A suite of infection control skill sets have been endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Skills Council to 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)
- BSBSS00095 Cross sector infection control.
The Priority Skills List (Queensland VET Investment Programs 2020–21) contains the 5 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, supervisors and volunteers) who may already hold a certificate III or higher level qualification. Additional eligibility or enrolment restrictions may apply.
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.