The Occupational COVID-19 Workplace Training Scheme is an online training program developed by health professionals and industry experts in partnership with DeakinCo. and Ai Group.
Based on WHO guidelines, it has been designed specifically to help Australian workplaces ensure their staff are trained in safe working practices to limit the spread of infectious diseases such as the coronavirus.
- What COVID-19 is, its incubation period and symptoms, and how it is spread
- Behavioural management techniques in the workplace
- Good handwashing and hygiene practices
- Managing mental health during COVID-19
The course content is primarily based on pandemic prevention principles from the World Health Organisation, incorporating Safe Work Australia guidelines. The guidelines are applicable to the prevention of all infectious diseases including COVID-19 and will apply as best practice beyond this disease.
The content is globally recognised and align with the messages shared by Safe Work Australia.
By undertaking this training scheme employers are able to communicate clearly how important the safety of their people is. Not only will the program educate and help protect those connected to your business, but it can help foster trust amongst external contacts and stakeholders.
The training scheme provides employers with an efficient channel to share credible and up-to-date information about how best to protect themselves, and others they work with, in order to help reduce the likelihood of infection in the workplace.
This scheme aims to enhance trust amongst employees and the community by providing assurances that staff are well-informed on infectious disease management. Through use of the associated badges with QR codes customers can also be encouraged to return as they can feel safer interacting with an organisation.
By encouraging businesses and their staff to undertake the training, there will also be an increase in the quality of information being shared within their networks at work and within the community.
The course has been developed to provide a core education package suitable for most types of businesses including public facing operations in hospitality, professional services, consultancies, retail and manufacturing.
However, for some sectors the course may require additional modules. A number of industries are already being scoped, and these can be developed by the team specifically for the clients’ needs (subject to volume).
|Best Fit Industries||Available with minor modifications & enhancements||Additional content development currently being scoped|
Building and Construction
Energy and Utilities
FIFO and DIDO
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Warehousing and Logistics
Early Childhood Education
Education and Training
In home care
Stevedores and ports
Trades and home maintenance
Marine and Airline
The training program teaches participants best practice through a series of instructional videos and animations with multiple choice questions displayed throughout the videos.
The system ensures participants have understood and absorbed all information before continuing through its different stages.
Upon completion those who have undertaken the training will receive a certificate of completion and printable badge. The employer dashboard is updated accordingly.
It is highly recommended that you also purchase the professionally printed Training Scheme Badge and Lanyard Pack. The badge’s embedded QR code can be viewed using a mobile camera to ensure the candidate has completed the most up-to-date version of the course.
Finally the company will also be eligible for a certificate showing that your business is engaged in the Occupational COVID-19 Workplace Training Scheme.
You can purchase seats for your staff members through our business portal, or through a sales team member. You will be issued with a coupon which staff members can use to sign up to the scheme with in a simple 2-step process.
You will have access to a business portal with back-end reporting where you can monitor staff sign up and completion rates.
We also provide access to a communications roll out kit to assist you with employee onboarding and adoption.
Because COVID-19 continues to be researched and understood, the advice from governments and the WHO will continue to be updated. As advice evolves, alerts will be shared to those who have completed the training ensuring participants are working with the most up to date information.
The purchase of this scheme covers the initial training and issuance of certification which is then valid for 12 months. Ongoing updated and/or refresher modules will be delivered during this time to ensure staff are kept up-to-date with the scheme and ensure best practice is kept at forefront of mind.
In the event of new legislation and/or significant guideline changes, participants will be sent a compulsory module which will require completion, within a set period of time, to maintain certification.
The program is not free of charge however pricing models are available depending on the number of candidates you wish to purchase for.
The program has been developed without government funding by independent parties. While we believe the course to be of vital importance in helping get businesses back to work safely there are costs incurred to ensure the quality of the information is maintained. The costs also cover the administration required in supplying certification and bespoke badges for candidates.
We want to do our part in reducing the harm caused by the pandemic. It is our aspiration that as many people as possible will benefit from this training, as there’s currently no other course of such quality and depth, available for Australian business.
Payment for the Occupational COVID-19 Workplace Training Scheme is via credit card or bank transfer. Access to the program is granted after receipt of funds. Please contact the sales team to discuss credit terms (subject to volumes).
Our system is designed to work perfectly on our custom built LMS platform and using your own LMS may compromise some of the functionality of the program.
We understand some clients may want to use their own LMS but we do not recommend this. Custom solutions should be referred to our enterprise team for exploration and are subject to volume and feasibility.