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Infection Control Skill Set (Food Handling)

HLTSS00066
This course is a nationally accredited unit - HLTSSO0066 Infection Control Skill Set (Food Handling)
This short course provides hospitality staff with the skills and knowledge to identify and manage the ongoing risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections. Thecourse is recommended for any individual working in a hospitality business or business where food handling occurs such as food delivery services, mobile food trucks, aged care facilities, school and sporting club canteens, galleries and conference venues, and cookery classes.

Who should do this course?

As Victorian businesses start to emerge from coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, hospitality employers and workers need to ensure they can safely reopen and engage with customers. This short course will help hospitality staff identify and manage the ongoing risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections. This course is recommended for any individual working in any function within a hospitality business or business where food handling occurs such as food delivery services, mobile food trucks, aged care facilities, school and sporting club canteens, galleries and conference venues, and cookery classes.

What does the course cover?

In this course staff will learn how to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 to colleagues, customers and suppliers. Participants will learn a range of skills, including:

  • Hand hygiene practices
  • Effective surface cleaning
  • ​Use of personal protective equipment
  • ​Disposal of contaminated waste
  • Hazard identification, control and reporting
  • Appropriate protocols and responses in the event of an incident
  • Knowledge regarding the basis of infection and transmission

After completion of the training, staff will be able to confidently:

  • follow standard and additional precautions for infection prevention and control
  • identify infection hazards and assess risks
  • follow procedures for managing risks associated with specific hazards.

How long does the course take?

Training and assessment is delivered on-line, over 4 weeks, beginning the day you commence your course. The course is mainly self-directed, with a trainer available via email during normal business hours to assist you. As part of the assessment for this course you are required to submit a video recording of yourself.

What certification will students get?

All participants that complete the course will receive aStatement of Attainment for the unit with the wording"..."

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