COVID-19 Direct Care Skill Set

Get qualified for entry-level jobs in the aged care and disability sectors and make a difference in the lives of others.

Course: COVID-19 Direct Care Skill Set

Course Duration: Two weeks

Course Fee: $22.05

Location: Level 1, 823 Wellington Street, West Perth

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What does the course involve?

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an urgent need for trained support workers in critical sectors. Centacare’s COVID-19 Direct Care Skill Set is a new option in employment pathways for existing workers and people seeking employment in the Aged Care, Disability and Healthcare sectors.

This online short course is an opportunity for existing support workers to upskill, and it will enable jobseekers to take up employment opportunities in entry-level support roles. It comprises of three nationally accredited units where you will learn about the risks of exposure to infectious disease and prevention, safe manual handling and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) while delivering support services

The course will be offered in a mix of online and face-to-face delivery, where the practical component will occur at our West Perth training centre.

Upon completion of the course, you can choose to pathway into further education and complete a full qualification in Centacare’s Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) or (Ageing). Two of the units of competency completed under COVID-19 Direct Care Skill Set course can be credited into the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).

The course information session held every Friday.

For more information about the course or to book an information session, please register your interest below.

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Course Fee:


Course Duration:

Two weeks

Study times:

 9am – 3:30pm, Monday – Thursday 

Additional learning support is provided in class on Fridays; a trainer is available to help you and you can use the time to catch up on your work and assessments.


All applicants must attend a mandatory information session and interview prior to enrolment, which are held every Friday. This gives you the opportunity to learn more about the course and allows us to answer any questions you might have. It also allows us to learn more about you and assess your eligibility for fee subsidies.

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Units of competency

HLTINF001 – Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures.
Learn about infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.

HLTWHS005 – Conduct manual tasks safety.
Learn safe manual handling techniques and personal protective equipment (PPE).

CHCCCS011 – Meet personal support needs.
Learn how to determine and respond to an individual’s physical personal support needs and how to support daily living activities.

Am I eligible for this course?

To be eligible for this course, you must be aged 18+ and fall into one of the following categories:

  • Job Seekers: 
    You are seeking employment within the aged care, disability or health care sector.
  • New or Existing Workers: 
    You are currently working in the aged care, disability or health care sector and looking to upskill.

Why study with Centacare

Student Support Services

Get access to free counselling, guidance and support services.

Language, literacy and numeracy support

Language, literacy and numeracy support to help you achieve your qualification.

Close to public transport

All of our training sites are close to public transport for easy accessibility.

Additional learning support

Additional learning support on Fridays is available if you need it.

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