National audits and HHCApp


Data on hand hygiene compliance are collected by states and territories for all public health organisations, and by many private health organisations, and reported nationally three times per year for the National Hand Hygiene Initiative. 

Using the Hand Hygiene Compliance Application (HHCApp)

The Hand Hygiene Compliance Application (HHCApp) enables Australian hospitals to collect and report hand hygiene audit data for the National Hand Hygiene Initiative. The HHCApp is an online web-based application.

Only trained and validated hand hygiene auditors are able to be authorised to collect and enter data using the HHCApp. Gold Standard Auditors (GSAs) provide hand hygiene auditor training. The GSA who provides auditor training is responsible for registering each auditor who successfully completes the training and providing them with personalised login for details for entering data using the HHCApp.

If you need assistance with your HHCApp login, please contact the hand hygiene lead for your organisation in the first instance. If they are unavailable, or you are the lead, please contact your Jurisdictional Hand Hygiene Coordinator

Instructions and responses to frequently asked questions are available to support use of the HHCApp.

HHCApp Desktop

HHCApp Desktop is used to enter hand hygiene data that has been collected on paper. If you have administrator access, you can also use HHCApp desktop to access reports and administrator functions:


HHCApp Mobile

HHCApp Mobile is used to enter hand hygiene data in real time as you audit. HHCApp Mobile is not an App; it is a webpage that can be accessed via the internet browser of a mobile device. If using this option to enter data, please ensure you login to begin, and when finished, sync your data and use the 'logout' button on completion to minimise errors.

If you have difficulty syncing your mobile device, you may need to update the shortcut on your device to the new link below, delete your mobile device browser history and remove the previous shortcut you used for the HHCApp login page.