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Course in Infection Control Skill Set (Food Handling)

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Prepare your business to reopen, restart and recover.

Key details

Degree Type
6 weeks part-time
Course Code
Study Mode
Intake Months
Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

About this course

This skill set is for workers employed in the Food Handling sector.

If you work in retail, enrol in the Retail skill set.

If you work in transport or logistics, enrol in the Transport and Logistics skill set.

For industry

Prepare your business to reopen, restart and recover.

The Infection Control Skill Set course can support businesses to reopen safely and ensure their customers and workforce are protected as Victoria manages the challenges of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you have an industry group of 5 or more employees please contact us directly on 03 9269 8400.

Keeping Victorians Safe

COVID-19 has been a unique and difficult challenge for food service businesses and individuals. This free course in infection control is designed for those in food service to help manage the ongoing risk of coronavirus in the workplace.

The HLTSS00066 Infection Control Skill Set (Food Handling) course provides you and your team with practical knowledge and skills on how to help keep the workplace and the broader community safe.

Infection control practices have changed the way you work in a COVID-19 environment. You'll learn methods customised to your workplace to stop the spread of COVID-19 in a food handling workplace by learning and understanding:

  • Measures to facilitate social distancing
  • Measures to protect customers and retail workers
  • Hand hygiene
  • Sanitising and disinfecting
  • Enhanced cleaning regimes
  • Monitoring staff for illness and directions to workers to stay at home if unwell
  • Incident Procedures and Reporting

Entry requirements

This skill set is aimed at currently employed workers in customer-facing roles in the food handling sector.

All potential learners will undertake a pre-training review to asses:

  • Your support requirements to enable the you to undertake the course and achieve the course outcomes.
  • Your interest and/or relevant experience
  • Your previous educational achievements and experience
  • Your level of digital literacy
  • A training plan to inform what the course will cover and what you can expect in terms of learning and assessment

As this is an online course you will be expected to have a sufficient level of digital literacy to successfully complete the course.

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Career pathways

Upon completion of this course you will be able to identify and carry out safe infection control in food handling.