HLTSS00066 − Infection Control Skill Set (Food Handling)
**Government Funding is Available for Eligible Individuals
This skill set is for individuals working in various capacities in workplaces that handle food who require the skills and knowledge to decrease the risk of and transmission of infection whilst carrying out their daily duties.
A set of skills to follow organisational infection prevention and control policies and procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks in organisations that include food handling in their operations.
The HLTSS00066 Infection Control Skill Set (Food Handling) comprises of the HLTINFCOV001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.
This unit applies to individuals working in health and direct client care contexts.
The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.
The Infection Control (Food Handling) Skill Set is funded for those working in customer facing food handling jobs.
Candidates who are seeking to do this course:
• Are not required to hold a previously awarded qualification
• May hold an existing qualification at any level
• Are not required to be an Australian resident to access a funded place
• Participants will learn a range of skills including
• Hand hygiene and care of hands
• Use of personal protective equipment
• Handling of waste
• Enforcing clean and contaminated zones
• Limitation of contamination
• Surface cleaning
• hazard identification, control and reporting
• appropriate protocols and responses in the event of an incident
• the basis of infection and transmission.
Infection control Skill Set (Food Handling)
Unit Code: HLTSS00066
Delivery Mode: Mixed Mode Delivery
Course Duration: 2hrs + 1hrs of practical assessment
Expected Self Study Hours: Up to 6 hours
To successfully complete this skill set, the candidate will need to initiate contact with a workplace in the cho-sen industry. A range of workplaces available include:
• Large and small businesses
• Rural, regional and metropolitan areas
• Cafes and casual dining
• Fast food outlets
• Catering operations including in-flight catering and pre-packaged food
• Conference centres
• Meal delivery including commercial such as room service and home delivery and voluntary such as meals on wheels
• Education facilities, including schools, universities, VET provider campuses
• Aged care & disability facilities including residen-tial aged care, group homes, etc.
• Mobile food/coffee carts, soup kitchens, etc.
• Sporting canteens
• Bars that incorporate food service
• Museums and galleries
• Performance venues such as theatres and arenas
• Cookery classes
• Correctional centres
• Online food delivery businesses
If eligible for funding there is no fees for participating in this training. If you are not eligible for a funded place the fee is $400.