Date published: 
29 March 2020
Type: 
Newsletter
Intended Audience: 
Health sector

Three new training modules are available as part of the new eLearning program for aged care workers, covering families and visitors, COVID-19 for Aged Care and Outbreak Management.

Thank you for your ongoing support in protecting older Australians.

Three new eLearning modules

Three new eLearning modules developed specifically for aged care workers are now online. 

  • Module 2: Families and Visitors
    • Part A: Residential Care Facilities
    • Part B: In Home Care
  • Module 3: COVID-19 and Aged Care
  • Module 4: Outbreak Management Procedures

On completion of these modules, participants will be able to:

  • identify when families or visitors should be visiting a client
  • implement precautions for all visitors entering the facility or the client’s home
  • demonstrate basic environmental cleaning procedures when caring for a person with COVID-19
  • demonstrate the appropriate infection prevention control measures for a COVID-19 outbreak

More modules will be released over the coming days.

If you would like to access the aged care training, users will need to register their workplaces as ‘aged care’. If you have already registered for online training but not with ‘aged care’ as your workplace, email support [at] covid-19training.gov.au for a priority response.

Changes to aged care assessments

In the interests of supporting the health and safety of assessors and clients during the COVID-19 pandemic, telephone and telehealth aged care assessments will be adopted as the default approach for community assessments by Aged Care Assessment Teams and Regional Assessment Services until further notice.  Face-to-face assessments are still permitted where necessary to support the needs of the client.  This will be reviewed as the situation evolves.  All assessment organisations are also being asked to increase welfare checks with clients during this period.

Resources

Four modules are available for completion as part of the new eLearning program for aged care workers. Modules are:

  • Module 1: Personal Safety
  • Module 2: Families and Visitors
    • Part A: Residential Care Facilities
    • Part B: In Home Care
  • Module 3: COVID-19 and Aged Care
  • Module 4: Outbreak Management

Coming Soon

  • Additional resources on accessing and using personal protective equipment in aged care settings
  • Further details on accessing the Government’s support packages
  • Updated live FAQs
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