Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

28 July 2020

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

New Infection Control Training Fund

Tasmanian businesses will soon be able to access no or low-cost infection control training for customer-facing workers as part of the Tasmanian Government’s new Infection Control Training Fund.

The new fund will allow businesses to reopen or continue to operate safely, reduce the risk of transmission and help build confidence among Tasmanians returning to our shops, bars and restaurants.

In partnership with the Australian and Tasmanian Governments, the fund will provide training in infection control for Tasmanian businesses and workers in two rounds.

Round one will cover the retail, food handling and transport and logistics sectors, which we know we need to be operating effectively to help bring our economy back to full strength.

The Tasmanian Government recognises that as we recover from the impacts of COVID-19, we need to support our local businesses and frontline workers.

Training placements for frontline workers through round one are expected to commence in the coming months.

Applications for funding from Endorsed Registered Training Organisations (ERTOs) to run infection control training are now open and close on Monday, 17 August 2020.

ERTOs wanting further information or to apply should go to the Skills Tasmania website.

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