Individual Support, Ageing and Disability - Draft 1

Project Summary

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.
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Project Background

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. 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 

Date                                   Time

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) - closed

Please click here to download a copy of the webinar slides. 

More information

For more information on this project, please contact Patrick Cummings or Melinda Brown on 02 9392 8100 or email patrick.cummings@skillsiq.com.au or melinda.brown@skillsiq.com.au

Attachments

Draft 1 Consultation Guide - February 2021
Key Questions Response Sheet Individual Support

Recent Comments

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. "

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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. "

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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. "

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Barbara Braithwaite 13.03.2021

"Meeting personal support needs relies very heavily on the appropriate education being given to the carers. Dysphagia management requires specific education and needs to be included in the Aged Care Certs training courses. "

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Barbara Braithwaite 13.03.2021

"In the case of Dysphagia, it's important that any swallowing difficulty can be identified by the carer, so that appropriate management can be put in place for the client. Proper identification can only be made with relevant education. "

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