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.

The Community Sector and Development Industry Reference Committee (IRC) has responsibility for 25 qualifications packaged in the HLT Health Training Package. There is currently one Case for Change being consulted on for this IRC.

Community Sector and Development - Case for Change

The Community Sector and Development Industry Reference Committee (IRC) is responsible for ensuring that nationally recognised Qualifications deliver the skills and knowledge required to equip the sectors under its remit with a highly skilled workforce. SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Community Sector and Development IRC, has prepared a Case for Change to update 9 Qualifications, 6 Skill Sets, and 71 Units of Competency. 

The Training Package update will include:

  • A change in the packaging rules, including updates to the core and elective Units of the Qualifications.
  • An update of current Unit content and, if identified, the creation or inclusion of new Units of Competency based on identified skills and knowledge gaps.
  • Update of Unit content to address relevant recommendations of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence, the Northern Territory’s Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children and the Australian Government’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, along with other relevant inquiries and reports.
  • Inclusion of content that reflects the principles of Trauma-Informed Care into appropriate Units of Competency, in line with industry best practice.

This Case for Change also proposes developing a new Qualification, Certificate III in Community Safety Patrol, and 15 new Units of Competency.

To download a copy of the Case for Change, please CLICK HERE.

Request for Feedback

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Community Sector and Development Industry Reference Committee IRC, is seeking input on the draft Case for Change, which will be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for consideration.

To provide your support for this Case for Change, or to offer feedback or additional information, please click on this link. Please note the online form will be open until close of business on Thursday, 27 June 2019.

For more information, or to discuss, please contact Catherine Kelly at catherine.kelly@skillsiq.com.au or by telephone on (02) 9392 8100.


Indigenous Environmental Health - Case for Change (closed)

The Community Sector and Development Industry Reference Committee (IRC) is responsible for ensuring that nationally recognised qualifications deliver the skills and knowledge required to equip the sectors under its remit with a highly skilled workforce.

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Community Sector and Development IRC, has prepared a Case for Change to update one of the Indigenous Environmental Health qualifications, the HLT26115 Certificate II in Indigenous Environmental Health, to address issues relating to qualification packaging rules and an update in the core units of the qualification. This update will ensure that the qualification aligns to job roles in regional and remote Indigenous communities.

Further, it will reduce barriers for people in these communities in regard to skills development and allow for up-skilling of current and future workers. A new Skill Set aligned to actions/processes associated with the prevention of diseases and promotion of health will also be considered.

Industry has highlighted that the current training package products are not meeting its needs. Access to a skilled workforce and qualifications that support the delivery of the skills and knowledge as defined by industry is critical.

The proposed update of the HLT26115 Certificate II in Indigenous Environmental Health will seek to incorporate the required changes to ensure that industry has access to skilled Indigenous environmental health workers to meet the current and future needs of workers in this sector.