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COVID-19 Direct Care Skill Set

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Are you looking to take part in infectious disease training during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The online COVID-19 Direct Care Skill Set is suitable for new and existing workers who need to upskill or undertake infectious disease training due to risks associated with their role. 

This course is suitable for:
  • aged care workers
  • disability support workers
  • Assistant in Nursing (AIN)
  • home and community care workers
  • at home carers
Please note:
  • To complete this course, it is not a prerequisite that you must be currently employed in Industry.  This COVID-19 Skill Set stands alone and can be completed separately if desired. However, students may be enrolled in either the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support or the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support and have a current work placement. Alternatively, students who are not enrolled in either qualification may be employed in an aged care or home and community care facility.  
  • There is practical assessment component to be completed in your workplace or placement, but this can be simulated if needed at NR TAFE – please talk with your local lecturer.
  • This skill set is self-paced, online  and completely flexible and all theory components are available online/can be completed in your own time outside of work hours.
  • Face-to-face delivery will be required for one of the three units in this skill set. The remaining two units are to be completed by the student online. Please contact us to discuss alternative arrangements.
Students can start at any time within the course dates listed.
Infection control

This skill set has been developed specifically to get you job ready to safely manage infection control in the workplace. Please note: The minimum age requirement for the Entry Into Care Roles and the COVID-19 Direct Care skill sets is 18 years. For the other infection control skill sets, students must be 15 years of age or older.


This is a targeted skill set related to the Skills Ready program, which is aimed at rebuilding our local businesses and communities with free and reduced-price training. Other skill sets can be found on our Skill sets and short courses (opens in a new tab) page.

Skills Ready price

This skill set is FREE for everyone!

Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2022
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • The government rate for Australian Citizens over the age of 18, permanent visa holders, visa sub-class 309, 444, 820 or a 457 dependent visa

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course is currently undergoing scheduling to meet community demand. Course dates, locations and study modes will be available shortly. Please check back soon, complete the course enquiry form below or contact our Client Services Team for more information.

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