Defence’s new COVID-19 on-line training course has been completed almost almost 200,000 since it was launched earlier this month.
CAPTION: COVID-19 on-line training. ADF image.
Defence created the online training package for personnel deployed or deploying on the whole-of-government COVID-19 response.
The training course was designed to quickly prepare personnel who do not have a medical background to conduct medical-support tasks and other duties as part of Operation COVID-19 Assist.
It is also available to Australia’s international military partners to use.
Commander Australian Defence College Major General Mick Ryan said building the courses had been a huge effort for our ADC team, in collaboration with Joint Health Command as well as Army RAAF and Navy.
Chief of Defence Force General Angus Campbell said that over the course of Operation COVID-19 Assist, many ADF members would find themselves performing tasks outside their normal duties and these online training courses will give them the necessary skills and knowledge to enable them to assist in whatever tasks they may be called upon to support.