module aims to prevent hand dermatitis in healthcare workers and to provide education about what to do if dermatitis does develop. The module was developed by the Occupational Dermatology Research and Education Centre, at the Skin & Cancer Foundation, Melbourne.

Hand hygiene auditor modules

Module Information
Hand hygiene annual auditor validation module  To maintain the validity and quality of data collected, all auditors are required to complete this module as a part of the annual validation process. Completion of this module alone does not qualify the learner to be a hand hygiene auditor; other additional auditor training requirements are in place.
Hand hygiene pre-workshop module  This course is a mandatory requirement for all participants enrolled in a hand hygiene auditor training workshop. It must be completed prior to attendance at an initial face to face workshop session, where these are conducted.

For more information see the Frequently asked questions (FAQs) - hand hygiene and infection prevention and control online modules.