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.
The Direct Client Care and Support, Aged Services and Disability Support IRCs are working collaboratively to update the Training Package Products for workers in these sectors.
This includes updating the three Qualifications and 28 Units of Competency listed here on the SkillsIQ Online Feedback Forum.
A number of Discussion Papers examining specific issues in the Aged Services and Disability Support sectors have been circulated over the previous months for industry feedback and the responses to these will be considered by the IRCs, in addition to feedback provided here on the Training Package Products. To view the discussion papers and additional background on the project, please see the project pages below:
Aged Care Training Package Product Development
Disability Support Training Package Product Development
In order to capture detailed feedback on the Qualifications and specific Units of Competency that will be updated as a part of this project, the current versions of the Qualifications and Units of Competency included in this project will be available for comment on the SkillsIQ Online Feedback Forum from 2nd to 23rd October 2020
Industry stakeholders are invited to provide their feedback on the current Training Package Products and how they are or are not meeting the needs of industry via this Forum. This is to ensure that the IRC has up to date feedback on the Training Package Products in order to consider this alongside the feedback from the Discussion Papers.
A series of key questions to consider when reviewing the Qualifications and Units of Competency and providing your feedback can be downloaded below.
For more information please contact Patrick Cummings on 02 9392 8100
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