BSBSS00095 Cross-sector Infection Control Skill Set

Course overview

This Infection Control skill set has been developed in response to COVID 19 for workers in all industries to address the skills and knowledge required to reduce the risk and transmission of infection while carrying out routine work activities in their job role.

It involves implementing standards and transmission-based precautions, identifying infection hazards, and assessing and responding to infection risks.

The unit applies to all workers required to undertake their activities in compliance with the infection prevention and control procedures in place in their workplace.

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.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to enrol into this course, learner must fit into at least one of the categories below:

  • a young person aged 17-24 at the commencement of training, regardless of employment status, including Year 12 school leavers

  • Commonwealth Government welfare benefit recipients

  • an unemployed person

  • an employed person who is expected to become unemployed (e.g. companies in declining industries, people whose employment is conditional on immediately undertaking work relevant training, workers who have been stood down or furloughed).

Eligible learner will also need to be:

  • living in NSW or working in NSW

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or

  • humanitarian visa holder

  • no longer at school.

Course fee

This training is funded by the New South Wales Government.

Career pathways

This skill set provides learners with the skills to use COVID safe work practices across a number of industries including:

  • workers in retail

  • tourism and hospitality

  • transport and logistics

  • cleaning and security services

  • aged and disability care industries

Mode of delivery

  • Face to Face

  • Distance/online learning: digital classroom based that includes self-directed learning


Three weeks – two days a week.

Course structure

There is 1 unit of competency to complete.


Students who successfully complete 1 unit of competency of this training as stated in the course structure will be issued with a nationally accredited Statement of Attainment.

This qualification is recognised nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework.