HLTSS00066 Infection Control Skill Set (Food Handling)

HLTSS00066 Infection Control Skill Set (Food Handling)

National ID: HLTSS00066 | State ID: AE115 (Fee Free)

The Infection Control Skill Set is designed to give you job ready skills to follow organisational infection prevention and control policies and procedures. This includes implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks in organisations that include food handling in their operations.

This skill set is suited to those working in hospitality, particularly in food handling and front of house. Skills can be applied to specific industry needs such as using kitchens and packaging areas, staff rooms, food stock deliveries, bathrooms and toilets.


Course Content

This skill set includes the following unit of competency:
HLTINFCOV001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

You will learn:
Hand hygiene practices
Effective surface cleaning
Use of personal protective equipment
Disposal of contaminated waste
Hazard identification, control and reporting
Appropriate protocols and responses in the event of an incident
Basis of infection and transmission


Delivery Methods

The following delivery methods are available.

Suited for students with access to a workplace. Delivery includes:
Access to our online learning portal where you can complete learning and assessment at any time
Support provided by a dedicated trainer/assessor
Workplace assessment

Face-to-face and virtual classroom training is available for groups. If you would like more information please contact us.


Course Duration

12 – 25 hours of learning and assessment.

Total duration: 1 month (approximately).

Course duration depends on each individual student.



This course is free through Jobs and Skills WA Skills Ready initiative. All fees are 100% subsidised by the WA State Government so that there is no cost to you.

Fees apply for non-eligible students. If you have an enquiry regarding eligibility and fees please contact us.

The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees.


Funding Eligibility

This skill set is free to all residents in Western Australia.

You must be 15 years of age or older.

School-based students are ineligible to be enrolled in this skill set.

Check your eligibility by completing the form below.

Funding Eligibility Form 


Entry Requirements

You must have current employment in, or access to, a food handling workplace to complete your assessment.


Course Recognition

Completing this skill set will be recognised by a Statement of Attainment for the nationally recognised unit of competency:
HLTINFCOV001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures


Enrol Now

Ready to start? Click on the link below and complete the enrolment form. You will receive confirmation of your enrolment after we verify your eligibility.

Online Enrolment


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Course Name

HLTSS00066 Infection Control Skill Set (Food Handling)

Course Cost

Free for eligible students

Course Date

Enrol anytime




Workplace Assessment


1 month

Additional Information

Visit Jobs and Skills WA, Skills Ready for more information.