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

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Industry Reference Committee (IRC) has responsibility for six qualifications packaged within 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.

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker IRC, is seeking feedback on the proposed Certificate IV of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice and the proposed Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice.

Background

On 12 November 2021, the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) approved the following qualifications along with 55 Units of Competency:

  • HLT20121Certificate II in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care
  • HLT30121 Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care
  • HLT40121 Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care
  • HLT50221 Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Management
  • HLT60121 Advanced Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Management.
  • The AISC has asked the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Industry Reference Committee (IRC) to reconsider the Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice using the updated and approved Units of Competency. Therefore, SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker IRC, are consulting on an update of two practice qualifications the Certificate IV of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice and the Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice.

        Project Governance

        The project is being directed by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker IRC. The membership of this IRC is as follows:

        Project Status - Draft 2 - Closed

        Please note that the purpose of this validation period is restricted solely to gaining stakeholder feedback on the Certificate IV of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice and the Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice.

        Draft 1 consultation was conducted from the 16th of May to the 10th of June. Draft 2 validation of the Units of Competency and associated Assessment Requirements was open for public validation on the SkillsIQ Feedback Forum from Monday, 04 July 2022 to Friday, 15 July 2022. Due to strict submission timeframes for this project, this deadline is unable to be extended.

        Throughout the validation period SkillsIQ also undertook a number of activities to engage industry stakeholders and VET professionals in order to gather feedback. These included a series of national information webinars.  

        Webinars:
                              Date                                      Time

        Webinar 1: Wednesday, 06 July 2022   10:30am -11:30am (AEST) - closed 
        Webinar 2: Thursday, 07 July 2022       4:00pm - 5:00pm (AEST) - closed

        Please click here to view the Draft 2 webinar slides. 

        Following the close of the validation period, feedback received will be collated and provided to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker IRC. The IRC will review and confirm the changes required for the development of the final submission to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC).

        Please refer to this page, which will be updated as the project progresses, for more information on each stage of the project.

        Project Timings

        Further information

        For more information or to discuss, please contact Melinda Brown at enquiries@skillsiq.com.au or by telephone at (02) 9392 8100.