HLTSS00064
Infection Control Skill Set

ESSENTIAL COVID-19-RELATED TRAINING FOR THE AGED AND DISABILITY CARE WORKERS OF AUSTRALIA

Course overview

This course is designed to protect the aged and the disabled as well as their caregivers. Upgrade your infection control skill sets, which will enable you to create a safe and hygienic environment for everyone. You will also learn how to minimise exposure, theirs and yours, and also maintain those hygiene levels through a series of pre-planned systems.

Course description

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 the workplace.

Delivery Methods
ONLINE (Online and on-the-job)
BLENDED (Face-to-face and on-the-job)

Course Fee
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.

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.

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

Additional Information

You will require a computer and adequate internet access. To complete the assessment, you will require a mobile device or tablet with video function.

Select Your State

For inquiries about this program please call 1800 206 010