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  • SSHLT0006

Maintain Infection Prevention for Skin Penetration Treatments Skill Set

Infection Control
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At a glance

Gain essential infection control knowledge

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SSHLT0006 Maintain Infection Prevention for Skin Penetration Treatments Skill Set

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Course overview

Course overview

An essential skill set for those seeking to work in industries including body piercing, tattooing or tattoo removal, laser technology, beauty therapy and dental professions. You'll learn about infection control practices and risk containment measures; monitoring and maintaining cleanliness; review clinic compliance with the applicable state and local council requirements; maintaining personal protection, as well as how to clean and sterilise equipment.

Units

You will be required to complete 1 unit of competency.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
HLTINF005
Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

There are no formal entry requirements or prerequisites for this unit of competency.

If you are under 18 and not employed in an industry where this unit is a requirement, you may still choose to undertake the program, however you need to be aware that you may have difficulty accessing an appropriate facility to complete the practical assessment.

You are required to complete online learning and then undertake written and practical assessments. For you to able to do your practical component (video clip) of your assessment, you are required to:

  • be employed in a workplace with access to sterilisation equipment, OR
  • have access to a workplace with sterilisation equipment, OR
  • be in driving proximity to a town with a TAFE Queensland South West clinical room (Toowoomba or Bundamba) so that the teacher can assess you at TAFE (by appointment only via the teacher)

Resources required

  • access to a suitable workplace or campus location
  • personal stationery (pens and paper)
  • a valid email address

You will also require access to a reliable internet connection and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at a number of TAFE Queensland locations.

Need to know

Under state legislation, anyone who engages in body piercing, tattooing, or laser technology which includes skin penetration treatments, must complete HLTINF005 (previously HLTIN402C), from the Health training package before they penetrate anyone's skin in return for payment. This program may also be suitable for those working in the beauty and cosmetic industry providing cosmetic tattooing, Intense Pulse Light (IPL) for hair removal and skin rejuvenation and electrolysis and diathermy (or any cosmetic equipment considered invasive to the skin).

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland