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
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.
The Certificate III in Individual Support
, first introduced in 2015, brought together previous Certificate III qualifications in the areas of Aged Care, Disability Support and Home & Community Care. It reflects the role of workers who may work in a residential or community care setting with clients who require personalised support due to ageing, disability or other reasons. Along with the Certificate IV in Ageing Support
and the Certificate IV in Disability
, the Certificate III in Individual Support
forms a fundamental part of the training for workers in these important areas.
The Direct Client Care and Support Industry Reference Committee (IRC) is currently working in collaboration with the Disability Support IRC and the Aged Services IRC to update the Qualifications and relevant Units of Competency within the Certificate III in Individual Support
, the Certificate IV in Disability
and the Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Draft 1 of the updated Training Package Products is now available for public consultation and feedback
Draft 1 Qualifications and Units of Competency have been developed based on the feedback obtained over the last 18 months from the various discussion papers released by the Disability Support and Aged Services IRCs and the scoping feedback gained in late 2020 in regard to 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
Draft 1 has been placed on the SkillsIQ Online Feedback Forum for feedback. This feedback will provide the IRCs with input on which to base development of Draft 2 of the revised Training Package Products.
A Consultation Guide with a list of specific questions accompanies the draft Training Package Products. These questions relate to specific areas of the qualifications or units of competency and request feedback on actions to be taken for Draft 2. A separate response paper is able to be downloaded to provide input to these questions. Both the Consultation Guide and the response template can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
The Training Package Products and consultation documents are available for comment on the SkillsIQ Online Feedback Forum until 5.00pm on Friday, 12 March 2021
. Due to the tight timeframes on which this project is operating, no extension to this deadline will be possible.
A series of webinars have also been scheduled to provide an overview of the key changes and how to provide your feedback. To register for a webinar, please click on the link below. Please note that all of the webinars will cover the same material, so there is no need to register for all of the webinars. They are simply scheduled at different times to facilitate people’s attendance.
Draft 1 Webinars
Friday, 19 February 11.00am – 12.30pm (AEDT) - closed
Monday, 22 February 2.00pm – 3.30pm (AEDT) - closed
Friday, 26 February 2.30pm – 4.00pm (AEDT) - closed
Tuesday, 2 March 5.30pm – 7.00pm (AEDT) - closed
Thursday, 4 March 3.00pm – 4.30pm (AEDT) - closed
Wednesday, 10 March 9.30am – 11.00am (AEDT)
Please click here
to download a copy of the webinar slides.
For more information on this project, please contact Patrick Cummings or Melinda Brown on 02 9392 8100
or email firstname.lastname@example.org