Infection Control Skill Set (Disability, Individual Support or Aged Care, General Entry)

Course Code HLTSS00064
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Study Mode Part-time
Length One - Three weeks
Students need only attend one orientation/induction session on a date to be confirmed.
Commencement Public course: expressions of interest. Industry groups: contact us to arrange a start date
Timetable The course commences with a two-hour virtual induction then you have between one to three weeks to complete self-paced online study with online check-in sessions if required.
Workplace-based practical assessments (face-to-face or via video link) will need to be booked with your trainer.
Course Overview
Introduction

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of building the capacity and understanding of the workforce to practice safe infection control procedures.

This course is designed for Victorian residents looking to gain health and hygiene knowledge that can be applied in their current disability, individual support or aged care roles,, preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Participants will gain a thorough understanding of how infections are spread, ways of preventing the spread of infection and how to protect yourself and others.

What will I Learn?

The course is a mix of online and workplace-based learning and participants will learn how to:

  • follow standard and additional precautions for infection prevention and control
  • identify infection hazards and assess risks
  • follow procedures for managing risks associated with specific hazards in line with their own workplace policies and procedures.

Participants will gain knowledge of:

  • Hand hygiene practices
  • 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.

Course Requirements
Entrance requirements & pre-requisites

In order to enrol in this course you must be working in a role that involves disability, individual support or aged care.

Course requirements

To be eligible to be awarded this qualification you must successfully complete one core unit.

Units offered

Core Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
HLTINFCOV001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 25 $0.00
Assessment

Workplace-based practical assessments (face-to-face or via video link) will need to be booked with your trainer.

After applying

Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.

Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.

Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
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Skills recognition
If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.

Fees
Fees

This is a free short course for those employed in the transport, logistics, retail, food handling, disability, individual support, aged care, business, cafe, restaurant and accommodation sectors.

Resource and/or materials costs

Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.

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Additional course fees Indicative Course Fee
Course consumable/materials (approximate) $0.00
Next Steps
How to apply

There are five simple steps to apply for a course with us.

  1. Apply - complete a short online application form. Once this form is submitted we'll send you a thank you email.
  2. Get ready - your thank-you email will contain links to a pre-training review, to a unique student identifier and to government-subsidised training eligibility.
  3. Chat with your teacher - your teacher or course specialist will contact you about your Pre-Training Review outcomes and additional course information.
  4. Enrol - after chatting with your teacher, you will receive an email with your enrolment form and a link to verify your identity.
  5. Sign - once you've completed your enrolment, you will receive a declaration form to review and sign.

If need any assistance with applying, contact our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus.

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