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Short Course

BSBSS00095 - Cross Sector Infection Control Skill Set

Learn how to deal with the COVID-19 virus, and other infectious diseases, in this virtual course.

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Overview

This Infection Control skill set has been developed in response to COVID 19 to upskill workers in all industries who require the skills and knowledge to reduce the risk and transmission of infection while carrying out routine work activities in their job role.

Why Should You Do This Course?

COVID 19 has changed the way we live our live our lives. The way we work in particular must be performed differently and we now need to acquire new skills and knowledge to enable us to continue in our chosen vocation. A critical skill in the long-term recovery of all Australian jobs will be applying infection control practices in all jobs in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as we return to our workplaces.

Cost

This Skill Set is funded for Eligible Learners*

 

After Completion, You Will Be Able To:

  • Confidently 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

What You Will Learn:

  • Hand and 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

Unit of Competency

BSBWHS332X - Apply infection prevention and control procedures to own work activities

This skill set is for workers in all industries who require the skills and knowledge to reduce the risk and transmission of infection while carrying out routine work activities in their job role. This unit applies to individuals working, or seeking employment, in any workplace. This unit is available to job seekers.

This Unit acknowledges the importance of complying with an effective infection control strategy that ensures the safety of the Client (or end-user of health-related products/services), maintains personal protection and prevents the transmission of infections from person to person. The skills in this Unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory Legislation, Australian/New Zealand Standards and Industry Codes of Practice.

*This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding. TMG College Australia also encourages individuals with disabilities to access training subsidised through the Skills First Program. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this training.

Assessment

Assessment is broken into 2 components:

  • Knowledge Evidence
  • Workplace/Simulated Environment Based Task/Observation

Entry Requirements

  • You are currently employed
  • You have not previously completed an Infection Control Skill Set.

 

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