A suite of infection control skill sets for health and community services, retail, food handling, and transport and logistics sectors has been endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Skills Council. The newly developed infection control skill sets, found in the HLT Health Training Package, will help minimise the risk of spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) as Australia moves towards rebuilding businesses, the workforce and a stronger economy.
The Queensland Government is making these skill sets available with restricted eligibility and at no cost to existing Queensland employees.
Approved skill sets as published on the national VET register are:
- HLTSS00064 Infection control
- HLTSS00065 Infection control (Retail)
- HLTSS00066 Infection control (Food Handling)
- HLTSS00067 Infection control (Transport and Logistics).
These skills sets are targeted to customer-facing employees (including business owners and supervisors) in any industry, with funding prioritised for workers in retail, tourism, transport and logistics, hospitality, cleaning and security services industries, and to increase infection control skill levels in sectors such as aged and disability care.
The Priority Skills List (Queensland VET Investment Programs 2020–21) contains the 4 new skill sets, noting that restrictions apply to approval for Skills Assure Suppliers to deliver, and that eligibility is restricted to students who are existing workers in a customer facing role (including business owners and supervisors) who may already hold a certificate III or higher level qualification.
Deliver an infection control skill set
If you are a Skills Assure Supplier interested in delivering one or more of the infection control skill sets you can email firstname.lastname@example.org regarding the application process.
Participate in an infection control skill set
If you are interested in participating in one of these infection control skill sets you can find a Skills Assure Supplier on the Queensland Skills Gateway.