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Infection control Skill Set


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Infection control Skill Set HLTSS00064

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Course Overview

Stay ahead of the curve with our free accredited skill set delivered completely online and tailored specifically towards Infection Control for people currently employed in Victoria in a customer-facing role.

This skill set will provide individuals working in health and direct client care the skills to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to COVID-19 and other infection risks.

This free skill set is government-funded for employed workers.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

During COVID‐19 lockdown periods, this course will have the majority of the training delivered using online methods of teaching and communication while students engage from home with their trainers. Any required practical components of the course will be moved to a more appropriate time later in the year.

Course Dates & Times

Online Campus

Online - Open from 03/01/2022 - Anyday 4 hrs / 2022

Training package entry requirements

  • You must be currently employed in Victoria in a customer facing role, with priority given to those working in the retail or food handling industries.
  • You must not have previously completed any other skill set.
  • The skill sets contain online learning. Participants will need basic computer skills (for example search the internet, write word documents and use email).

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

There are no GOTAFE preferred requirements for this qualification.

Core Units
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Assessment methods may include:

  • Online knowledge quizzes
  • Workplace demonstration/video evidence

This course is self-paced online participation with virtual assessment and/or workplace demonstration.

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Further information is provided at course induction.

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

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Infection control Skill Set (HLTSS00064)

Learn the skills to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures in health and direct care contexts in response to COVID-19 and other infection risks.