Certificate III in Ageing Support Draft 1

Project Summary

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Aged Services Industry Reference Committee is undertaking development of a new qualification – the Certificate III in Ageing Support. 

This work is being undertaken in response to recommendations from the Aged Care Workforce Taskforce report “A Matter of Care – Australia’s Aged Care Workforce Strategy” and is aimed at ensuring workers are equipped with the skills required to work effectively in the aged care sector and provide quality care to their clients. 

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This project will take place in two distinct phases. The first, commencing in March 2019, will look to re-package current units of competency from the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) into a stand-alone Certificate III in Ageing Support, designed to better meet the immediate and critical skills required of the aged care workforce. As part of this process, it is proposed that several Units of Competency, which were previously electives in the Certificate III in Individual Support, will become core units in this new qualification, to better reflect the current skill needs of the aged care workforce. This process has been directed to ensuring greater alignment with contemporary aged care needs and national consistency in content of training that is required by industry as a matter of urgency.

The second phase, to commence later this year, will encompass a full review and update of the Units of Competency relevant to aged care to ensure they are fit for purpose and meet industry’s ongoing needs. This will also require consideration of providing streamlined access to appropriate career development opportunities for industry and employees.

Consultation Activities and Timelines

Please note, the content of the related Ageing Support Units of Competency is not currently being revised, only the packaging of the qualification. Updates to Units of Competency will be undertaken in Phase Two of the project.

SkillsIQ will be undertaking a number of key activities to engage community stakeholders and VET professionals as follows:

Webinars
Monday 8 April 11am-12.00pm AEST - closed
Thursday 11 April 4.00pm-5.00pm AEST - closed

Workshops

City Date
 Sydney  Monday 15 April 2.30pm-4.00pm - closed
 Melbourne  Thursday 2 May 12.30pm-2.00pm - closed
 Perth  Monday 13 May 2.30pm-4.00pm - closed
 Darwin  Tuesday 14 May 3.30pm-5.00pm - closed
 Adelaide  Wednesday 15 May 2.00pm-3.30pm - closed
 Brisbane  Thursday 16 May 10.00am-11.30am - closed
 Hobart  Friday 17 May 10.00am-11.30am - closed
 Canberra  Tuesday 21 May 3.30pm-5.00pm - closed

Following the close of the consultation period, feedback received will be collated and evaluated. This feedback will inform the development of a Validation Draft, prior to submission to the AISC for consideration in August.

Further Information

For more information please contact Melinda Brown on 02 9392 8100 or enquiries@skillsiq.com.au 

Attachments

Ageing Support Consultation Guide March 2019

Recent Comments

Michael Stanley 26.05.2019

"Technically this does exist and forms part of pre training review for any qual. LLN skills are imbedded in the qual and learning and assessment should ensure the LLN skills required are addressed and assessed. In my experience the assessment methods used lack this evidence."

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Michael Stanley 26.05.2019

"Technically this does exist and forms part of pre training review for any qual. LLN skills are imbedded in the qual and learning and assessment should ensure the LLN skills required are addressed and assessed. In my experience the assessment methods used lack this evidence."

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Michael Stanley 26.05.2019

"Agree"

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Michael Stanley 26.05.2019

"Great submission and agree in principle with most points"

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Debbie Hawkins 24.05.2019

"Consideration of an Older Persons First Aid Course (including a mental health first aid component) - either as a prerequisite or an additional core unit. "

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