Fundamentals Of IPC Programme Course

For new and existing infection prevention and control practitioners

Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and Control

This course introduces new and existing infection prevention and control practitioners to the key concepts of infection prevention and control (IPC) which underpin IPC practice in all healthcare settings.

The practitioner will complete 9 learning modules via distance learning, supported by an experienced infection prevention and control practitioner mentor. Learning will be enhanced via regular Zoom meetings with your mentor and other course participants.

This course is suitable for a healthcare worker who has a role or an interest in IPC and can commit to around 60 hours of study over 4 months. A certificate will be awarded to participants on completion of the course.

Participants can claim up to 60 hours professional development hours.


  1. Hand hygiene
  2. Standard and transmission-based precautions (2 workbooks)
  3. Microbiology
  4. Surveillance and monitoring of infection
  5. Outbreak management
  6. Communicable diseases
  7. Occupational health
  8. Cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation
  9. Construction and renovation


The programme is currently supported by the sponsors at the bottom of this page and is free for NZNO IPCNC members. Non-IPCNC members will be required to pay a levy of $200.

Application form

For further information contact the course co-ordinator – Joanne Baigent –

Here is the application form for download: IPCNC Fundamentals of IPC Programme application form



IPCNC would like to acknowledge the kind sponsorship for the Fundamentals Programme, without which this course may not be offered.  Sponsorship of the Fundamentals Programme does not indicate that IPCNC endorse or support any product supplied or produced by the following sponsors (click on the link to find out more information about these companies).

New Zealand Medical & Scientific

Reynard Health Supplies