About the project

Monash University has now concluded the free face-to-face PPE training to Victoria’s residential aged care facilities (RACFs). This project was provided in partnership with the Victorian Government to assist in the COVID-19 outbreak prevention. The project provided a rapid response for all Victorian RACFs.

Our aim was to create resilient RACFs.

In order to achieve this, we:

  1. Built on existing online education resources (which were available via the links below)
  2. Provided a comprehensive, free 1.5 hour face-to-face training session to any RACF who opted in (if an RACF was experiencing an outbreak, we postponed the session until the Department of Health outbreak teams were able to resolve the outbreak)
  3. Provided the training to attendees as nominated by the RACF, from any role within the facility.
  4. Asked each RACF to nominate up to two 'champions'. We worked closely with these champions for an additional 30 minutes at the end of the group training session, to empower them with educational materials and we gave them ongoing email support so that they could be confident to upskill other staff at their facility.
  5. We provided up to 20 members of RACF 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.