15 July 2020
Over one million people have completed the Australian Government’s Infection Control Training Module: How to protect yourself and the people you are caring for from infection with COVID-19.
This online training is part of the Government’s health response to COVID-19, to support key people working in the health and aged care sector in this important training.
The Infection Control Training Module and other COVID-19 modules for Aged Care and Indigenous Health are being widely used across the country. This includes people working in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, aged care, disability, hospitals, pharmacies and dental practices as well as people allied to the care sector such as cleaners and cooks.
The training module covers the fundamentals of infection prevention and control for COVID-19 including:
- COVID-19 – what is it?
- Signs and symptoms
- Keeping safe – protecting yourself and others
- Myth busting.
The Government has made the training module available internationally. In addition to the more than one million completions in Australia, more than 120 countries have enrolled in the course with the highest enrolments in India, the Philippines, Bangladesh and New Zealand.
The module takes approximately 30 minutes, with a questionnaire at the end, and a certificate of completion is available online at https://www.health.gov.au.
Free COVID-19 Aged Care and Indigenous Health Modules are also available at https://www.health.gov.au.
COVID Clean training now available for non-health care settings
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Education Centre (ANMEC) also has a contract with the Department of Innovation and Skills (DIS) to provide ‘COVID Clean’ training for up to 5,500 employees in a wide range of vocations across the state including:
- cleaning services
ANMEC, a service of the ANMF (SA Branch), was officially recognised by the State Government in 2019 as SA’s Training Provider of the Year and is a renowned industry leader in health-focused training solutions.
The fully accredited COVID Clean course is available through face-to-face training and as an online learning program. Employees who complete the course will be issued with a certificate to display in their workplace or include with their resume.
Online CPD courses for ANMF (SA Branch) members
ANMF (SA Branch) offers targeted online Continuing Professional Development courses in COVID-19 preparedness for nurses, midwives and aged care workers, which are free for members.