Individual Support, Ageing and Disability - Draft 2

CHC33021_Certificate III in Individual Support_Draft 2.0

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Qualification description & entry requirements

QUALIFICATION CODE

CHC33021

QUALIFICATION TITLE

Certificate III in Individual Support

QUALIFICATION DESCRIPTION

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in the community, home or residential care setting who work under supervision and delegation as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, following an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.

 

These individuals take responsibility for their own outputs within the scope of their job role and delegation. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

 

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

 

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

 

12 Comments

Healthy lifestyle

" All the latest studies are showing the impact that lifestyle has on diseases like DM, Alzheimer's disease , Cardiac disease etc..I therefore find a proper definition of a healthy lifestyle necessary for every care worker .The emphasis on proper diet,nutrition,sleep,exercise,environmental toxins is vital in every certificate."

nelly Rebeiz 27.07.2021 01.15PM

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Title

"The description is clear however there is concern about only contextualising 3 specific units to Disability and 3 specific units to Aged Care. The work context of the two roles (Aged / Disability) differs (in extremes in most situations). Most teachers will have serious difficulty contextualising learning for both aged care and disability sectors for units that are generic within the qualification. It will also be very difficult to attract teachers that have industry experience across both Aged Care and Disability – this can pose a risk to the education provider if teachers are unable to contextualise generic units to both Aged Care and Disability support through their own industry experience. One of the key recommendations to ASQA through its consultation prior to developing the standards was from students, “Students have told ASQA that it’s important to them that their teachers, trainers and assessors are professional and knowledgeable about their subjects and industry area (ASQA. 2015)”. We recommend that the title of the course is made specific i.e. • Certificate lll Individualised Support – Disability • Certificate lll Individualised Support – Aged Care, and The two training packages are separated and reflect only the specific industry throughout. "

Julie Fry 26.07.2021 07.34PM

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Qualification description

"The Training Package defines a clear pathway of entry level disability support at Certificate lll – to specialised / team leader roles with the Cert lV. The challenge will be educating the sector to recognise the quality and level of training at the Certificate lll level. We recommend that the Certificate lll qualification description includes reference to the NDIS capability framework / practice standards with a statement like: This qualification reflects the role of individuals in the community, home or residential care setting who work at the core capabilities practitioner level under supervision and delegation as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, following an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. "

Julie Fry 26.07.2021 07.19PM

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Karri Condratoff 26.07.2021 11.23AM

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Supervision and delegation

"Is this workforce set up to work under supervision and delegation? Tasks are allocated to this workforce more so than delegated due to the lack of technical skill expected? Delegation would require the individual worker to be regularly feeding back directly to the AHP or other. Tasks are allocated to this workforce under the supervision of a manager or the like"

Lucy WHELAN 26.07.2021 08.28AM

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120 hours of work placement

"Why is the 120 hours of work placement linked to 2 UOCs: CHCCCS040 & CHCCCS031?"

Karen Voce 25.07.2021 10.24PM

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"It would be great to have the 120 hours clarified being present in 2 units. "

Nilay Gencturk 26.07.2021 11.46AM

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"Agreed. not clear why linked to these units. "

Rosalie Duke-Stanley 28.07.2021 03.56PM

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Training Package timeline

"In general it would be better if the update to the Training Package could be held off until after the Royal Commisions are both completed so any relevant findings can be captured. The current TP could be modified for any urgent changes until that time, but to make major changes at this point seems premature."

Karen Voce 25.07.2021 10.06PM

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"I would tend to agree with this sentiment Karen."

Lucy WHELAN 26.07.2021 08.26AM

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"I agree with the comment about delaying the final Training Package publication until after the Government implementation of the Commissions findings."

Christine Kilmartin 26.07.2021 09.04AM

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"There are a few reasons why we think that the TP introduction should be held back: 1. There needs to be a clear definition of what the role of a Cert III & Cert IV Support Worker will look like in the future and develop the TP's around that. 2. Industry has not had enough time to provide proper feedback for a major TP change (Covid has certainly impacted on this). 3. If we introduce the new TPs before the Royal Commission's are finished, there will be changes/updates needed within a short space of time. This is very onerous for RTOs to manage and is unnecessary when you could just wait a while and do it properly first time, it also gets confusing for industry. So our feedback is; To fully define the what the role of a SW will be in the next few years, and to make any required modifications to the current TP until the RCs are finished. "

Karen Voce 27.07.2021 12.50AM

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Packaging rules

PACKAGING RULES

15 units must be completed:

 

  • 9 core units
  • 6 elective units from the list below, consisting of:
    • at least 3 units from those units listed under Group A or B
    • the remaining units from any of the Groups A, B or C below. The units selected must be relevant to the work outcome.

 

Any combination of electives that meets the rules above can be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Individual Support.

 

Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation as outlined below.

 

Packaging for Specialisations:

All group A electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).

 

All Group B electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

 

All Group A and all Group B electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability).

 

The units selected must be relevant to the work outcome. 

7 Comments

Clarity and structure of the units

"Overall I think many of the units across the qualifications lack sufficient clarity and structure to teach the identified knowledge and skill gaps which have been amplified in both the Aged care and Disability Royal Commission. The additions are all ‘relevant’ in the broader sense, however there is not enough clarity in many units to guide RTOs on the breadth and depth on content that is relevant to the scope of a Certificate III or IV worker or how their work aligns with the role of allied health professionals, allied health assistant/therapy assistants, nursing and medical professionals. The units need a thorough review by health professionals with the appropriate specialised knowledge and work experience in the sectors to ensure that the content of the units have greater clarity on the expectations of level and type of information for these units. "

Vanessa Schuldt 27.07.2021 02.45PM

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Ageing specialisation electives KE - repetitive and mirroring KE in core units

"There is a lot of repetition of KE that appears in the ageing electives and a number of the core units. Either update or change in ageing so these electives add value to provider using an ageing specialisation. Thanks."

Nilay Gencturk 26.07.2021 11.59AM

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Paliative Care

"I would like to see this unit included as a core unit."

Carol Dunlevey 16.07.2021 05.48PM

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Course Structure

"Agree with the new Changes of additional two core units to the course structure. "

Ravinder Stevens 15.07.2021 10.02AM

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Certificate III in Individual Support

"The Unit CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs appears to have been removed from the new package, Why is this, when the main work of an individual support worker is personal care?"

Jennifer Keenan 15.07.2021 08.38AM

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"It has now been made a CORE requirement of the course and is part of CHCCCS031. Draft 2 of this unit is a BIG improvement over Draft 1 from my perspective."

Daniel Cassar 15.07.2021 09.03AM

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Course structure

"Agree with the changes to the course structure."

Karyn Calcino 15.07.2021 06.05AM

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Core units

CORE UNITS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHCCCS031

Provide individualised support

CHCCCS038

Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support

CHCCCS040

Support independence and well being

CHCCCS041

Recognise health body systems

CHCCOM005

Communicate and work in health or community services

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically

HLTINF001

Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

HLTWHS002

Follow safe work practices for direct client care

 

21 Comments

Specialisation

"Given the existing and forecasted growth in Home Care and as a Home Care employer it is very concerning that the specialisation has been removed. Whilst the practicalities of work placement and assessment have existed for a long time, I hope that is not the reason for the diluting of the importance of this significant service type. The removal also is perplexing in the face of the Royal Commission into Aged Care findings. "

Tania Tsiamis 28.07.2021 09.26AM

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change units

"• CHCDIS016 has most of its content covered in CHCDIS018 and CHCDIS020 – remove CHCDIS016 from the core list and include CHCMHS001 "

Julie Fry 26.07.2021 07.37PM

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Add Psychosocial disability unit

"There is no reference to psychosocial disability (mental health). Psychosocial disability is the third most prevalent disability type as reported by participants. In 2020, the NDIA reported that demand for services through the NDIS by people experiencing psychosocial disability had increased from 9.8% to 14.1%, with daily living, independence, wellbeing, community engagement and relationships as the dominant support requirements. Supporting people experiencing psychosocial disability is a core level practitioner role – supporting with engagement / community participation / life choices etc. • A mental health unit such as CHCMHS001 needs to be added to core or recommended elective list. "

Julie Fry 26.07.2021 07.37PM

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Inclusion of additional units

"The chair for the Disability Royal Commission (Sackville, 2020) has reported in the interim report, that people with disabilities experience unacceptable and 'often shocking' levels of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation, with adults with disabilities twice as likely to experience violence in any 12-month period than a person without disability. The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (2015) reported that 90% of women with intellectual disability and 70% of women with all forms of disability have been victims of violent sexual encounters at some point in their lives. Approximately 27% of Children and Young People with disability are estimated to experience abuse before the age of 18 years (Children with Disability Australia, 2014). 1. Include a 4th unit in the Cert lll Disability specific electives.  CHCCCS003 Identify and Report Abuse. 2. With the Leadership Skill Set add an additional unit.  BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness 3. Include a First Aid unit in the certificate lll as a work readiness requirement of industry "

Julie Fry 26.07.2021 07.36PM

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Recognise healthy body systems

"I am not sure of the relevance of this unit in this qualification for this workforce? We do want support workers to recognise risk and deterioration and escalate appropriately. But does this unit introduce this well enough or is it too health orientated?"

Lucy WHELAN 26.07.2021 08.31AM

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Empowerment

"The generic 'Empowerment' competence is a good idea, as are the two more specific competencies for aged care and disability"

Karen Noble 23.07.2021 03.46PM

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"Agreed"

Lucy WHELAN 26.07.2021 08.28AM

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Provide Individualised Support

"I suggest keeping Meet personal support needs and medications separate from Provide Individualised Support. Some excellent support workers prefer (often for complex reasons) not to provide personal support and yet should be able to obtain the Cert III. If personal support is contained within a Core this options is removed. Medications is complex, must not be compromised and should stand alone."

Karen Noble 23.07.2021 03.44PM

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"If you are going to put in task-based components in the PC related to medications (provide physical assistance with pre-packaged medications), then you will need to strengthen that and include KE related to medication administration as not everyone will elect to do / provide the HLTHPS006 Assist with clients with medication UoC."

Nilay Gencturk 26.07.2021 12.06PM

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"If you are going to put in task-based components in the PC related to medications (provide physical assistance with pre-packaged medications), then you will need to strengthen that and include KE related to medication administration as not everyone will elect to do / provide the HLTHPS006 Assist with clients with medication UoC."

Nilay Gencturk 26.07.2021 12.07PM

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Nilay Gencturk 26.07.2021 12.07PM

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Core Units

"In order to ensure new graduates are actually work ready to provide safe and skilled services, I would have thought that the follow should be CORE: - CHCAGE007 - recognise and report risk of falls - CHCCCS033 - identify and report abuse - HLTAID011 - provide first aid - Provide personal care - Provide assistance with medication Regards Nick"

Nick Loudon 19.07.2021 10.30AM

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CHCCCS043 Support positive mealtime experiences

"This should be an elective in both the ageing specialisation and the disability specialising because it is such an important part of the day for many people. It is a chance for them to have a conversation with someone showing they care. People in these situations usually don't have much to look forward to, but mealtimes is one of those times they do. To make it more person centred, this is a must to include in the specialisations."

Julie Guest 16.07.2021 07.09PM

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2 Replies

"I agree. Meals can be a way of promoting a sense of community and we should be paying far more attention to this activity. "

Christine Kilmartin 20.07.2021 06.51PM

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"Agreed"

Lucy WHELAN 26.07.2021 08.29AM

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Unit codes

"I notice some unit codes are the same as in the previous training packages. In draft 2 some of these codes have changed. Will there be a draft 3? is there a timeline? I couldn't find anything on the website. When will the final version of the qualifications be released? RTO's need to be able to prepare and write their materials for these new qualifications. "

Carla Unicomb 16.07.2021 12.36PM

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"I'd also like to know if same code is the unit unchanged?"

Jude Elvery 16.07.2021 01.17PM

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"Hi Carla and Jude, The units that form part of this project (the ones that are being reviewed and changed) have different codes. Other units that sit in the qualifications that are NOT being reviewed at this time will still maintain the current code. For these units, no change can be made to content during this project, the IRC can only decide on the basis of the feedback to include them in the qualification or not. I hope that helps. A full mapping of units old code to new code for the ones in the project can be found in the validation guide which can be downloaded from the project page on this feedback forum. "

Melinda Brown 16.07.2021 04.34PM

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CHCCCS031 Provide Individualised support

"This unit is two units combined. It was already a long unit when it was just personal care. This unit is too big. In the knowledge evidence randomly something has been added on assist with medication but no performance evidence to go along with this. Assist clients with medications is a separate unit and any reference to medications should be removed from this unit. This unit should go back to just dealing with personal care needs. "

Carla Unicomb 16.07.2021 12.27PM

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"Totally agree: Keep medications separate to the qualification except in its relevant unit/skill set"

Jude Elvery 16.07.2021 01.19PM

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"Agree medications should be a stand-a-lone unit not part of CHCCCS031"

Vicki Zammit 23.07.2021 02.37PM

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ELECTIVE UNITS

 

Group A electives – AGEING specialisation

CHCAGE011

Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCAGE013

Work effectively in aged care

CHCPAL003

Deliver care services using a palliative approach

Group B electives – DISABILITY specialisation

CHCDIS011

Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

CHCDIS013

Support community participation and social inclusion

CHCDIS021

Work effectively in disability support

Group C Other electives

CHCAOD001

Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

CHCAGE007

Recognise and report risk of falls

CHCAGE012

Provide food services

CHCCCS001

Address the needs of people with chronic disease

CHCCCS017

Provide loss and grief support

CHCCCS033

Identify and report abuse

CHCCCS034

Facilitate independent travel

CHCCCS035

Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder

CHCCCS036

Support relationships with carer and family

CHCCCS042

Prepare meals

CHCCCS043

Support positive mealtime experiences

CHCDIS011

Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

CHCDIS012

Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

CHCDIS014

Assist with communication using augmentative and alternative communication methods

CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCGRP001

Support group activities

CHCMHS001

Work with people with mental health issues

HLTHPS006

Assist clients with medication

HLTAID011

Provide First Aid

 

QUALIFICATION MAPPING INFORMATION

No equivalent qualification.

LINKS

Companion Volume Implementation Guide

19 Comments

"based on the change to work activities and moving towards client and also staff safety, the following unit should be added as an elective choice - HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely OR as a CORE "

Rosalie Duke-Stanley 28.07.2021 03.58PM

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Address the needs of people with chronic disease

"Where is 'CHCCCS001 - Address the needs of people with chronic disease' to comment on?"

Vanessa Schuldt 28.07.2021 02.05PM

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ACWIC Response

"From the Aged Care Workforce Industry Council: The Council would like to see the inclusion of Units that inform learners about pathways and opportunities in aged care. The Council sees this as an important vector to attracting and retaining people in the sector. The inclusion of regulatory requirements of aged care would allow workers to improve their knowledge and improve compliance for aged care providers. Kind regards,"

Mark Berezdecky 28.07.2021 11.14AM

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Elective Units

"Add HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely as an Elective option "

Karen Voce 25.07.2021 09.53PM

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overall thoughts on the qualification

"I have read through all the units of the CERT III and overall I would make the following comments:- 1/ If you are going to take on board all comments and suggestions made I feel many suggestions are creating an expectation too great for CERT III level. we must be careful not to make the CERT III too onerous (particularly in knowledge) - it must be kept to CERT III level - some units I feel are too big and too much. Let us remember that CERT III Care/Support workers should be working under supervision of a higher qualified person in residential/disability support - care staff should not be expected to be all things to all people; 2/ I am concerned by the move to bringing ageing and disability to be so closely aligned. An aged care worker in residential care is a very different role to a disability support worker. I feel this qualification will not be flexible enough to meet the individual needs of each industry eg requirement to learn and be assessed on bed sponges/slide sheets etc - these tasks are not required in many workplaces; 3/ I like the extra units gives us more scope and flexibility compared to current qual.; 4/ 2 units now have the 120 hours work placement requirement is this necessary?; 5/ many of the core units are very repetitive in their approach perhaps they can be scaled back a bit - I understand we can map units against each other but this is a big job looking at all the changes here; 6/ the unit CHCCOM005 is unchanged, however, this is one unit I feel should have been looked at because it is far too big and generic and does not easily contextualise to either ageing or disability; 7/ finally I would like to see less core units and more specialisation units so we can contextualise the training and assessment to the needs of our learners and employers more easily. Thank you."

Tracy Carr 23.07.2021 01.32PM

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"I agree with these comments. "

Christine Kilmartin 23.07.2021 01.48PM

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"I agree with these comments"

Sharyn Norie 26.07.2021 02.17PM

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Palliative Care and Dementia

"Palliative Care Australia (PCA) strongly supports the inclusion of CHCPAL003 Deliver care services using a palliative approach & CHCAGE011 Provide support to people living with dementia as the elective units for the Ageing Specialisation. The inclusion of CHCPAL003 will ensure aged care staff can care for people with a life limiting illness whose needs are relatively straightforward and know when to refer when needs are complex. Additionally, many people living with dementia struggle to access palliative care that appropriately responds to their needs and respects their wishes. This also supports the recommendation of the Royal Commission (supported in the Government response) that staff undertake dementia and palliative care training. The inclusion of CHCAGE011 will ensure that staff will be able to assess symptoms such as pain and distress, and appropriately respond and care for people with dementia. PCA also strongly supports the inclusion of CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support as an elective unit for this qualification. This will provide staff with the skills to support care recipients and families, refer them to appropriate services and manage their own self-care."

Katie Snell 22.07.2021 04.11PM

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Elective Units

"There needs to be a unit for Oral Health this is an area of care which has been identified in the Royal Commission Recommendations Report. There is minimal reference to oral health in the personal care unit. With the complex dental care people have now there is a need for an understanding of the importance oral health has on general health and well being and how to maintain a healthy oral cavity. An understanding of oral care techniques, equipment and products is integral to oral hygiene"

Liz Cunningham 22.07.2021 02.57PM

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"I agree, the Royal Commission identified the need for improved oral hygiene in aged care and yet this proposed curriculum has no mention on how to look after the mouth and teeth and the importance of oral health on general health (nutrition/ aspirational pneumonia etc). There was a unit on oral health in the past. Can we have it reinstated?"

Soniya Nanda 26.07.2021 04.45PM

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MHV additional psychosocial disability elective

"MHV recommends including the elective: Victorian Accredited Course unit elective: VU22859 Provide support to consumers with psychosocial disability"

Louise Alexander 22.07.2021 02.54PM

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"Excerpt from submission letter supporting the above recommendation: Ensure the workforce is skilled to meet the growing need for disability support for people with psychosocial and dual disabilities Due to significant anticipated growth in the delivery of disability supports to people with psychosocial and dual disabilities, this review constitutes a critical opportunity to ensure the Qualifications sufficiently prepare the disability workforce for this work. Up to 690,000 Australians could benefit from some form of psychosocial support. Despite this, the 290,000 or so people with the highest level of need currently lack the support or level of support they need. We also know that 32% of adults with disability (and 40% of participants with profound disabilities) experience high or very high levels of psychological distress, as opposed to 8% of adults without disability. In response to this need the Productivity Commission recommended that the States/Territories and the Commonwealth Governments work together to increase quantum funding for psychosocial supports. With negotiations for a National Agreement on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention underway, psychosocial supports outside the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) are likely to be a key focus. Within the NDIS the numbers of people with psychosocial disability and dual disability are also significant and growing. Statistics indicate that: • participants with a primary psychosocial disability are approaching 50,000, 10% of all participants, projected to increase to 64,000 (13.9%). • approximately 17% of all participants have a dual disability. Embed key principles to skill the workforce to provide disability support to people with psychosocial and dual disabilities The likely growth of psychosocial supports and the changing face of disability support with the inclusion of psychosocial disability in NDIS, requires that the Qualifications include skill sets relevant to supporting people with psychosocial and dual disabilities. Although some providers with experience delivering mental health services are NDIS providers, more frequently organisations and support workers with little or no skills and experience in this area provide NDIS supports to people with psychosocial and dual disability. NDIS providers report significant challenges attracting and maintaining staff willing and able to provide supports to people with psychosocial and dual disabilities. NDIS support workers, many of whom hold one of the Qualifications up for review (if any), require additional skills and experience (and therefore confidence) to support people safely and adequately. We support the inclusion of skills to refer to specialists when mental health treatment is required. However, it is equally important that the day-to-day provision of disability support to people with psychosocial and dual disabilities is based on an understanding of the lived experiences of these groups, which differ from those of other disability types. This includes the unique personal, historical, structural, and cultural factors that can form barriers and enablers to inclusion, participation and recovery, which might include, for example: • experiences of social stigma, self-stigma, and discrimination (against people with mental illness or other intersecting issues, such as, addiction, low income, other forms of disability etc.). • the psychological impacts of trauma • the functional impacts of mental illness, especially episodic wellness • complexity arising from involvement with multiple services across sectors, including justice, health, housing, homelessness, alcohol and other drugs, and employment. The following principles support the development of these skills, which should underpin all interactions, decisions, and support of people with psychosocial and dual disability: 1. recovery oriented principles and practice 2. the social and emotional wellbeing framework 3. self-determination and choice 4. trauma-informed practice The centrality of these principles to disability support work is supported by the following key documents: • MHV’s Psychosocial Capability Framework 2020 • The NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Commission’s NDIS Workforce Capability Framework • The NDIA’s draft Recovery Oriented Practice Framework In our recommendations we have proposed an immediate solution to address the gap in the Qualifications’ skill sets to safely and adequately support people with psychosocial and dual disabilities. However, further consultation and work is needed to ensure these principles are more fully embedded into the Qualifications and other relevant training packages. In summary, the NDIS has significantly changed disability support work, which now includes the support of many people experiencing mental illness. Given the inclusion of psychosocial disability in the NDIS and the potential growth of disability support work, the Certificate III Individual Support and Certificate IV Disability are critical qualifications to grow an adequately skilled, entry-level care workforce to meet this need. To immediately address the gap in skills to support these groups, the Certificate III Individual Support and Certificate IV Disability should reference existing accredited electives (especially VU22859 and CHCMHS007). Furthermore, additional consultation and action should be undertaken to further embed those principles that are essential to working with people with psychosocial and dual disabilities. "

Louise Alexander 28.07.2021 01.36PM

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CHCCCS033 Identify and report suspected abuse

"This unit is an elective in both qualifications. It should be a core unit. We have a Serious Incident Reporting System in Aged Care (SIRS) so students should have this unit included as core unit. "

Carla Unicomb 16.07.2021 12.42PM

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2 Replies

"There is also serious incident reporting within the NDIS (Reportable Incidents [NDIS] https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/providers/incident-management-and-reportable-incidents) so I agree, it should be a core unit in both qualifications."

Julie Guest 16.07.2021 07.03PM

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"I disagree, We cover all the legislative requirements around abuse and neglect very comprehensively for both disability and aged care within CHCLEG001. 1. Identify and respond to legal requirements 1.1 Identify, access and interpret sources of information about the legal requirements that apply to the work role We also cover risks and indicators within a number of other units. I personally would like more depth and breadth to a students knowledge than exhaustive repetition across multiple units. "

Trudy Dosiak 27.07.2021 10.58AM

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qualification equivalence

"I note this new qualification is not equivalent to its predecessor. This will create an enormous amount of work for the training sector, and for ASQA, in managing transition. The cost could easily be more than $50m nationally, not to mention the avoidable complexity of transitioning students from one qualification to the next. Has the nature of the job roles this qualification is designed to support changed so materially that the underpinning competencies delivered today (under the current qualification) will no longer be appropriate by the time this new qualification is endorsed? Are the skill needs of this sector's workforce moving so rapidly that equivalence for entry-level role training is not valid? Strongly recommend revisiting the non-equivalence position."

Alexis Watt 15.07.2021 03.52PM

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"Hi Alexis, As the units in the core have changed and the specialisations for the qualification have also changed the outcome of the qualification is deemed as changed, hence the determination of Not Equivalent. This will be looked at again at the time of preparation of the final draft and prior to submission. "

Melinda Brown 15.07.2021 05.29PM

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"If same code, does it mean the unit is totally unchanged and can be a Credit Transfer toward upgrade of Qualification?"

Jude Elvery 16.07.2021 01.23PM

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"Hi Jude, that is correct. "

Melinda Brown 16.07.2021 04.35PM

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