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NDS invites Disability Employment Services to join a series of short sharp member meetings throughout this next chapter of DES reform.

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Infection, Prevention and Control – Disability Settings

A female disability worker in a hospital, washing her hands. To the right is a green background with white text that says Proudly distributed in partnership with Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Location: eLearning
Date: 31/12/2099

Available now - secure your booking for 2024.

Course overview

What you’ll learn:

  • Identify infection risks in disability care.
  • Respond effectively to infection risk situations.
  • Recognise common infection types.
  • Understand infection transmission methods.
  • Apply standard infection precautions in daily care.
  • Report situations needing extra precautions in disability care.
  • Use precautions for effective infection control.

Delivery information:

Duration and format: 60-minutes – online eLearning module
Essential for: Direct Support Workers and other staff who work in group homes, residential facilities, supported employment, and day programs.
NDIS Practice Standards tags: Provider Governance and Operational Management Risk Management, Human Resource Management Provision of Supports Environment Safe environment, Management of Waste
Appropriate Services: Specialised Accommodation including Respite, Group or Shared Living, Aged Care Residential, Transitional and Emergency Housing Settings Community Engagement Programs including group activities, day programs, and community access Supported Employment
Suggested refresher schedule: Every 12-months (annually)

Who should participate?

This comprehensive course is recommended for workers who require knowledge of safe work practices in order to prevent, and if necessary control, infection in the workplace.

Why choose this course?

This course is a highly recommended option for owners and managers of disability service providers who want to empower their staff. It focuses on teaching essential work practices to ensure the well-being and safety of workers, clients, and others involved. By enrolling their staff in this course, managers can be confident that their workers will be equipped with the most up-to-date, research-backed knowledge to effectively prevent and manage infections in accordance with current Work Health Safety (WHS) laws, standards, and industry guidelines.

What content does the course cover?

This comprehensive course provides participants with the knowledge they need to follow safe work practices and prevent the spread of infections in the workplace. Participants will learn how to:

  • Identify potential infection risks.
  • Respond appropriately to situations that may put them or others at risk of infection and report these incidents.
  • Recognise common types of infections.
  • Understand how infections can be transmitted.
  • Follow standard precautions as part of their daily work routine to reduce the risk of infection.
  • Identify situations where additional precautions may be necessary and report them.
  • Take necessary precautions when standard measures alone may not be enough to control infections

Course completion requires:

Successful completion of the compulsory quizzes included throughout the learning.


Once successfully completed, learners will be issued with a digital certificate of completion

Flexible learning access:

Our learning materials are accessible through two options: directly on our Learner Management system (LMS) or by using our SCORMs, which can be hosted on your organisation's own LMS.

For groups:

We offer our course through a license agreement designed for large groups. This is a cost-effective option, especially when multiple courses are bought together. If you choose to pay for multiple years upfront, you will also get extra discounts.


Individual access: $49.50 including GST for 12 months.

Proudly distributed in partnership with Cerebral Palsy Alliance Training Alliance

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact the Learn and Develop Team, submit enquiry/feedback.

For technical support with the eLearning training platform, please contact, 07 3114 2958 or access the online helpdesk