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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

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.

Eligibility:

  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.

Grant conditions:

  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 $300

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

Guides

Applicant guide for the Infection Control Training Fund 2020 Round 1

Applicant guide for the Infection Control Training Fund 2020 Round 2

2Who has received funding under this program?

Outcomes of the Infection Control Training Fund

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

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)

Round

RTO code

RTO name

Skill sets

1

6372

Institute of Training and Further Education Pty Ltd

HLTSS00065 Infection Control Skill Set (Retail)

1

60103

Workforce Development Pty Ltd

HLTSS00065 Infection Control Skill Set (Retail)

HLTSS00066 Infection Control Skill Set (Food Handling)

1

4049

Australian Retailer's Association

HLTSS00065 Infection Control Skill Set (Retail)

1

60142

TasTAFE

HLTSS00066 Infection Control Skill Set (Food Handling)

HLTSS00065 Infection Control Skill Set (Retail)

HLTSS00067 Infection Control Skill Set (Transport and Logistics)

1

1129

Work & Training Limited

HLTSS00066 Infection Control Skill Set (Food Handling)

HLTSS00065 Infection Control Skill Set (Retail)

HLTSS00067 Infection Control Skill Set (Transport and Logistics)

2

88185

JCE Positive Outcomes Pty Ltd ATF JCE Positive Outcomes Trust

HLTSS00066 Infection Control Skill Set (Food Handling)

HLTSS00067 Infection Control Skill Set (Transport and Logistics)

2

60048

The Queen Victoria Home Inc

HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

2

90278

Response Employment and Training Pty Ltd

HLTSS00066 Infection Control Skill Set (Food Handling)

HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

2

1126

Work & Training Limited

BSBSS00095 Cross-Sector Infection Control Skill Set

HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

2

60142

TasTAFE

BSBSS00095 Cross-Sector Infection Control Skill Set

HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

2

21912

Australian Employment and Training Solutions Pty Ltd as Trustee for the Australian Employment and Training Solutions Unit Trust

HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Need more information?

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