Infection Control Skill Set
ESSENTIAL COVID-19-RELATED TRAINING FOR FOOD HANDLING WORKERS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Fee-FREE for eligible students.
or $120 (exclusive of GST) per person for participants who are not eligible for a subsidised training place.
This course is designed to ensure optimum protection in industries that involves the handling of food. It will help you design and implement systems that minimise exposure to pathogens and shut the door on any infection getting passed on via the end product. You will be able to create a hygienic and sanitary atmosphere at your workplace.
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.
Participant Eligibility for Funded Training.
To be eligible a student must be:
- living in Western Australia
- employed in a customer facing role
- 15 years of age or older and not a Secondary School Student
- an Australian Citizen, permanent Australian resident or an eligible visa holder (New Zealand Citizens are not eligible unless they have obtained Australian permanent residency)
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.
About the 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 fast-track 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