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Infection control training keeps businesses and community safe

Published: 20 Aug 2020


Aimed to ensure safety and industry preparedness to combat the spread of diseases like COVID-19, the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) is offering infection control training skill sets to support local businesses and their employees.

The four infection control skills sets being offered are fee free covering essential infection control measures for customer-facing workers in health, retail, hospitality and those in transport and logistics.

Danyka Van Buuren, was one of the members of staff from the Canberra Museum and Gallery who recently took part in the training. "We wanted to ensure our approach was consistent with current guidelines, and to help our staff feel more empowered to make decisions about the actions they were taking," Danyka said.

"COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the way we operate, and we want to ensure we are doing all we can to continue operating while ensuring we obtain our main objective of keeping our community safe."

Danyka and her team now feel better informed when it comes to infection control, with more specific and better articulated procedures for staff. "The training helped me understand the nature of transmission of specific infections, and how to effectively control this and adapt and apply this to our work," Danyka said.

"Through clear information and practical application, the infection control training alleviated a great deal of anxiety around tackling what felt like an invisible enemy."

Learn more about the fee free Infection Control Skill Sets on offer at CIT.

This initiative is funded by the ACT and Australian Governments through the Project Agreement for the National Infection Control Training Fund.