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Infection Control Training for COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, RSA Melbourne has introduced a new infection training control course.

Nationally Recognised Infection Control Training for the Hospitality Industry

  • HLTSS00066 Infection control Skill Set (Food Handling)
  • HLTINFCOV001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Course Details

The nation-wide lockdown implemented by the Federal and all State and Territory governments in response to COVID-19 has come at a huge cost to the hospitality industry.  As Australia re-opens customer-facing workplaces many customers will want to support their local restaurants, cafes, pubs, clubs, and other hospitality venues.  Those venues able to reopen cannot afford another shut down so there must be vigilance in keeping these venues safe.  Whilst this course is highly theoretical, which is far from what training in the hospitality industry is known for, it is imperative that business owners and workplace supervisors in the hospitality industry are trained in how to set up and implement infection prevention and control policy and procedures in the workplace to minimise the spread of infection, like COVID-19.

This course focuses on hand hygiene and care, routine surface cleaning, use of personal protective equipment, waste disposal, hazard identification, risk assessment in relation to infection control, implementing control measures in the workplace and general knowledge of infection and transmission.

This course will be delivered online and certification for workers will be completed after employees are assessed by their supervisor in the workplace.

What you will learn:

  • Guidelines for the prevention and control of infection
  • Personal and hand hygiene
  • Use of personal protective equipment
  • Surface cleaning
  • Types of additional precautions
  • Types of hazards
  • Chain of infection
  • Basis of infection
  • Key modes of disease transmission
  • Factors that increase susceptibility


Assessment will be conducted both online and in the workplace. The following assessment types will be used:

  • Knowledge questions (completed online)
  • Scenarios (completed online)
  • Third party supervisors report (completed by an appropriate workplace supervisors) overseen by CHT

Key Facts:

  • 100% online training - the course can be completed easily online, with no need to visit a classroom.
  • Workplace supervisors to assess skills – upon completion your certificate will be sent to you.
  • Learn at your own pace - CHT will keep a record of your progression, so you can complete the course in the time you have available.


  • On successfully completion of this course, learners will be issued a Statement of Attainment for the nationally recognised skillset:

HLTSS00066 Infection control Skill Set (Food Handling) Which includes the nationally recognised unit of competence: HLTINFCOV001 – Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Post Course Assistance:

CHT can support venues in re-opening quickly and safely with a suite of procedures and checklists for learners that can be contextualised to individual workplaces.