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COVID-19 Direct Care Skill Set

State ID: DCSS_001

Ensure you can provide the best care for your clients. Up-skill in infection prevention and control. 


The COVID-19 pandemic is an evolving situation which has highlighted the importance of preventing infection through strict hygiene practices and by following other health guidelines. In Western Australia, trained and skilled aged care and disability workers are in high demand now and will continue to be as we move into the recovery phase of the pandemic. There has never been a better time to ensure you have the skills needed to both protect yourself and your clients whilst providing the best care and support possible.

Course Content

You will learn about the basis of infection from viruses to bacteria as well as modes of transmission, infection prevention and control — including the correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE) — and handling contaminated waste. You will gain the skills you need to deliver care and support, utilise infection control measures and safe manual handling techniques.

You will complete the below nationally accredited units:

HLTINF001           Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures;
HLTWHS005       Conduct manual tasks safely; and
CHCCCS011           Meet personal support needs

Who can enrol?

The State Government recommends this course for anyone aged 18 y/o and over who is currently working in the aged care, and disability sectors.

Students (over 18 y/o) currently enrolled in either (CHC43015) Certificate IV in Ageing Support or  (CHC33015) Certificate III in Individual Support and have current work placement. 

Alternatively, students (over 18 y/o) who are not currently enrolled in either qualification, but are currently employed in the aged care and disability sector and able to complete practical assessments may also enrol.

*Enrolments for those outside of the sector may open in future. Please express your interest by completing the form below and we will keep you informed when those places open. 


Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

Enrolment and enquiries

For more information about this course and to enrol contact: 1800 672 700 or complete the course enquiry form below.

To find out more about studying with us please also refer to our Course Guide and Student Information Pack.

Entrance Requirements

Study pathway

How to apply

Entrance Requirements

Current employment or work placement in the aged care or disability sector. 

Must be 18 years of age or older.

Study pathway
How to apply
On Campus (Full-Time or Part-Time)
 Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.  
Flexible and Other Study Types 
We take applications for many of our flexible courses all year round.  Visit the Apply and Enrol page and use our Applicant Portal to lodge your application anytime. 
Apprenticeships and Traineeships 
For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Find out more here.
International Students 
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Short Courses and Skill Sets

Enrol in a short course or skill set by:

Calling your local campus on 1800 672 700 or completing the short course enquiry form at the bottom of your selected course page.


Delivery location, important dates and study options

Training at CRTAFE will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a combination of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. While the mode of delivery may vary, the content and key learning outcomes of the course will remain the same. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken and the support available to them.

Duration Course duration varies between campuses. Approximate duration is between 2-6 weeks.
When Available all year round
Where Northam | Geraldton | Kalgoorlie Campuses
How Blended learning - a combination of online and face-to-face delivery


Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Page last updated May 22, 2020