HLTSS00066 Infection Control Skill Set (Food Handling)

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Course Code: HLTSS00066

Course Description

This skill set is aimed at currently employed workers in people-facing roles, (aged 17 years or older) in the food handling sector in Victoria. The Infection Control Skill Set (Food Handling) course will teach you how to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.

After completion of the training, 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.
Participants will learn a range of skills, including:
  • hand 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
A portion of the practical component of the course needs to be observed by a teacher on campus at an arranged time.

A statement of attainment is issued upon the completion of the course.

This course is for the HLTSS00066 Infection Control Skill Set (Food Handling) and covers the accredited unit:
HLTINFCOV001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Entry requirements:

  • you must be currently employed or a regular volunteer in a food handling setting or on Job Keeper
  • be aged 17 years or older
  • have not previously completed this Skill Set or other accredited Infection Control Skill Sets
  • you must be a Victorian resident

Find out more about the FREE Infection Control set of courses available at The Gordon
You may only enrol in one Free Infection Short Course Skillset. Please choose the course that best suits your current employment arrangement.


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: 21/01/2021 3:43:13 PM

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