CHC Community Services Training Package

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Barbara Braithwaite 13.03.2021

"This is a vital area of need in aged care. As we swallow 500-700 times a day, those with swallowing problems/Dysphagia need to be identified immediately and often this falls to the carer who is 'on the ground' with feeding. Appropriate education is essential. "

Individual Support, Ageing and Disability - Draft 1

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Barbara Braithwaite 13.03.2021

"This is a must! It would be wonderful to have not only the appropriate education in place for the carers but also assessment of their skills by an experienced educator with current practical experience. "

Individual Support, Ageing and Disability - Draft 1

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Barbara Braithwaite 13.03.2021

"Absolutely agree regarding these requirements. Specific education from qualified health professionals is vital to ensure the carer feels equipped to support their client. "

Individual Support, Ageing and Disability - Draft 1

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The CHC Community Services Training Package contains qualifications relating to a range of job roles in the community services sector.

Qualifications within this package include those providing skills for people working in early childhood education and care, out of school hours care, mental health, aged care, disability services, alcohol and other drugs, education support, youth work, youth justice, career development, chaplaincy and pastoral care, celebrancy, financial counselling, relationship counselling, family dispute resolution, social housing, and volunteers across a range of different sectors, to name a few.

There is a range of qualifications in this package from Certificate I through to Graduate Diploma, as well as Skill Sets covering a variety of specific skill areas. These may be completed independently, or supplementary to a qualification to provide a definitive set of skills in a particular area or job role. Skill sets cover areas including carer support, administering medication, problem gambling, mediation and more. 

Components of the CHC Community Services Training Package will be reviewed from time to time, generally according to the schedule outlined in the Industry Skills Forecasts relevant to the sectors covered by this training package. You can view and download the various Industry Skills Forecasts that relate to the CHC Community Services Training Package by visiting our Industry Engagement pages and selecting the Industry Reference Committee that covers the area you are interested in. 

Projects that are currently open for feedback are listed below. We look forward to your involvement and receiving your input. For detailed instructions on how to submit your feedback, CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE to view and access a full list of the CHC Community Services Training Package qualifications. 

Projects Open for Feedback

Certificate III in Community Safety Patrol - Draft 2

Open for feedback 12.04.2021 to 30.04.2021

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

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Projects Closed for Feedback

Individual Support, Ageing and Disability - Draft 1

Feedback closed 12.03.2021

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Direct Client Care and Support Industry Reference Committee (IRC), in collaboration with the Aged Services IRC and Disability Support IRC, is undertaking a project to update the existing Certificate III in Individual Support, Certificate IV in Ageing Support and Certificate IV in Disability Qualifications and associated Units of Competency to ensure that workers in these sectors have access to relevant skills and knowledge, in order to meet the current and future needs of the Australian health care system.

306 Comments | Last Comment 13.03.2021
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Individual Support - Scoping Feedback

Feedback closed 23.10.2020

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Direct Client Care and Support Industry Reference Committee (IRC), in collaboration with the Aged Services IRC and Disability Support IRC, is undertaking a project to update the existing Certificate III in Individual Support, Certificate IV in Ageing Support and Certificate IV in Disability Qualifications and 28 existing Units of Competency to ensure that workers in these sectors have access to relevant skills and knowledge, in order to meet the current and future needs of the Australian health care system.

128 Comments | Last Comment 25.10.2020
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Residential Aged Care Cookery Skill Set

Feedback closed 24.08.2020

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Aged Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC) is undertaking a project to develop a new Skill Set to equip qualified cooks and Chefs with the skills to move into the Residential Aged Care sector.

11 Comments | Last Comment 24.08.2020
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Certificate IV in Housing Draft 2

Feedback closed 07.09.2020

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Community Sector and Development Industry Reference Committee (IRC), and the Social Housing Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has undertaken 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.

36 Comments | Last Comment 07.09.2020
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Children's Education and Care - Draft 3 Validation

Feedback closed 02.10.2020

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Children’s Education and Care Industry Reference Committee and a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), is undertaking a detailed review of the following six Qualifications and associated 65 Units of Competency in the Children’s Education and Care Sector:

  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care
  • CHC50213 Diploma of School Aged Education and Care
  • CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support
  • CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support.
  • This review continues on from previous work in response to the 2015 Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) strategic review, Training for early childhood education and care in Australia. The ASQA findings and broader issues relate to the Children’s Education and Care Qualifications and Units of Competency contained in the CHC Community Services Training Package.

    The Draft 3 material is now available for public consultation. Further information about the changes are provided in the Validation Guide and detailed mapping tables for each sector.

    The Draft 3 Validation Guide and detailed mapping tables for each sector, can be downloaded individually from the Attachments section at the bottom of this page.

    The mapping tables can be used with the Draft 3 qualifications, units and skill sets to identify specific changes.

    Early Childhood Education and Care Mapping Tables
    Incorporating
    - Draft 2 to Draft 3 mapping
    - Existing CHC training package Qualifications, skill sets and units mapped to those proposed in Draft 3.

    School Age Care Mapping Tables

    Incorporating
    - Draft 2 to Draft 3 mapping
    - Existing CHC training package Qualifications, skill sets and units mapped to those proposed in Draft 3.

    School Based Education Support Mapping Tables
    Incorporating
    - Draft 2 to Draft 3 mapping
    - Existing CHC training package Qualifications, skill sets and units mapped to those proposed in Draft 3.

873 Comments | Last Comment 02.10.2020
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