About the project

Monash University is providing free face-to-face PPE training to Victoria’s aged care facilities (RACFs) in partnership with the Victorian Government to assist in COVID-19 outbreak prevention. As phase 1 of the project, we provided a rapid response with targeted RACFs.

Our aim is to create resilient RACFs.

In order to achieve this, we will:

  1. Build on existing online education resources (which you can start now)
  2. Provide a comprehensive, free 1.5 hour face-to-face training session to any RACF who opts in (if your RACF is in outbreak, we will need to postpone the session until the DHHS outbreak teams have helped you to resolve the outbreak)
  3. Provide the training to attendees as nominated by the RACF, from any role within the facility.
  4. Ask each RACF to nominate up to two 'champions'. We will work closely with these champions for an additional 30 minutes at the end of the group training session, empower them with training materials and give them ongoing email support so that they can be confident to upskill other staff at your facility.
  5. We will provide up to 20 members of your staff with a licence to the Virtual Reality PPE Simulation. The Virtual Reality PPE Simulation has been designed specifically to support competency development and continued learning upon the completion of the Monash University PPE face-to-face education sessions.