COVID-19 has devastated livelihoods and has negatively impacted many businesses throughout the world. If the economy is to come through the crisis and recover, it needs businesses to do the same. As restrictions lift and more businesses start to re-open, infection control must be a priority to protect the health of employees and the public.
Infection Control for the Post COVID-19 Workplace is an online infection control training course that will explore the impact of COVID -19 on infection control standards across all industries.
In this short infection control course, you will develop the skills that are critical in decreasing the risk and transmission of infection in the workplace.
You will learn how to respond to infection risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and implement strategies and procedures that will minimise the spread of this infectious disease in the workplace.
On completion of this course, you will have developed your understanding of COVID-19 as it impacts a workplace and will be able to establish and maintain stringent infection control standards.
Unit - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
Topic 1 – Follow standard and additional precautions for infection prevention and control
Respiratory hygiene and coughing/sneezing etiquette
Preventing droplet and air borne infection
Masks and respirators
Handle, transport and packaging linen
Disposing of contaminated waste
Health industry waste management
Waste management plans
Clinical waste, general waste and related waste
Waste labelling, disposal techniques and collection
Waste types (sharps, pharmaceutical waste etc)
Clean and decontaminating equipment
Prevent transmission of infection
Additional precautions for preventing transmission of infection
Topic 2: Identify infection hazards and assess risks
Identify infection hazards (your own areas and other people)
Responsibility for infection prevention and control
Document and assess the likelihood and severity of risk
The chain of infection
Policies and procedures
Report on activities/tasks that put yourself and others at risk
Measures that will minimise or control risks
Topic 3 – Follow procedures for managing risks associated with specific hazards
Protocols for care after exposure to body fluids
Required report documentation
Aerosols and splatter
Maintain clean and contaminated zones
Confine records, materials and medicaments
Confine contaminated instruments and equipment
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 20 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $50.00. Printed materials are optional and not required to complete the course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.