Infection Control Training Enrolment

Introduction

The Victorian and Commonwealth Governments are funding delivery of training to help upskill workers to administer and implement infection control policies and procedures within workplaces. The short, accredited training courses (Skill Sets) will support businesses to reopen safely and continue to control the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) across Victorian businesses.

Employers in priority areas are encouraged to release their staff for this free training which combines online learning with workplace-based assessments, to help staff identify and manage the ongoing risk of coronavirus infections.

After completion of the training, staff will be able to confidently:

Follow standard and additional precautions for infection prevention and control

Identify hazards and assess risks

Follow procedures for managing risks associated with specific hazards

 

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

Who can participate in the free training? 
 

  • Infection Control Training-HLTSS00065 (Retail Sector) 

  • Infection Control Training- HLTSS00064 (Disability/Individual Care sector) 

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Enrolling  and participating - An easy 5 step process. 
(Best if using a desktop or laptop if possible)

Step 1 

Complete online forms 

  • Pre-Training Form

  • Pre-Training review form (PTRF)

  • Language, Literacy & Numeracy Assessment (LLN)


Step 2 

Upload or email documents with proof of:

  • Employment

    • e.g. Letter/email from employer, payslip with employment details​

  • Victorian Address


Step 3 

VIA Administration team will contact you to advise of your eligibility for the free training and provide you with your course date details and login. 


Step 4 

Your VIA trainer will guide you through the online course and arrange your workplace observations to complete the course. 

Step 5 

When your online assessments and workplace observations have been satisfactory completed, your Statement of Attainment will be posted and emailed to you. 

 

 Step 1    

** REQUIRED** Begin the process below. 

Pre-Training Review Form (PTRF) 

Student Contact Details 

Select the course(s) you are interested to enrol in.

** HLTSS00064- Entry requirements for a free government funded registered training course. 

  • Must be working/volunteering in a people facing role, within the health and direct to client care sectorsand

  • Have not previously completed any infection control skill sets. 

##HLTSS00065-Entry requirements for a free government funded registered training course. 

  • Must be working/volunteering in a people facing role, within the retail sector and

  • Have not previously completed any infection control skill sets. 

The purpose of Pre-Training Review is: 
 

  • To identify is this training program is suitable for the students' needs
     

  • To gather information to the student and to ascertain whether training can be delivered following the training and assessment strategy, or whether adjustments need to be made to suit individual needs.
     

  • To identify any competencies previously acquired (Recognition of prior learning (RPL), Recognition of Current Competency (RCC), or Credit transfer (CT) processes which may affect your enrolment in this course. 

Which areas do you currenty work in ?
Do you deal with customers/clients in your job role?
Have you completed an infection control skill set before?
Do you wish to apply for credit transfers?

(Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that recognises the skills and knowledge you have already gained through work and life experience.)  Please note: RPL assessment is NOT fee free.

Do you wish to apply for Recogonition of prior learning?
Do you have any personal needs or barriers to learning that you'd like us to support you with ?
Do you have access to the Internet and mobile device to complete this online course?
Are you able to downlod an use electronic devices and apps?
Do you have access to your workplace or you practical assessments?
Do you have any questions about the course or the fees for the course?

** REQUIRED** Begin the process below. 

Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment Form

The purpose of LLN Assessment is to determine if your skills are at an appropriate level to undertake the course of if we need to make adjustments or provide you with support to successfully complete it.  

Written English Skills
This task is an open-ended writing task designed to asses a students ability to communicate an opinion and use appropriate written skills, including vocabulary and grammar. 

Numeracy Skills Section
This task covers a range of mathematical skills and knowledge questions applicable in most workplaces.  You may use a calculator to help you answer the questions.  

Assessment Scenario
This task covers a range of mathematical skills and knowledge questions applicable in most workplaces.  You may use a calculator to help you answer the questions

 

Task: You need to order some cleaning products for your workplace and your manager has asked you to work out how much they will cost.   Your task is to fill in the gaps in the questions below you will have the GROSS price (*without GST) and the quantities for each item. 

You are to fill in the gaps below by calculating how much each product will cost when adding GST* to the cost price, and multiplying for the quantity required. 

Finally, at the bottom provide a total for how much the all the products will cost to give to your manager. 
*GST is 10%  

 

 Item 1 

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Quantity Required for this order is (2) two.  

 

 Item 2 

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Quantity Required for this order is (3) three.  

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Reading and Learning Skills Section
For this task, you are to read over the information about fire extinguishers and how to use them, then answer the questions that follow. 

 

 Fire Extinguisher Selection Chart 

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P.A.S.S. Method

The instructions for operating a fire extinguisher will be found on or near the fire extinguisher but remembering PASS can help you remember the four basic steps for using a fire extinguisher.
 

Pull the pin at the top of the extinguisher. Releasing the pin allows you to discharge the extinguisher.

 

Aim at the base of the fire, not the flames. This is important – to put the fire out, you need to extinguish the fuel.
 

Squeeze the lever slowly. This will release the extinguishing agent. If the handle is released, the discharge will stop.

Sweep from side to side. Using a sweeping motion, move the fire extinguisher back and forward until the fire is completely out. Operate the extinguisher from a safe distance, and then move towards the fire once it starts to diminish. Make sure you read the instructions on your fire extinguisher – different fire extinguishers recommend operating them from different distances.

Reading and Learning Skills Section (continued)
Please answer the final questions regarding Fire Extinguishers.