COVID-19 Infection Control

Painters Training COVID-19

Under WHS laws, employers must have measures in place to eliminate or manage the risks arising from COVID-19.

To do this, you should keep up to date with the latest COVID-19 information and advice to ensure that any action taken is appropriate. This includes closely monitoring the information provided by the Australian Government Department of Health and advice from state or territory government agencies, including health departments and WHS regulators.

What control measures will be reasonably practicable will depend on the work being carried out by workers and particular workplaces. 

To assist you to do this quickly and efficiently, this course, in association with the Australasian Infection Control Society, contains important facts and information from the World Health Organisation, the Federal Department of Health, and SafeWork Australia, and is created in such a way to ensure that employers and employees understand the information. Topics covered include:

  • Who is at risk?
  • How to carry out proper hygiene practices
  • How to disinfect surfaces
  • How to self-isolate
  • Safe Work on New Housing
  • Guidelines for repaints
  • Risk Assessment and COVID-19 SWMS
  • Communicating with clients about COVID-19

We recommend putting all your staff through this course as soon as possible. Although a lot of information is freely available on the internet, employers should not rely on their employees finding the correct information themselves, and simply reading it. It is vitally important that they show they understand it; it could be a matter of life or death for some people.

The course can be completed from home on any internet connected device, including phones, tablets or PC’s and can translate into over 35 languages.

Employees who complete the course are issued with a certification. The course takes about 2 hours to complete. 


The training is free for all painters, and payment of $39 is only required for certification to be issued. That’s less than a can of paint, but could save your business


  • Dr Cameron Jones (PHD), BSc, Grad Dip App Sci PhD, Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate), Diploma of Security and Risk Management
  • Richard Anthony, Australasian Infection Control Society, Health Standards Australia, Certificate IV in Business
  • Daniel Wurm, National Painting and Decorating Institute, Diploma in Vocational Education and Training, Certificate III in Painting and Decorating
  • World Health Organisation
  • NSW Department of Health