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Complementary Health Training Package Products: Draft 2 Validation Open

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Complementary Health Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has undertaken a project to update the existing Training Package Products within the HLT Training Package relating to Massage, Remedial Massage Therapy and Reflexology job roles.

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Allied Health Assistance Training Package Product Development: Draft 2 Validation Open

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Direct Client Care and Support Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has embarked upon a project to review the skills needs of the Allied Health Assistance sector. This will inform potential changes to the current Health Assistance Qualifications and Units to ensure skills training is in line with workforce needs and expectations.

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Community Sector and Development Training Package Development

Community Sector and Development Training Package Development: Draft 2 Validation Open

SkillsIQ, under the direction of Community Sector and Development Industry Reference Committee (IRC), and with input from the four Case Management, Child Protection, Community Development, and Youth Services Technical Advisory Committees (TACs), is undertaking a project to update Training Package Products.

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Public Sector Training Package: Draft 1 Consultation Open

SkillsIQ, at the direction of the Public Sector Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is undertaking a project to review the Governance and Trade Measurement components of the Public Sector (PSP) Training Package.

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Tourism Training Package Product Development: Draft 1 Consultation Open

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has undertaken a project to update the existing Training Package Products for the Events, Travel, Tourism and Hospitality sectors, in order to meet the current and future needs of industry.

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Travel Training Package Product Development: Draft 1 Consultation Open

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has undertaken a project to update the existing Training Package Products for the Travel sector, in order to meet the current and future needs of industry.

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Hospitality Training Package Product Development: Draft 1 Consultation Open

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has undertaken a project to update the existing Training Package Products for the Events, Travel, Tourism and Hospitality sectors, in order to meet the current and future needs of industry.

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Events Training Package Product Development: Draft 1 Consultation Open

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has undertaken a project to update the existing Training Package Products for the Events sector, in order to meet the current and future needs of industry.

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Aged Care Training Package Product Development

Aged Care Training Package Product Development: Draft 2 Validation

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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Disability Support Training Package Product Development: Draft 2 Validation

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Disability Support IRC is undertaking a project to update the national Training Package Products for the Disability Support sector. This project will be undertaken in collaboration with the Direct Client Care and Support IRC and the Aged Services IRC.

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Direct Client Care and Support Training Package Development: Draft 2 Validation

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Direct Client Care and Support IRC is undertaking a project to update a range of current qualifications to ensure that they meet the current and future skills needs of the Australian Health system.

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Financial Counselling Training Package Products

As a result of some key changes in the Financial Counselling sector in recent years, the Client Services IRC is proposing a Case for Change to update the current Diploma of Financial Counselling.

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Children’s Education and Care Training Package Development: Training Package Update Complete

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Children’s Education and Care Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), has completed 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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Health Administration Training Package Products: Draft 2 Validation

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Technicians Support Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has undertaken a project to update the existing Certificate IV in Health Administration Qualification and four existing Health Administration Units of Competency to ensure that individuals who work in senior operational or team-leading roles in the health industry have access to the appropriate skills and knowledge to meet the current and future needs of the Australian health care system, especially in regional and remote areas where there is limited access to doctors or nurses.

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Cookery Training Package Products: Draft 2 Validation

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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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Training Package: Draft 2 Validation

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Industry Reference Committee (IRC) has responsibility for six Qualifications, packaged in the HLT Health Training Package. The IRC has identified the need to review the Qualifications that cater to this sector to ensure they continue to be fit for purpose.

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Beauty Services Training Package Development

Beauty Training Package Products: Draft 2 Validation

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Personal Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and the Skin Therapy and Cosmetic Tattooing Technical Advisory Committees (TACs), sought feedback on Draft 2 SHB Beauty Training Package Products, including updates to six existing Qualifications and their associated Units of Competency. In addition, two new Qualifications have been developed in the areas of Skin Therapy and Cosmetic Tattooing.

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Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology and Practice: Case for Endorsement and Final Drafts Submitted for AISC Approval

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Technicians Support Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has completed a project to update the existing Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology, now to be known as the Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology and Practice Qualification and seven existing Anaesthetic Technology Units of Competency to ensure that Anaesthesia Technician Allied Health Practitioners have access to current skills and knowledge.

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Diploma of Orthopaedic Technology: Case for Endorsement and Final Drafts Submitted for AISC Approval

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Technicians Support Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has completed a project to develop a new nationally accredited Diploma of Orthopaedic Technology Qualification and seven new Orthopaedic Technology Units of Competency.

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Certificate III in Community Safety Patrol: Submitted for AISC Approval

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Community Sector and Development Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has developed a new qualification, Certificate III in Community Safety Services.

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Certificate III and IV in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support: Case for Endorsement and Final Drafts Submitted for AISC Approval

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Technicians Support Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has completed a project to update the Packaging Rules of the two existing Hospital or Health Services Pharmacy Support Qualifications; to update nine existing Hospital Pharmacy Units of Competency; and to develop fourteen new Hospital Pharmacy Units of Competency to align to the existing and future job roles of all pharmacy assistants, pharmacy technicians and senior pharmacy technicians.

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Advanced Diploma of Visual Merchandising submitted for AISC Approval

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Wholesale and Retail Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has developed a new qualification, the Advanced Diploma of Visual Merchandising.

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Fitness and Aqua Exercise Instructors' Training Package Products Update: Final Draft & Case for Endorsement

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Sport and Recreation Industry Reference Committee, is undertaking a comprehensive update of Fitness Training Package Products included in the SIS Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package.

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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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Local Government: Training Package Update Approved

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Local Government Industry Reference Committee, completed a comprehensive update of LGA Local Government Training Package Products over the period 2019–2020.

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Responsible Online Wagering Services: Training Package Update Complete

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

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Certificates III and IV in Dental Assisting: Training Package Update Approved

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Dental Industry Reference Committee (IRC), and the Dental Assisting Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) completed a project to update the Packaging Rules of two Dental Assisting Qualifications and two Skill Sets; to update fourteen Dental Assisting Units of Competency and six Oral Health Care Units of Competency; and to develop three new 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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Certificate IV in Housing: Training Package Update Approved

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Community Sector and Development Industry Reference Committee (IRC), and the Social Housing Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) completed a project to update the Packaging Rules of the Social Housing Qualification; to update twelve existing Social Housing Units of Competency; to develop two new Skill Sets and a new Unit of Competency to reflect the initiatives the government has placed on social housing and homelessness through proposed investment in the sector, in order to upgrade the skills and knowledge required by public housing specialist staff.

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Diploma of Clinical Coding: Training Package Update Approved

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Technicians Support Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC), and the Clinical Coding Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) completed a project to develop a new entry-level Clinical Coding qualification, the Diploma of Clinical Coding; a new skill set; seven new Clinical Coding Units of Competency; and updated 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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Enrolled Nursing: Training Package Update Approved

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Enrolled Nursing Industry Reference Committee, has completed an update of the Enrolled Nursing qualifications, Units and an associated Skill Set to ensure skills training is in line with workforce needs and expectations.

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Ambulance: Training Package Update Approved

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Ambulance and Paramedic Reference Committee, has completed an update of the Ambulance qualifications to ensure skills training is in line with workforce needs and expectations.

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First Aid: Engagement via Online & Social Media

First Aid: Training Package Update Approved

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the First Aid Industry Reference Committee, has completed an update of the First Aid Units to ensure skills training is in line with workforce needs and expectations.

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Certificate II in Indigenous Environmental Health: Training Package Update Approved

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Community Sector and Development Industry Reference Committee (IRC), completed 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 skills needs of Indigenous Environmental Health workers in communities.

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Customer Abuse

Managing Workplace Responses to Disrespectful, Aggressive or Abusive Customer Behaviour

Following the approval of SIRXCEG008 Manage disrespectful, aggressive or abusive customers, the Wholesale and Retail IRC is developing a new Unit of Competency to equip supervisors of customer-facing front-line workers, particularly in the retail sector, with the skills and knowledge to manage workplace responses to disrespectful, aggressive or abusive customers. This proposal was approved by the AISC Sub-Committee to be developed as a cross-sectoral Unit and Skill Set and is now being progressed by the IRC.

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Responsible Service of Alcohol: Draft 2 Validation

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and the Responsible Service of Alcohol Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), is undertaking a project to update Training Package Products within the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package relating to the Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA).

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Residential Aged Care Cookery Skill Set

The AISC Emergency Response Sub-Committee has approved a project to develop a Skill Set to equip qualified cooks and Chefs with the additional skills to work in a Residential Aged Care setting.

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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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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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