Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Engagement Paper

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.

The training package products allocated to this IRC were last endorsed on 1 July 2013. 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 (AISC) to update the training package products to meet current and future industry needs.

The VET qualifications that are to be considered for inclusion in the Case for Change are:
• HLT20113 Certificate II in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care
• HLT30113 Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care
• HLT40113 Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care
• HLT40213 Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice
• HLT50113 Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care
• HLT50213 Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice
• HLT60113 Advanced Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Care.

SkillsIQ, on behalf of the IRC, is seeking input from industry to capture perspectives on the issues raised by the IRC and any other feedback raised by industry. An engagement paper was circulated during November and December 2017 that asked for feedback on issues within the following broad topic areas:

  • Career structures - recognition and pathways
  • Alignment of qualifications
  • Skills needs - language literacy and numeracy, entry requirements and specialised streams

Feedback on this paper has now closed and the information provided to SkillsIQ during the consultation period will be used by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker IRC to develop a Case for Change relating to the above qualifications. This Case for Change will be submitted to the AISC in early 2018. We thank all of those who contributed for their input to this project.

Should you have any queries in regard to this project, please contact:

Alex Cook
Skills Engagement Executive
alexandra.cook@skillsiq.com.au
or by telephone at (02) 9392 8100