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Skills Tasmania

Infection Control Training Fund

The Australian and Tasmanian Governments have entered into a partnership to support the delivery of infection control training at no (or low) cost to customer-facing workers. In Tasmania, the Fund will be managed by Skills Tasmania.

1About the Infection Control Training Fund

Round 1 closed on 17 August 2020. Successful applications for Round 1 are summarised on this page under 'Who has received funding under this program'.

Applications for Round 2, which will be the final Round offered in Tasmania, will be accepted from 3 October 2020 and will close at 2pm on 19 October 2020.

The grant conditions for Round 2 are:

  1. Skills Tasmania will pay the following totals per skill set/per place to successful applicants for learners who complete each skill set. This will be paid when the RTO reports AVETMISS activity data and may be subject to a requirement to provide evidence of training to individuals:

    HLTSS00065 Infection Control Skill Set (Retail)

    $300

    HLTSS00066 Infection Control Skill Set (Food Handling)

    $300

    HLTSS00067 Infection Control Skill Set (Transport and Logistics)

    $300

    BSBSS00095 Cross-sector Infection Control Skill Set

    $300

    CHCSS00114 Entry into Care Roles Skill

    $960

    HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures (care sector employees only)


    $300
  2. All approved training must be delivered within 4 months of approval.

2Fund objectives

The objectives of the Fund are to provide training places in infection control skill sets to:

  • support businesses to reopen and continue to operate safely following the COVID-19 health and economic crisis
  • reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19
  • support consumer confidence that it is safe to re-engage and continue to engage with businesses.

3Eligibility for the fund

To be eligible to apply, applicants must be:

  1. a Skills Tasmania endorsed registered training organisation (RTO) and the RTO’s name must appear on the list on the Skills Tasmania website.
  2. scoped for the skill set/s for which they are applying and the scope must include Tasmania as a delivery site.

What are the Fund grant eligibility criteria?

  1. The skill set/s for which training is provided must relate directly to the type of business whose staff are receiving training if the skill set is industry-specific.
  2. Learners must be currently employed and may include casual employees and those on JobKeeper payments.
  3. Learners who have completed HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures, CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support or HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care within the previous 5 years whose training was funded by Skills Tasmania are eligible for funding.
  4. Employees of the Australian, Tasmanian and local governments are not eligible for funding.

Applications for Round 2, which will be the final Round offered in Tasmania, will be accepted from 3 October 2020 and will close at 2pm on 19 October 2020.

5Applying for the Infection Control Training Fund

All applicants should read the Applicant Guide for the Infection Control Training Fund 2020 Round 2 before completing an application.

To be eligible to be assessed, applicants must:

  1. meet the applicant eligibility criteria
  2. address the assessment criteria:
  • Criterion 1 – Determining the required number of places and establishing the RTO's capacity to deliver training in the required timeframe
  • Criterion 2 – The training and assessment strategy/approach for each skill set
  1. apply for training places for one or more of the following skill sets:
    • HLTSS00065 Infection Control Skill Set (Retail)
    • HLTSS00066 Infection Control Skill Set (Food Handling)
    • HLTSS00067 Infection Control Skill Set (Transport and Logistics)
    • BSBSS00095 Cross-sector Infection Control Skill Set
    • CHCSS00114 Entry into Care Roles Skill Set
    • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures (care sector employees only)
  2. complete the RTO declaration in the application.

Applications must be submitted via the SmartyGrants online grants system.

The application can be found here.

SmartyGrants will send an automatic acknowledgement to the applicant when the application has been lodged successfully. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, this means your application has not been received by Skills Tasmania.

Questions about SmartyGrants can be answered via the online Help Guide, or on SmartyGrants’ Applicant FAQ page. If this does not answer your questions, e-mail service@smartygrants.com.au or call 03 9320 6888. (Support Desk hours are 9 am – 5 pm (AEST), Monday through Friday).

All applications must be submitted prior to the closing time of 2pm on 19 October 2020.

6Who has received funding under this program?

Outcomes of Round 1 of the Infection Control Training Fund (closed to applications on 17 August 2020).

The following table shows the name of the successful Skills Tasmania endorsed registered training organisations (RTOs) applicants, the skill sets approved and the numbers for each skill set.

Learners seeking a training place for one of the skill sets should contact the RTOs directly. (Contact details for RTOs can be found on training.gov.au)

RTO code

RTO legal name

Skill set code and title

Number of places approved per RTO per skill set

Total number of places approved per RTO

6372

Institute of Training and Further Education Pty Ltd

HLTSS00065 Infection Control Skill Set (Retail)

100

100

60103

Workforce Development Pty Ltd

HLTSS00065 Infection Control Skill Set (Retail)

242

500

HLTSS00066 Infection Control Skill Set (Food Handling)

258

4049

Australian Retailer's Association

HLTSS00065 Infection Control Skill Set (Retail)

200

200

60142

TasTAFE

HLTSS00066 Infection Control Skill Set (Food Handling)

400

1000

HLTSS00065 Infection Control Skill Set (Retail)

400

HLTSS00067 Infection Control Skill Set (Transport and Logistics)

200

1129

Work & Training Limited

HLTSS00066 Infection Control Skill Set (Food Handling)

455

1000

HLTSS00065 Infection Control Skill Set (Retail)

455

HLTSS00067 Infection Control Skill Set (Transport and Logistics)

90

Need more information?

Contact Deb Wilcox, Fund Manager, on 03 6165 6060 or deb.wilcox@skills.tas.gov.au