Infection prevention and control fee-free training


To limit the spread of COVID-19 and help our economy to recover as rapidly as possible, the NSW and Commonwealth Governments have committed a combined $25.5 million to fund fee-free nationally accredited infection prevention and control training.

This initiative will enable business owners and employees to better respond to COVID-19 risks in the workplace and reduce transmission risk. It will also support customer confidence to re-engage with businesses.

The training will provide workers with the skills they need to follow organisational infection prevention and control policies and procedures, including implementing precautions and responding to infection risks in the workplace.

Who is the training for?

Training places will be available across a variety of industries, although funding is planned to be prioritised for workers in retail, tourism, transport and logistics, hospitality, cleaning and security services industries, and to increase infection control skill levels in sectors such as aged and disability care.

Who will be providing the training?

Smart and Skilled contracted providers will be delivering the training. These providers may include private providers, TAFE NSW and those from the Adult and Community Education sector.

You can find providers in your area here.

Who is eligible?

You may be eligible to participate in training if you:

  • are an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen
  • are aged 15 years or older
  • live or work in NSW
  • have left school (or are in school and have a part-time job).

How can I apply?

To apply, select a Smart and Skilled provider in your region and contact them on the phone number or email provided. You can find providers in your area here.

How can I find out more?

You can find out more by calling Training Services NSW on 13 28 11.

Page last updated: 13 August 2020