HLTSS00064 Infection Control Skill Set (Aged Care)

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Course Code: HLTSS00064

Course Description

Learn essential skills and knowledge to decrease the risk and transmission of infection while undertaking your daily duties working in Aged Care.

This FREE accredited infection control course is an online self-paced nationally recognised course and can be undertaken from home, at any time.
Upon completion of your online study, you will need to undertake a 2-hour face-to-face assessment at The Gordon or within a suitable workplace with a COVID Safe Plan to complete the skill set. Upon completion of your infection control training, you will be able to confidently:

  • demonstrate the use of required precautions and control measures, as needed for own work activities
  • confine at least one resource or piece of equipment that is suspected of being contaminated, according to organisational infection prevention and control procedures
  • dispose of waste according to organisational infection prevention and control procedures.

You will learn a range of skills, including:

  • hand hygiene practices
  • social distancing measures
  • 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

This course is suitable for those in the Health and Community services industry.

Entry Requirements:

  • employed in the Aged Care / Disability sector or on Job Keeper
  • 17 years or over
  • a Victorian resident
  • have not previously completed a FREE infection control course.
  • access to a COVID Safe Plan (if assessment conducted in the workplace)

A Statement of Attainment will be sent to you at the completion of the course. 
This course is for the HLTSS00064 Infection Control Skill Set and covers the accredited unit:
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures


Changes to delivery due to COVID-19

The Gordon is permitted to deliver face-to-face teaching in compliance with current Government guidelines and COVIDSafe restrictions. Find out more about delivery changes here.

Course Sessions

Start Date:Friday 01/01/2021End Date:Wednesday 30/06/2021
Start Time:N/AEnd Time:N/A
Campus:Online - Remote DeliverySeats Available:393
Full Fee Cost :AUD$ 0.00Funded Cost :AUD$ x

Date published: 27/01/2021 9:58:33 AM

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About The Gordon

The Gordon Institute of TAFE is one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria and has been helping people gain real skills for real jobs for over 125 years. We pride ourselves on delivering a great range of TAFE courses from short courses to nationally accredited training across apprenticeships, traineeships, certificates, diplomas, and advanced diplomas, which can lead you to a great career or create pathways to university.

The Gordon acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work, study and do business. We pay respect to their Elders, past and present. The Gordons Reconciliation Plan can be found here.

Our training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. | Authorised by the Victorian Government, Melbourne.

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