COVID-19 infection control training

COVID-19 infection control online training is available for health care workers in all settings. It covers the fundamentals of infection prevention and control for COVID-19.

The Department of Health and Aged Care is working with the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission to put arrangements in place to replace the Aspen Medical COVID-19 Infection Control Online Training Modules from 31 March 2023.

Current training arrangements will cease as of 31 March 2023. As of Friday 10 March 2023, you can no longer enrol in new training, but you still have until midnight 31 March 2023 to complete your training and download or print your certificates.

Once new training arrangements are finalised, an announcement will be made on the Department’s website and via the aged care sector newsletters and alerts.

In the interim, additional online IPC training is available at:

For technical issues please contact Aspen Medical at Please note the Department will not be responding to any technical issue queries.

Who this training is for

This training is for care workers across all health care settings, including:

  • hospitals
  • primary care
  • aged care (both in residential aged care facilities or with visiting carers at home, including cleaners and cooks)
  • disability (both in residential/shared care facilities or part-time carers in people’s homes, including cleaners and cooks)
  • allied health
  • Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services
  • pharmacies
  • dental practices, including dentists, nurses, cleaners and receptionists

What the training covers

Modules available include:

  • infection prevention and control for COVID-19
  • training for aged care workers
  • training focused on rural and remote communities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health


Users must register, but registration is open to anyone.

    Training is provided by our trusted COVID-19 training partner, Aspen Medical.

    Other infection control training

    The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care also has e-learning modules on the principles of infection prevention and control in Australian healthcare settings. 

    These modules are suitable for:

    • health care workers and organisations
    • aged and disability care workers and organisations
    • workforce groups such as beauticians 
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