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 2 of the updated Training Package Products is now available for public validation and feedback
Draft 2 Qualifications and Units of Competency have been developed based on the feedback received on the Training Package Products during Draft 1 consultation as well as a list of Key Questions that were asked during Draft 1 consultation.
An Individual Support Working Group was formed, comprising three IRC members from each of the three IRCs to review the feedback to form recommendations for the IRCs to approve for Draft 2. SkillsIQ also convened subject matter expert discussion groups in the areas of dementia care, autism, assistive technologies, palliative care and nutrition and mealtime experience. The feedback and recommendations from those discussion groups were also considered by the working group and consolidated into the feedback paper and overall recommendations to the IRCs.
Draft 2 has been placed on the SkillsIQ Online Feedback Forum for feedback. This feedback will provide the IRCs with input on which to finalise the Training Package Products for submission to the AISC.
The Training Package Products and validation guide are available for comment until 5.00pm AEST Wednesday, 28 July 2021
. Due to the strict submission 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 2 Webinars
Friday, 16 July 12.00pm – 1.30pm (AEST) - closed
Tuesday, 20 July 12.00pm – 1.30pm (AEST) - closed
Thursday, 22 July 2.00pm – 3.30pm (AEST) - closed
Please click here
to view the webinar slides.
For more information on this project, please contact Melinda Brown on 02 9392 8100
or email or firstname.lastname@example.org