News & Updates

2018 Influenza in Residential Aged Care Seminar
6 Apr 2018

On March 27th, about 480 persons attended the state-wide Influenza in Residential Aged Care Seminar at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. This important seminar was organised by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and the Victorian Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance System Coordinating Centre, representing the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity. Read more...


Notice Tuesday 27th March only IT support available
26 Mar 2018

Tomorrow Tuesday 27th March VICNISS staff will attend the Influenza in Residential Aged Care Seminar, therefore only IT support will be available for the majority of the day. Please call Roland on (03) 93429359 if you have any IT issues. Otherwise please call or email on Wednesday 28th March. Read more...


Occupational Exposure Workbook and Guide Updates
26 Feb 2018

A guide to the reports and the Occupational Exposure workbook are now uploaded in modules, Occupational Exposures. click on following links... Read more...


acNAPS Annual Reports
1 Nov 2017

acNAPS annual reports are now listed under Publications / Annual Reports Read more...


CPE Reporting survey
11 Sep 2017

The CPE Reporting Survey was to be completed by COB Friday 8th September, if you have not already done this, click read more for the surveymonkey link and complete the survey. Read more...


Update to CPE Transmission Risk (TRA) list
11 Sep 2017

Please be advised that there has been a recent update to the secure online portal containing a summary of TRA classified wards within Victorian health services Read more...


Aged Care Surveillance Update
22 Aug 2017

VICNISS, the National Centre for Antimicrobial Prescribing (NCAS) and the Guidance Group continue to collaborate in the development and evaluation of the Aged Care National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (acNAPS). acNAPS is a quality improvement survey that aims to reduce infections, improve the use of antimicrobials and thereby reduce the SERIOUS threat of antimicrobial resistance. Funding is provided by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare. In 2017, it can be undertaken on any single day between Monday June 19th and Friday September 1st. Read more...


Revision of VICNISS Manual July 2017
12 Jul 2017

The VICNISS manual has been updated and is now available on the VICNISS website. Users should familiarise themselves with all changes (major & minor) to surveillance modules which they perform. Please see Summary of Revisions to VICNISS Surveillance Manual, July 2017 for major changes. Read more...


NEW online submission of Annual Surveillance Plan 2017-2018
17 May 2017

VICNISS has introduced online submission for the annual surveillance plan. The 2017-2018 surveillance plan is to be submitted by June 1 2017. A series of webinars were recently held to explain how to access and complete the new online annual surveillance plan. To access a recording Read more...