Infection Control Qualifications

The Public Health (Infection Control for Personal Appearance Services) Act 2003 requires a person who personally provides a higher risk personal appearance service to hold an infection control qualification.

The required qualification is competency standard HLTINF005- Maintain Infection Prevention for Skin Penetration Treatments, which is endorsed by the Australian National Training Authority. You may be able to achieve the competency standard without doing the training course by producing documentary evidence of your competency and being assessed by a training organisation that is registered to deliver and assess the standard.

A copy of the certificate of attainment for competency standard HLTINF005 - Maintain Infection Prevention for Skin Penetration Treatments for each proposed operator must be submitted with your application.

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