Infection Control Skill Set
ESSENTIAL COVID-19-RELATED TRAINING FOR SPORTS INDUSTRY WORKERS AND PROFESSIONALS IN QUEENSLAND
ONLINE (Online and on-the-job)
BLENDED (Face-to-face and on-the-job)
Fee FREE for eligible students.
or $120 (exclusive of GST) per person for participants who are not eligible for a subsidised training place.
COVID-19 has impacted infection control standards in a range of job roles across the economy. Return to work with the skills and knowledge to implement strategies and practices that will help you safeguard yourself, your colleagues and your customers from COVID-19.
This course helps you put in place measures to prevent contamination that could occur from equipment that has had multiple users. You will understand how to implement a proper sanitisation and infection-control regime that turns any crowded sports and/or fitness area into a safe space that is trustworthy and free from pathogens.
Participant Eligibility for "COVID Clean" Funded Training.
As a minimum a student must, for the duration of the enrolment, be:
- No student contribution fee
- Must be 15 years and over,
- Not a school student,
- Must be currently employed in a customer facing role.
A set of skills to follow organisational infection prevention and control policies and procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks in organisations that include food handling in their operations.
National Infection Control Training Fund
The Australian Government together with state and territory governments have established a new $80 million Infection Control Training Fund to fasttrack fee free (or low cost) infection control training to support the re-opening of customer-facing businesses nationwide. The infection control short courses are the first national training products developed by the new Australian Industry Skills Emergency Response Sub-Committee in response to COVID-19. To keep Australian workers safe during COVID-19, the Australian Government has announced four national infection control skill sets endorsed by COAG Skills Council. These skill sets offer nationally recognised training to frontline workers in the retail, food handling, and transport and logistics industries. The infection control skill sets are the first national training products developed by the new Australian Industry Skills Emergency Response Sub-Committee in response to COVID-19. The Government is working with the states and territories to develop a new National Partnership Agreement with matched funding provisions that will see $80 million available to support this critical infection control training in customer-facing businesses nationwide.
Around 80,000 workers across industries including retail, tourism, hospitality cleaning, security, transport and logistics will pay no fee or a small fee for training previously only widely available in the health sector.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
You will require a computer and adequate internet access. To complete the assessment, you will require a mobile device or tablet with video function.