Current Grant Opportunity View - GO5867
Aged Care Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Training
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The Aged Care Infection Prevention and Control Training program was announced in the 2022-23 Budget as part of the Australian Government’s response to COVID-19 in aged care.
The purpose of this grant opportunity is to provide support for more nurses in residential aged care to access infection prevention and control (IPC) leadership training and ensure residential aged care services are well prepared to prevent or manage future infectious disease outbreaks including influenza and COVID-19.
Support is available for up to two suitable Registered Nurses or Enrolled Nurses in each eligible residential aged care service for costs related to suitable training, study leave and the backfilling of staff during periods of study leave. Eligible IPC training courses must meet the requirements for an IPC Lead. Further information can be found on the infection prevention and control leads page on the department’s website.
Eligible residential aged care services with an existing IPC Lead may apply through this grant opportunity.
Providers of eligible residential aged care services including Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs), Multi-Purpose Service (MPS) providers, and providers delivering residential care services under the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program (an approved NATSIFACP provider) can apply.
Training must commence between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023 and be completed by the date specified in your grant agreement (no later than 31 December 2023).
To view the grant opportunity documents, please select the red "Grant Opportunity Documents" button on the left hand side.
To be eligible to apply you must be an Australian Government funded:
- approved Residential Aged Care Provider;
- Multi-Purpose Service (MPS) provider; or
- providers delivering residential aged care services under the Commonwealth National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program (an approved NATSIFACP provider).
In addition to the above eligibility criteria, eligible applicants must satisfy the following:
- each eligible residential aged care service may only support up to two Registered Nurses or Enrolled Nurses, who are engaged onsite and dedicated to that service, to undertake training;
- the identified training participant/s must be directly employed by the eligible residential aged care service;
- undertake a specialist IPC training course that qualifies the participant to perform as an IPC Lead for residential aged care. For an IPC training course to be deemed suitable, it must:
- focus on infection prevention and control;
- be specified as commensurate with/ at the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8 (AQF8); and
- have an assessment, or assessments, that facilitate successful completion of the course.
- training must commence between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023 and be completed by the date specified in your grant agreement (no later than 31 December 2023).
- RN or EN training participants do not have an existing qualification that meet the criteria of a qualified IPC Lead for residential aged care.
Submit your application by the closing date and time using the Online Application Form Link located via the "Grant Opportunity Documents" button on the left hand side.
Once you have submitted your application using the online application form link you will receive an automatic email with your Submission Reference ID. Retain this number if you wish to query your application with the Department.
Note the 2mb limit per attachment in the application form. Multiple files/documents should be scanned into a single document. Compressed or zip files are not accepted. File names must be unique and not include foreign characters.