Select one of the Infection control courses below:
Infection Control Training - HLTSS00064
(Disability/Individual Care sector)
About the course:
The Infection Control course is being offered to help upskill workers to administer and implement infection control policies and procedures within workplaces. The course will support businesses to reopen safely and continue to control the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) across Victorian businesses.
The HLTSS00064 – Infection Control Skill Set, includes the HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures unit of competency has been developed for workers currently employed in the disability/individual support care sector or the aged care sector.
Students will gain the following skills to apply infection control procedures to prevent infection in the healthcare industry environment:
-hand hygiene practices
-effective surface cleaning
-correct use of personal protective equipment
-handling of waste
-hazard identification, control and reporting
-chain of infection
-protocols and responses in the event of an incident
For more information about this program, please visit the Victorian Skills Gateway: https://www.skills.vic.gov.au/victorianskillsgateway/Explore/Pages/infection-control-training.aspx
For eligible students, the cost of this training is funded by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments, there is no tuition fee for students or employers.
To be eligible for the government funded HLTSS00064 – Infection Control Skill Set, you must:
-Be currently employed or volunteering in Victoria in a customer-facing role within the Aged Care, Disability and Healthcare sectors
-Have not previously completed an Infection Control Skill Set
Please note: This course is funded for all eligible workers, irrespective of their citizenship or residency status. Participating in an Infection Control Skill Set under this initiative will not impact your future Entitlement to Funded training under the Skills First Program.
➢ Personal Care Assistants
➢ Nurse’s Aides
➢ Respite Workers
➢ Accommodation Support Workers
➢ Residential Care Workers
➢ Community House Workers
➢ Food Services Deliverers
➢ Disability Services Officers
➢ Planned Activity Assistants
➢ Home Care Assistants
Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual’s existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.
Blended (Online and Practical)
-Online Pre-Learning: 2 hours
-Online Workshop: 2 hours
-Face-to-face class: 2 hours
-Practical observation and assessment (virtual and/or workplace): 6 hours
-Online study and assessment: approximately: 13 hours
Total: 25 hours
You will have four weeks, from the date of your enrolment, to complete this course.
Assessment methods will include:
Short answer quizzes (online), Case Study questions (online), Role Play (face-to-face class), Demonstration/Observation (workplace)
A statement of attainment will be issued upon completion of your course.