New SCLAA National Partner – Xtreme Freight

New SCLAA National Partner

The SCLAA welcomes our newest National Partner, Xtreme Freight. As a not for profit Industry Association, run by members for members, our ability to support the SCLAA infrastructure and to expand is highly dependent on our National Partners. We ask all our members to support our valued National Partners where they can.

 


“We Never Say No To Our Customers”

Xtreme Freight is an innovative and diverse privately owned company dedicated to providing customers with total quality transport and logistics solutions. Xtreme Freight have been servicing the industry since 1988 and the Director of the company and the unique team have over 45 years’ experience in the Transport Industry. Companies large and small including prominent Freight Forwarders and Customs Agents around Australia utilize our unique product offerings. The diversity and agility we can offer our partners are numerous ensuring we are a one stop shop for all your freight needs.

Our team all has a diverse range of experience within the Transport industry including international trade. Strong relationships with our clientele adds security to our service; we can meet some of the most demanding time constraints and challenging logistics jobs crucial to supply chain management. Being ISO accredited and an Australian Trusted Trader we take the business of moving freight safely and securely through our network very seriously to deliver to you our valued partners the seamless transport and logistics you deserve. High levels of services are required to meet the most challenging jobs and the ability to execute on our promises has seen our company go from strength to strength. The interstate/intrastate work is handled by our senior management team and with ties to some of transports largest blue-chip corporations around Australia this gives us the ability to negotiate competitive rates for our customers.

With Bonded warehouse facilities around Australia, Xtreme Freight offer a diverse range of options including 3PL/Storage for our customers. Superior logistics services are provided by people who know your business and are committed to helping you succeed. Together our company works as a cohesive team striving for excellence by building relationships and delivering first class consultative processes and services to deliver for our customers.

In addition, the company provides courier services, taxi truck services, LCL and airfreight services and with the experience in complex movements for construction, retail and manufacturing products you can be confident that they are all expertly handled and another part of our growing range of services. Communication is key to success and you are never a number at Xtreme Freight, we procure business relationships and work closely with all our partners to help them succeed. Your success is important to all the team at Xtreme and we aim to work with you long term with trust, respect and loyalty being our key mantra shown through our actions and the support you receive from our teams from all divisions throughout the company.

Xtreme utilise specialist vehicles such as trays and crane trucks to service the construction industry including project management being a big part of what we do. We service the civil infrastructure, agricultural and perishables industry sectors and in addition the business provides specialised transport for perishable freight to and from the major airports, handling commodities such as lobster, seafood and agricultural products for pick up and distribution.

Throughout the global pandemic and the effects it has had to many sectors our company and business operations, we have continued to thrive by servicing the pharmaceutical, construction and agricultural industries just to name a few. At Xtreme Freight you can feel confident that we have your interests at the front of mind in everything we do. For a specialist consultation, query or quotation head to our website at www.xtremefreight.com.au  to find out more about our services or feel free to call us on 1300 367 849 and speak to one of our friendly team. If you are looking for a change and want to experience friendly, efficient and customised services call us today. We solve the pieces of your logistical puzzle.

 

New Guide – Workplace Mental Health

New Guides to Help Keep Workplaces Mentally Healthy

2020 has been challenging for all Australians.

Across this great southern land, bushfires, floods and in particular, the global COVID-19 pandemic has had an undoubtable impact on each and every one of us.

One area in particular is the transport & logistics sector.

COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, a significant impact on the mental health and wellbeing of Australian workers. The National Mental Health Commission is encouraging businesses and workplaces across transport & logistics in Australia to adopt new Mentally Healthy Workplace guides, which support the mental health and wellbeing of Australian workers and businesses during, and after, COVID-19.

Good mental health in the workplace is just as important as good physical health.

All workplaces can take some simple steps to look after mental health during COVID-19. That’s why the Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance, has helped to create a set of resources to help Australians navigate the mental health challenges of COVID-19 in their workplaces.

These resources have been developed with three key audiences in mind, sole traders, small business and medium to large businesses.

They have been created by experts to provide practical tips and advice on helping employers and employees look out for the signs that someone may not be coping and assist them to find help when they need it.

You don’t have to be a mental health expert to spot signs that someone around you might need extra support,” said Lucy Brogden AM, Chair of the Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance.

“Talking about mental health and creating a culture of trust and openness in the workplace can reduce stigma and make it easier for people to reach out and seek support when they need.”

The resources also help workplaces understand their obligations in regard to the mental health and wellbeing of their workforce.

“Making workplaces mentally safe is an equal priority to making workplaces physically safe.”

The resources also include a guide on how you can have conversations about mental health and wellbeing in the workplace in a safe and supporting way.

 

You can download the resources at https://www.mentalhealthcommission.gov.au/Mental-health-Reform/National-Workplace-Initiative/Mentally-Healthy-Workplaces-during-COVID-19

Vale John Eleftheriou

Vale John Eleftheriou

John Eleftheriou was an outstanding contributor to the development of Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA). As a National Director, and President of the South Australia Division, John always exhibited entrepreneurial and business acumen in his SCLAA roles.

John was also the chief judge for the Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards (ASCLA) from 2014 to 2017 and was heavily involved in the establishment of the Darwin / NT chapter. John had a distinguished career within supply chain having had senior roles with Arnott’s Biscuits, Berri Ltd, Faulding / Mayne, Philmac and, of course, Eleftheriou & Associates.

A passionate promoter of SCLAA members entitlements and benefits, he was articulate, knowledgeable, principle, and forthright. John was at home in every formal and informal environment and excelled as a “mate” and “confidant” to many people. His understated Aussie humour was a delight. John took the initiative in rebirthing the SCLAA South Australian Division at an incredibly challenging time. He will be remembered with great respect whenever the success of SCLAA is considered. John passed away on Sunday afternoon in Adelaide 3/01/21.

Our condolences to his family wife Trish, daughter Samantha and son Michael.

John (right) with fellow SCLAA Director, David Rogers, at the
2015 Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards.

2020 ASCL Award Winners

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

To watch the recording of the Awards being announced, please click here…

Winners and High Commendation recipients of the 2020 Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards were announced online earlier this evening. Each of the seven categories attracted a significant number of high calibre submissions. Awards were formally judged by a selected panel of judges.

2020 Training, Education & Development Award

Training, education and development remains a vital part of allowing knowledge to be utilised for new ideas and supply chain improvements to be discovered and then implemented. This award is presented to a company that can best demonstrate their commitment/ application and results of providing training, education and development of their people. The trophy was first awarded in 2002 and is dedicated to the late Professor Peter Gilmour.

WINNER
EB Games Warehouse Leadership

HIGH COMMENDATION RECIPIENT
ECU, School of Business and Law,
Associate Professor Ferry Jie

Finalists:

  • EB Games Warehouse Senior Leadership
  • ECU, School of Business and Law, A/Prof Ferry Jie
  • Metcash Trading Ltd

2020 Information Technology and Management Award

Information remains the most important requirement of any supply chain. Information technology is where the majority of supply chain improvements have been made. Nominees for this award demonstrate where their use of  existing or new technology has provided significant improvements to their management of information and/or their supply chain processes. The trophy was first awarded in 1994 and is dedicated to the late Len Smith FAIMM.

WINNER
Körber Supply Chain
(Turning over a new leaf for T2)

 

HIGH COMMENDATION RECIPIENT
eStore Logistics

Finalists:

  • Allotrac Services Pty Ltd
  • eStore Logistics
  • Körber Supply Chain (Turning over a new leaf for T2)
  • Körber Supply Chain (Same-day delivery capability)
  • Whale Logistics, Ryan Cummings

2020 Industry Excellence Award

Recognises and acknowledges outstanding achievements and contribution by an individual currently engaged across the supply chain industry. Persons nominated for this most prestigious award will be leaders and will have made significant change to the way a supply chain is managed and improved either academically, physically or technologically. Originally awarded in 1987 and dedicated to Mike Munns, FAIMM, this award remains a cornerstone of SCLAA’s commitment to recognising and promoting the importance of the supply chain industry and its people to continuously improving organisational strength and growth.

WINNER
Samir Rafiq

HIGH COMMENDATION RECIPIENT
Ryan Cummings
Whale Logistics

Finalists:

  • Jacqui McCombie – Globelink International
  • Joel Kotamanidis – Allotrac Services Pty Ltd
  • Ryan Cummings – Whale Logistics
  • Samir Rafiq – Körber Supply Chain

2020 International Supply Chain Award

This is an Award that recognises that Supply Chains know no boundaries. The ASCL International Supply Chain Award is given to a Company, Association or an Individual that may operate internationally and are able demonstrate their capability, commitment and achievements across any spectrum of the sciences, practices, disciplines or efforts to promote and improve the knowledge and acceptance of the importance of the supply chain.

WINNER
GS1 Australia
Scan4Transport – Global Centre of Excellence

HIGH COMMENDATION RECIPIENT
Cloud Logistics Solutions

Finalists:

  • Cloud Logistics Solutions, Renzo Bevinetto
  • Globelink International, Helen Somogyi
  • GS1 Australia, Scan4Transport – Global Centre of Excellence
  • Whale Logistics, Ryan Cummings

2020 Supply Chain Management Award

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is the overview of materials, information, and finances as they move in a process from supplier to manufacturer to wholesaler to retailer to consumer. This award recognises an organisation that can demonstrate significant achievement within a section or across their entire supply chain. Nominees should be able to clearly state the design and achieved results of the project or process that was envisaged and then implemented. The trophy was first awarded in 1984 and is dedicated to Doug Beattie.

WINNER
Körber
(Ready to Deliver)

HIGH COMMENDATION RECIPIENT
Swisslog Australia and Linfox Logistics
– AND –
Asics Oceania Pty Ltd

– AND –

Finalists:

  • ASICS Australia, Michael Masulans
  • Körber Supply Chain (Ready to Deliver)
  • Körber Supply Chain (A new frontier)
  • Metcash Trading Ltd
  • Sigma Healthcare, Peter Petito
  • Swisslog Australia and Linfox

2020 Environmental Excellence Award

The ASCL Environmental Excellence Award recognises corporate leadership contributing to the solution of environmental sustainability within our industry through performance and action. The trophy was first awarded in 1966 and is dedicated to Mr Ken Pike.

WINNER
Custom Innovation Co (CIC)
Rob Fisher, Tim Allison & David McLaughlin

HIGH COMMENDATION RECIPIENT
CouriersPlease

Finalists:

  • CouriersPlease, Ben King
  • Custom Innovation Co. (CIC), Rob Fisher, David McLaughlin, Tim Allison
  • PGT-Reclaimed (International), Ian Burden

2020 Future Leaders Award

The purpose of this award is to provide incentive and recognition to young supply chain professionals who are both currently working in and wish to continue their career path. Nominees for this award should be able to demonstrate their passion and commitment to taking the supply chain toward tomorrow. The SCLAA wishes to showcase finalists and provide impetus to continue to attract the brightest to the industry. First awarded in 2009 and dedicated to Vince Aisthorpe.

WINNER
Jackson Meyer

HIGH COMMENDATION RECIPIENTS
Eleisha Birkensleigh
– and –
Matthew Unali

Finalists:

  • April McElligott – Fulton Market Group
  • Eleisha Birkensleigh – Allied Express
  • Jackson Meyer – Verus Global
  • John Goggin – Körber Supply Chain
  • Kavinda Senerath – Körber Supply Chain
  • Matthew Unali – TM Insight
  • Sarah Vogler – Agility Logistics
  • Tridev Dupuguntla – Woolworths Group

 

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The SCLAA extends sincere thanks to the 2020 ASCL Awards Judging Panellists, VIC/TAS Division for their assistance with the announcements of the Awards and all SCLAA National  Partners for their continuing Support.

2020 ASCL Award Finalists Announced

Finalists Announced for the

2020 Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards

 

The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia today officially announced the finalists for the longest running and most prestigious awards program in the industry. Having served the industry for almost 60 years, the ASCL Awards are the most recognised and prestigious awards for an individual or a company to receive.

Winners of the Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards will be announced online on 10 December 2020. Information on the announcements and a link to view them live will be published shortly.


Industry Excellence Award

This Award recognises and acknowledges outstanding achievements and contribution by an individual currently engaged across the supply chain industry. Persons nominated for this most prestigious award will be leaders and will have made significant change to the way a supply chain is managed and improved either academically, physically or technologically. Originally awarded in 1987 and dedicated to Mike Munns, FAIMM, this award remains a cornerstone of SCLAA’s commitment to recognising and promoting the importance of the supply chain industry and its people to continuously improving organisational strength and growth.

2020 Industry Excellence Award Finalists are:

  • Jacqui McCombie – Globelink International
  • Joel Kotamanidis – Allotrac Services Pty Ltd
  • Ryan Cummings – Whale Logistics
  • Samir Rafiq – Körber Supply Chain


Future Leaders Award

The purpose of this award is to provide incentive and recognition to young supply chain professionals who are both currently working in and wish to continue their career path. Nominees for this award should be able to demonstrate their passion and commitment to taking the supply chain toward tomorrow. The SCLAA wishes to showcase finalists and provide impetus to continue to attract the brightest to the industry. First awarded in 2009 and dedicated to Vince Aisthorpe.

2020 Future Leader Award Finalists are:

  • April McElligott – Fulton Market Group
  • Eleisha Birkensleigh – Allied Express
  • Jackson Meyer – Verus Global
  • John Goggin – Körber Supply Chain
  • Kavinda Senerath – Körber Supply Chain
  • Matthew Unali – TM Insight
  • Sarah Vogler – Agility Logistics
  • Tridev Dupuguntla – Woolworths Group


Supply Chain Management Award

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is the oversight of materials, information, and finances as they move in a process from supplier to manufacturer to wholesaler to retailer to consumer. This award recognises an organisation that can demonstrate significant achievement within a section or across their entire supply chain. Nominees should be able to clearly state the design and achieved results of the project or process that was envisaged and then implemented. The trophy was first awarded in 1984 and is dedicated to Doug Beattie.

2020 Supply Chain Management Award Finalists are:

  • ASICS Australia, Michael Masulans
  • Körber Supply Chain (#88)
  • Körber Supply Chain (#89)
  • Metcash Trading Ltd
  • Sigma Healthcare, Peter Petito
  • Swisslog Australia and Linfox


Training, Education & Development Award

Training, education and development remains a vital part of allowing knowledge to be utilised for new ideas and supply chain improvements to be discovered and then implemented This award will be presented to a company that can best demonstrate their committeemen, application and results of providing training, education and development of their people. The trophy was first awarded in 2002 and is dedicated to the late Professor Peter Gilmour.

2020 Training, Education & Development Award Finalists are:

  • EB Games Warehouse Senior Leadership
  • ECU, School of Business and Law, A/Prof Ferry Jie
  • Metcash Trading Ltd


Information Technology and Management Award

Information remains the most important requirement of any supply chain. Information technology is where the majority of supply chain improvements have been made. Nominees for this award will demonstrate where their use of existing or new technology has provided significant improvements to their management of information and/or their supply chain processes. The trophy was first awarded in 1994 and is dedicated to the late Len Smith FAIMM.

2020 Information Technology and Management Award Finalists are:

  • Allotrac Services Pty Ltd
  • eStore Logistics
  • Körber Supply Chain (#90)
  • Körber Supply Chain (#91)
  • Whale Logistics, Ryan Cummings


Environmental Excellence Award

The ASCL Environmental Excellence Award recognises corporate leadership contributing to the solution of environmental sustainability within our industry through performance and action. The trophy was first awarded in 1966 and is dedicated to Mr Ken Pike.

2020 Environmental Excellence Award Finalists are:

  • CouriersPlease, Ben King
  • Custom Innovation Co. (CIC), Rob Fisher, David McLaughlin, Tim Allison
  • PGT-Reclaimed (International), Ian Burden


International Supply Chain Award

Recognising that Supply Chains know no boundaries, the ASCL International Supply Chain Award is given to a Company, Association or an Individual that may operate internationally and are able demonstrate their capability, commitment and achievements across any spectrum of the sciences, practices, disciplines or efforts to promote and improve the knowledge and acceptance of the importance of the supply chain.

2020 International Supply Chain Award Finalists are:

  • Cloud Logistics Solutions, Renzo Bevinetto
  • Globelink International, Helen Somogyi
  • GS1 Australia, Scan4Transport – Global Centre of Excellence
  • Whale Logistics, Ryan Cummings


Congratulations to all the 2020 ASCL Award finalists!

Winners of the 2020 Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards will be announced online on 10 December 2020. Information on the announcements and a link to view them live will be published shortly.

For any queries, please contact the SCLAA National Secretariat on secretary@sclaa.com.au or 1300 364 160

 

Unprecedented Container Congestion – Seeking Your Input

Unprecedented Container Congestion – Seeking Your Input

NSW has faced a perfect storm of unprecedented container congestion in recent months. With COVID-19, MUA industrial action faced by all Stevedores at Port Botany at various times and adverse weather causing further delays of vessel berthing, the current status is at least 2 weeks of vessels off port that require servicing., The result has been supply delays of imported goods and increased congestion at all Sydney Container depots as empty container evacuations have slowed.

In addition, Sydney has experienced a loss of empty storage capacity of approx 8000 teu as a result of the permanent closure of a major Empty Container depot in St Peters in October. This is due to the commencement of the long awaited Sydney Gateway Construction project.

SCLAA is working with government and the industry to advocate for its members involved in the sector of physical supply of goods and services. We seek  input on how your business has been affected, what issues you have been able to mitigate and any additional costs/inefficiencies your business has incurred as a result.

Given that additional large areas of land in and around Port Botany for empty container storage is unlikely, we welcome industry feedback on current issues and alternative solutions recommended by the Study. In particular, the utilisation of Western Sydney depots, closer to mass scale warehouse Distribution Centres, for container storage overflow.

Transport for NSW have undertaken a study of Empty park congestion, the results can be viewed here.

Recommendations have been identified and can be viewed here.

All information received will be held in the strictest confidence.

Please send your input to the SCLAA National Secretariat by 9th November – secretary@sclaa.com.au

Budget 2020 – $1.2 billion investment for 100,000 new apprentices

Budget 2020 – $1.2 billion investment for 100,000 new apprentices

 

The Morrison Government is committed to getting people into jobs and ensuring that Australians have the right skills for the jobs of the future. We have prioritised skills development as part of our Jobmaker Plan.

The Government recognises that apprenticeships are a key pathway into the workforce.

We have already put in place the $2.8 billion Supporting Apprentices and Trainees wage subsidy to ensure apprentices and trainees in work remain engaged and are able to support the economic recovery. This is expected to support 90,000 employers to keep up to 180,000 apprentices and trainees in employment and training.

I am pleased to advise that to invest further in Australia’s training system and skills pipeline, the Government has committed an additional $1.2 billion through our Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements Wage Subsidy, to boost the number of new apprenticeships and traineeships.

This will support up to 100,000 new apprentices and trainees by paying a 50 per cent wage subsidy for commencing apprentices and trainees at businesses of all sizes, in all industries, and in all locations.

Businesses will receive the 50% wage subsidy, up to a cap of $7,000 per quarter, for commencing apprentices and trainees, including those employed by Group Training Organisations, for the period up to 30 September 2021.

Existing workers embarking on a new apprenticeship will be included in this scheme to support upskilling and reskilling.

I strongly encourage you or your members to explore taking up the apprenticeship wage subsidy, to drive employment and growth and get Australians back into jobs.

For more information or help to find and recruit an apprentice or trainee, visit australianapprenticeships.gov.au/employers. The website contains contact details for your local Australian Apprenticeship Network Provider, who can advise you about the full range of apprenticeship incentives for which your business may be eligible.

Yours sincerely

Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash

09/10/2020

 

Simplifying Access to Credit for Consumers and Small Businesses

Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
Senator for Western Australia

SIMPLIFYING ACCESS TO CREDIT FOR CONSUMERS AND SMALL BUSINESS

 

25 September 2020

 

The Morrison Government has today announced that we are simplifying Australia’s credit framework to ensure consumers and small businesses can get timely access to credit.

Now more than ever as we recover from COVID-19, it is critical that unnecessary barriers to accessing credit are removed so that consumers can continue to spend and businesses can invest and create jobs.

Through a suite of changes to Australian credit laws, the Morrison Government will enable the more efficient flow of credit to consumers and small businesses while maintaining strong consumer protections.

Improving the flow of credit is a key element of the Morrison Government’s JobMaker plan, supporting business investment and creating jobs to build a stronger, more resilient and more competitive economy.

Key elements of the reforms include:

  • Allowing lenders to rely on the information provided by borrowers, replacing the current practice of ‘lender beware’ with a ‘borrower responsibility’ principle
  • Protecting consumers from the predatory practices of debt management firms by requiring them to hold an Australian Credit Licence when they are paid to represent consumers in disputes with financial institutions
  • Removing the excessive responsible lending obligations from the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009, with the exception of small amount credit contracts and consumer leases where heightened obligations will be introduced;
  • Ensuring that authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) will continue to comply with APRA’s lending standards requiring sound credit assessment and approval criteria
  • Adopting key elements of APRA’s ADI lending standards and applying them to non-ADIs
  • Removing the ambiguity regarding the application of consumer lending laws to small business lending.

These changes will make it easier for the majority of Australians and small businesses to access credit, reduce red tape, improve competition, and ensure that the strongest consumer protections are targeted at the most vulnerable Australians.


QUICK LINKS ON JOBKEEPER EXTENSION AND INFORMATION

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has a range of information available to help the community understand the JobKeeper Payment and the new extension.

Please see the links below to the latest information on JobKeeper.

  1. The JobKeeper key dates page provides a useful summary of the what actions businesses should take and when they need to do them.
  2. The JobKeeper extension page provides a summary of the recent changes. The page also contains a useful fact sheet covering the changes.
  3. The JobKeeper guides page shows the steps on how to enrol, continue receiving JobKeeper extension payments or stop receiving payments. The page also contains a useful fact sheet that covers this information.
  4. The JobKeeper home page includes a video outlining the basics of the scheme and also links to a wide range of information for the community.
  5. Finally our JobKeeper Payment – information in other languages page may be of assistance to a range of people in your community.
  6. Information specific to COVID-19 support measures for businesses and employers and for individuals and employees as part of the Government’s economic support package is also available.

Regards

Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
Senator for Western Australia

Insolvency Support

Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
Senator for Western Australia

INSOLVENCY REFORMS TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS RECOVERY

 

24 September 2020

 

Today, the Morrison Government announced the most significant reforms to Australia’s insolvency framework in 30 years.

The Government is making changes to our insolvency framework as part our economic recovery plan to keep businesses in business and Australians in jobs.

The changes will introduce new processes suitable for small businesses from 1 January 2021, reducing complexity, time and costs for small businesses.

The reforms, will help more small businesses restructure and survive the economic impact of COVID-19. As the economy continues to recover, it will be critical that businesses who are distressed have the necessary flexibility to either restructure or to wind down their operations in an orderly manner.

The key elements of the reforms include;

  • The introduction of a new debt restructuring process for incorporated businesses with liabilities of less than $1 million, drawing on some key features of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy model in the United States;
  • Moving from a rigid one-size-fits-all “creditor in possession” model to a more flexible “debtor in possession” model. This will allow eligible small businesses to restructure their existing debts while remaining in control of their business;
  • A rapid 20 business day period for the development of a restructuring plan by a Small Business Restructuring Practitioner, followed by 15 business days for creditors to vote on the plan;
  • A new, simplified liquidation pathway for small businesses to allow faster and lower cost liquidation; and
  • Complementary measures to ensure the insolvency sector can respond effectively both in the short and long term to increased demand and to meet the needs of small business.

The reforms will cover around 76 per cent of businesses subject to insolvencies today, 98 per cent of whom who have less than 20 employees.

Together, these measures will reposition our insolvency system to reduce costs for small businesses, reduce the time they spend during the insolvency process, ensure greater economic dynamism, and ultimately help more small businesses get to the other side of the crisis.

For more information on the Treasurer’s media release and fact sheet, click here.

Regards

Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
Senator for Western Australia

Infection prevention and control fee-free training

Infection prevention and control fee-free training

Training Services NSW

We understand that there are challenges to running and operating COVID-safe businesses.

The NSW and Commonwealth Governments have committed a combined $25.5 million to fund fee-free nationally accredited infection prevention and control training. The training will provide workers with the skills they need to better identify and respond to COVID-19 risks in the workplace. It will support implementation of your business’s COVID-19 Safety Plan.

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) recently approved a unit of competence HLTINFCOV001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures.

This unit of competence will support the transport and logistics industry in the current coronavirus environment, to upskill workers and manage infection risks within the workplace.

Participants will learn a range of skills, including:

  • Hand hygiene practices
  • Effective surface cleaning
  • Use of personal protective equipment
  • Disposal of contaminated waste
  • Hazard identification, control and reporting
  • Appropriate protocols and responses in the event of an incident
  • Knowledge regarding the basis of infection and transmission

Training is available across NSW and is delivered by approved Smart and Skilled training providers. Click here to find a provider in your region. Visit the Training Services NSW website for more information on infection prevention and control training.