Current Projects

Find out up-to-date information on what is happening with the Training Packages supported by SkillsIQ - including any Training Package Product development work taking place, reports and consultation timelines. 

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Aged Care Training Package Product Development

Aged Care Training Package Product Development

During 2018, the Aged Care Workforce Taskforce, Chaired by Professor John Pollaers, consulted on a broad range of workforce issues relating to the aged care sector. The resulting report “A Matter of Care – Australia’s Aged Care Workforce Strategy” provided a set of recommendations which were aimed at ensuring the best quality aged care services and outcomes for Australia’s elderly.

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Certificate IV in Housing: Draft 1 Consultation Open

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Community Sector and Development Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has undertaken a project to update the packaging rules of the Social Housing qualification and update twelve Social Housing Units of Competency to reflect the initiatives the government has placed on social housing through proposed investment in the sector to upgrade the skills and knowledge required by public housing specialist staff.

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First Aid: Engagement via Online & Social Media

First Aid: Training Package Product Update

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the First Aid Industry Reference Committee, has embarked upon a project to update current First Aid Units to ensure skills training is in line with workforce needs and expectations.

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Certificate III and IV In Dental Assisting: Draft 1 Consultation Open

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Dental Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has undertaken a project to update the packaging rules of the two Dental Assisting qualifications and to update fourteen Dental Assisting Units of Competency and six Oral Health Care Units of Competency to align to the changing duties of existing and future job roles of all dental support staff, including dental assistants.

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Clinical Coding: Draft 1 Consultation Open

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Technicians Support Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has undertaken a project to develop a new entry-level Clinical Coding qualification and eight new Clinical Coding Units of Competency and to update three existing Clinical Coding Units of Competency to ensure that entry-level clinical coders have access to appropriate skills and knowledge, in order to meet the current and future needs of the Australian health care system.

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Ambulance Training Package Products: Draft 1 Consultation

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Ambulance and Paramedic IRC, will be seeking feedback on Draft 1 HLT Training Package Products, including updates to 7 existing Qualifications and associated Units of Competency.

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Beauty Services Training Package Development

Beauty: Draft 1 Consultation

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Personal Services IRC and the Skin Rejuvenation and Cosmetic Tattooing Technical Advisory Committees, has sought feedback on Draft 1 SHB Beauty Training Package Products, including updates to 5 existing qualifications and associated Units of Competency. In addition, two new qualifications have been developed in the areas of Cosmetic Tattooing and Skin Therapy.

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Cookery Training Package Products: Draft 1 Consultation

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is undertaking a project to update the Training Package Products that relate to cookery and kitchen operations.

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Local Government: Draft 1 Consultation

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Local Government Industry Reference Committee is undertaking a comprehensive update of the qualifications and associated units of competency in LGA04 Local Government Training Package.

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Responsible Online Wagering Services: Draft 1 Consultation

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Client Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is undertaking a project to develop a new Unit of Competency to address the responsible provision of online wagering services.

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Certificate II in Indigenous Environmental Health: Draft 1 Consultation

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Community Sector and Development Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is undertaking a project to update the packaging rules of the Certificate II in Indigenous Environmental Health qualification and to update the content of nine Units of Competency included within the qualification to meet the current and future environmental health needs of Indigenous communities.

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Fitness and Aqua Exercise Instructor Training Package Products Update

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Sport and Recreation Industry Reference Committee and a Technical Advisory Committee, is undertaking an update of the training package products in the Fitness Sector.

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Children’s Education and Care Training Package Development

SkillsIQ, at the direction of the Children’s Education and Care Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), is undertaking an update of the Training Package Products in the Children’s Education and Care sector. These include qualifications relating to Early Childhood Education, School Age Care and Education Support.

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Technical Advisory Committee Expressions of Interest

From time to time, Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) supported by SkillsIQ will elect to form Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) to assist in gathering specialist technical information to inform a project. This may be a Case for Change or a Training Package Product development project.

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Community Sector and Development Training Package Development

Community Sector and Development Training Package Development

The Community Sector and Development Industry Reference Committee (IRC) has responsibility for 25 qualifications packaged in the HLT Health Training Package.

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Cross-Sector Project: Consumer Engagement via Online & Social Media

SkillsIQ, on behalf of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), has embarked upon a cross-sector project to identify the common skills needs of industries in relation to consumer engagement through online and social media to inform the update and/or development of future Training Package Products and ensure skills training is in line with workforce needs.

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Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package Development

Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package Development

Under the direction of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and a range of expert Technical Advisory Committees (TACs), SkillsIQ is undertaking a number of projects that will result in updates to Training Package Products within the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package.

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SkillsIQ report uncovers the $4.1 billion/year cost of over-qualification

The Right Skills. Right Time? report measures for the first time the gap between required and actual qualifications of 10 million Australian workers across 400 people-facing occupations. With 1 in 4 Australian workers spending time and money on qualifications not needed for their current role, Australia is facing the challenge of an increasing skills mismatch.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Training Package Development

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Industry Reference Committee (IRC) has responsibility for seven qualifications, packaged in the HLT Health Training Package. The IRC has identified the need to review the qualifications that cater to this sector and submit a Case for Change to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee in the current review period.

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Cross Sector Coordination across health and community services

The disability, aged care, mental health and primary care industries are undergoing significant reform, with policy changes allowing people to control their own funding. These reforms however will be felt broadly across the health and community services sectors. The shift to choice and control means that a more coordinated, person-led service delivery is needed to achieve better individual outcomes, safely and with dignity. SkillsIQ is conducting research to better understand, identify and evaluate cross-sector needs and roles and skills used by the health and community services sectors.

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LGA04 Local Government Training Package Development

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Local Government Industry Reference Committee is undertaking a detailed update of the Training Package Products in the LGA04 Local Government Training Package.

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Technicians Support Services Training Package Development

Technicians Support Services Training Package Development

The Technicians Support Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC) has responsibility for 16 qualifications packaged in the HLT Health Training Package.

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