Infection control training
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Infection control training

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Victorian TAFEs and Registered Training Organisations are offering free short accredited training courses (Skill Sets) to help upskill workers to administer and implement infection control policies and procedures within workplaces.

The courses will support businesses to reopen safely and continue to control the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) across Victorian businesses. The course is not mandatory for businesses to reopen; however, employers are encouraged to release their staff for the free training.

The courses combine online learning and workplace-based assessment and involve up to 30 contact hours. Employees will acquire the knowledge and skills to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 to themselves, colleagues, customers and suppliers. In turn, this will help increase consumer confidence that it is safe for the community to re-engage with Victorian businesses.

After completing the training, staff will be able to confidently:

  • follow standard and additional precautions for infection prevention and control
  • identify infection hazards and assess risks
  • follow procedures for managing risks associated with specific hazards.

Who is this training for?

The courses will be available for employers and employees in businesses where COVID-safe practices are vital, with a focus on six priority sectors that represent 50% of the Victorian economy: 

  • retail trade
  • accommodation and food
  • transport incl. postal and warehousing
  • construction
  • manufacturing
  • health care and social assistance.  

What the training covers

Participants will learn a range of skills, including:

  • Hand hygiene practices
  • Effective surface cleaning
  • Use of personal protective equipment
  • Disposal of contaminated waste
  • Hazard identification, control and reporting
  • Appropriate protocols and responses in the event of an incident
  • Knowledge regarding the basis of infection and transmission

The following accredited skills set courses are available:

  • HLTSS00064 - Infection Control Skill Set (for delivery in Disability Care/Individual Support/Aged Care sectors)
  • HLTSS00065 – Infection Control Skill Set (Retail)
  • HLTSS00066 – Infection Control Skill Set (Food Handling)
  • HLTSS00067 – Infection Control Skill Set (Transport and Logistics)
  • BSBSS00095 − Cross-Sector Infection Control Skill Set

Where is this training available?

For enquiries and enrolments, please select your preferred provider/s from this list:

TAFE institutes

Registered training organisations