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Melbourne Polytechnic offers free courses in infection control

Infection Control Skill Set course starting in July 2020

Melbourne Polytechnic will be offering free short courses on the topic of infection control, designed to help workers manage the ongoing risk of coronavirus in the workplace – and expressions of interest are now open.

The Infection Control Skill Set course will run from mid-July and provide workers with practical knowledge and skills on how to help keep their workplaces and broader communities safe. These learnings will also support businesses to reopen and maintain safe practices.

Workers will be able to identify hazards and infection risks, and implement strategies that limit the spread of coronavirus.

Free for all, the course is aimed at people working in customer-facing roles including retail, food handling, transport and logistics.

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Chief Executive, Frances Coppolillo, says: “We know that infection control is an issue to manage for the long term – it’s integral that workplaces are able to operate safely and effectively while mitigating the risk of transmission in order to be sustainable.

“As an institute, we are proud to be able to offer a course that will help improve the safety of our community.”

The training will be a mixture of online and workplace learning and involve up to 25 hours of learning, to ensure workers can implement infection control procedures effectively.

“Like all our courses at Melbourne Polytechnic, we are committed to delivering a high-quality and positive learning environment, wherever learning takes place – including in the virtual world,” said Ms Coppolillo.

The Infection Control Skill Set course will be available for a year.

If you – or your business – would benefit from this course, please complete the online form today and we will be in touch with more information.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM HERE