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Infection prevention and control - online

Is this course suitable for you or your organisation?

This course is available:

Please Note: Training Alliance will be closed from 22 December 2017 to  8 January 2018. Registrations for online learning can be made but access to the online course will not be provided until Tuesday, 9 January 2018.

Why choose this course?

  • This course is compulsory for all disability support practitioners and managers.
  • Disability support practitioners who work directly with clients must also enrol in the Practical skills workshop for disability support practitioners and managers with this online learning as a prerequisite.

The online course focuses on safe work practices to ensure the health and safety of workers, clients and others.

The first element of this course is recommended for workers who require knowledge of safe work practices in order to prevent, and if necessary control, infection in the workplace.  This course equips workers with the latest evidence based knowledge required to prevent and control infection according to current Work Health Safety (WHS) legislation, standards and industry codes of practice.

The second element of this course is designed for workers involved in food handling as part of their work. This part of the course focuses on the knowledge required to ensure food safety and the obligations workers have to ensure the health and safety of clients, themselves and others in the workplace.

What content does the program cover?

The first element of this online course provides participants with the knowledge required to follow safe work practices in order to prevent and control infection in the workplace including:

  • Identifying the risk of infection.
  • Responding appropriately to situations that pose an infection risk and reporting accordingly.
  • Identifying common infections.
  • Recognising the modes of transmission of infection.
  • Applying standard precautions as part of own work routine.
  • Recognising situations when transmission based precautions may be required and reporting accordingly.
  • Applying transmission based precautions when standard precautions may not be sufficient to control infections.

For Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees required to complete either Certificate III in Individual Support or Certificate IV in Disability the assessment completed contributes to the unit of competency ‘Follow safe work practices for direct client care’ (HLTWHS002).

The second element of this course provides participants with the knowledge required to ensure food safety in the workplace including:

  • What food poisoning is
  • Identifying main bacteria involved in food poisoning
  • Minimising cross contamination of food
  • Safe selection, handling, preparation, cooking, temperatures and storage of food
  • Personal and general hygiene for food handlers including personal protective equipment
  • Routine environmental cleaning of food preparation equipment and environments

Course completion requires:

  • Successful completion of the compulsory online quizzes included throughout the course. 
  • Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees, who work directly with clients, must also successfully complete the Practical skills workshop for disability support practitioners.

How long is the course?

Duration: 2 hours approximately

Where can I get more information?

Contact: The Training Alliance team

Email: Training@cerebralpalsy.org.au

Phone: +61 2 9975 8715

Cancellation conditions apply

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