Protect yourself and others in the community from infectious diseases
The pandemic has highlighted the importance of building the capacity and understanding of the workforce to practice safe infection control procedures. This skill set will provide you with the skills and knowledge to assist in protecting yourself and others in the community from infectious diseases.
You will understand how infections are spread, ways of preventing the spread of infection and how to protect yourself and others from infection. It is most suited for those that are working in the health care sector, or those that would like to acquire a new skill before returning to employment.
This online course allows you to undertake studies within your own timeframe. You will receive a short induction and ongoing support from your lecturer. Once you have completed the online study component you will be required to book into a four hour practical lab session at our Mount Lawley campus where you will practice skills and undertake a workplace assessment.
Credit for this unit can be used in many health qualifications.
This course does not lead to a specific job outcome but will be helpful if you are, or would like to work as, a:
- Health Services Assistant | Health Support Services Worker | Health Administrative Worker | Admissions Clerk (Health Services)
- Nurse’s Aide | Ward Clerk | Ward Assistant | Hospital Porter | Orderly
- Community Services Driver | Pathology Courier
- Hospital Cleaner | Hospital Maintenance Worker
- Food Services Deliverer | Kitchenhand | Kitchen Attendant | Food Service Assistant | Food Service Worker
- Client Assistant | Nutrition Assistant | Stores Assistant
- Caretaker | Laundry Operator | Housekeeping Attendant