COVID-19 Prepare for the new normal.

Government funding for this initiative is now ending

The New South Wales and Commonwealth governments have announced the final round of funding for Infection Prevention and Control training and certification. Registrations are a first-in-first-served basis. Registrations are open until 16th February, this will put you in the queue for a fully funded placement. Registrations after this date may be successful, dependent on surplus allocations.

Staff who undertake this training will receive a nationally recognised qualification and will have been trained to the highest standard. This training manages risk for organisations, with both staff and customers, should they be implicated in an outbreak.

Implementing appropriate infection prevention and control measures in our workplaces inspires confidence in customers and staff – and keeps us all safe.

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for employees who have:

To be eligible for a government subsidised (training at no cost) place employees must be:

Course date

This is an online, self-paced course which is available for commencement from the 12th October. 

The Course

This course has been designed to provide learners with an understanding of what infection prevention and control is, how infection occurs in the workplace, and the steps you can take to help minimise the risk of infection.

It has been developed to cover the unit of competency HLTINFCOV001, Comply with Infection Prevention and Control Policies and Procedures. To be issued with the national statement of attainment, learners will need to complete the following:

TopicDescriptionDuration
OverviewBasic microbiology and the chain of infection, so participants have a base understanding for applying precautions.30 minutes
PrecautionsStandard and transmission based precautions used to break the chain of infection and stop the spread. Why these are important and how to implement them properly.60 minutes
Risk ManagementRisk assessment process applied to infection control, where participants have the opportunity to apply what they’ve learnt to their workplace and take a risk based approach to applying infection prevention and control precautions.30 minutes
AssessmentLearners will need to answer a series of online multiple choice and short answer questions. They will also need to provide photographic or video evidence of them applying what they’ve learnt in the workplace.Allow 2 hours
By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

Course delivery and support

The course is a self-paced online course, with videos and activities, which can be completed on either computer or tablet. The course will be personalised based on the learner’s work environment. They will be requested to select the most suitable environment at the start of the course and can change this at any time in the course settings.
We can provide additional remote or face to face learning sessions with our Infection Control Specialists to deliver specific advice and practical support where desired or required.

Who is this training for?

Funding areaSector membersMinimum roles recommended for training
Community & Health Allied health organisations, Aged care, Childcare, schools, gymnasiums, NDIS providers.Centre managers, shift managers, facility managers, senior managers, cleaning and maintenance staff, carers, non-clinical health staff.
RetailSpeciality stores, grocery, general retailers.Senior team members, Supervisors, Managers, Cleaners.
Accomodation, cafes and restaurantsHotels, boarding schools, camping grounds.Senior team members, Duty managers, Shift managers, Food safety supervisors.
Personal ServicesOrganisations interacting with the general public.Those who through the provision of their service, are unable to observe social distancing rules.
Other appropriate staff members are, those who; Are or wish to become Health and Safety champions or Officers Are responsible for identifying and reporting risk to the business Hold a leadership role in the business Those with autonomous public facing roles.

Customised for Industry Relevance

The course has been designed to allow learners to select their industry at the start of the course. They will then see information, examples and activities relevant to their role in Allied Health, Retail, Hospitality, or general face-to-face Interaction settings.
This course is for businesses wanting to meet their Work Health and Safety (WHS) obligations and inspire confidence in their customers and staff – by keeping them safe.

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