Infection control in the workplace
Infection control in the workplace

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 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.

The courses are 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 a 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.