The HLT Health Training Package contains qualifications relating to a range of job roles in the health services sector.
Qualifications within this package include those providing skills for people working in health support services, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care, dental assisting, allied health assistance, ambulance dispatch, paramedical science, anaesthetic technology, massage therapy, first aid, reflexology, enrolled nursing, clinical aromatherapy, pathology, optical dispensing and cardiac technology, to name a few.
There is a range of qualifications in this package from Certificate II through to Advanced Diploma, as well as Skill Sets covering a variety of specific skill areas. These may be completed independently, or supplementary to a qualification to provide a definitive set of skills in a particular area or job role. Skill sets cover areas including speech pathology, nutrition & dietetics, audiometry, oral health care, venous blood collection, specialised areas of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care and more.
Components of the HLT Health Training Package will be reviewed from time to time, generally according to the schedule outlined in the Industry Skills Forecasts relevant to the sectors covered by this training package. You can view and download the various Industry Skills Forecasts that relate to the HLT Health Training Package by visiting our Industry Engagement pages and selecting the Industry Reference Committee that covers the area you are interested in.
Projects that are currently open for feedback are listed below. We look forward to your involvement and receiving your input. For detailed instructions on how to submit your feedback, CLICK HERE.
CLICK HERE to view and access a full list of the HLT Health Training Package qualifications.
Projects Open for Feedback
Certificate III and IV in Hospital Health Services Pharmacy Support Draft 1
Open for feedback 21.02.2020 to 17.04.2020
SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Technicians Support Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is undertaking a project to update the packaging rules of the two Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support qualifications – Certificate III in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support and Certificate IV in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support; update nine existing Hospital Pharmacy Units of Competency; and develop eleven new Units of Competency to align to the existing and future job roles of all pharmacy assistants, pharmacy technicians and senior pharmacy technicians.
Please note: The list of Units in the Certificate IV in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support Draft 1 includes HLTCCD003 Use medical terminology in health care as a core Unit. This Unit is currently listed in error under the Group C: Other Electives section. This inaccuracy will be rectified upon completion of the Draft 1 Public Consultation period.
Enrolled Nursing Draft 1
Open for feedback 10.02.2020 to 09.04.2020
SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Enrolled Nursing Industry Reference Committee, has embarked upon a project to review the skills requirements of Enrolled Nurses. This will inform potential changes in current Enrolled Nursing qualifications, Units of Competency and an associated skill set to ensure skills training is in line with workforce needs and expectations.
Note: Draft qualifications list currently endorsed units and will be replaced once draft 1 units content and codes are confirmed. The additional new units will be added to the respective qualifications once draft 1 units content and codes are confirmed.
Projects Closed for Feedback
Ambulance Draft 2
Feedback closed 02.03.2020
SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Ambulance and Paramedic IRC, will be seeking feedback on Draft 2 HLT Training Package Products, including updates to seven existing qualifications and associated Units of Competency.
Certificate II in Indigenous Environmental Health Draft 2 Validation
Feedback closed 24.12.2019
SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Community Sector and Development Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is undertaking a project to update the Certificate II in Indigenous Environmental Health qualification and to update the content of nine Units of Competency included within the qualification to meet the current and future skills needs of Indigenous Environmental Health workers in communities.
Clinical Coding Draft 1
Feedback closed 13.12.2019
SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Technicians Support Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has undertaken a project to develop a new entry level Clinical Coding qualification and eight new Clinical Coding Units of Competency and to update three existing Clinical Coding Units of Competency to ensure that entry-level clinical coders have access to appropriate skills and knowledge, in order to meet the current and future needs of the Australian health care system.
Dental Assisting Draft 1
Feedback closed 13.12.2019
SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Dental Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has undertaken a project to update the packaging rules of the two Dental Assisting qualifications and to update fourteen Dental Assisting Units of Competency and six Oral Health Care Units of Competency to align to the changing duties of existing and future job roles of all dental support staff, including dental assistants.
First Aid Draft 2
Feedback closed 22.11.2019
SkillsIQ, under the direction of the First Aid Industry Reference Committee, is undertaking a comprehensive update of eight Units of Competency from the HLT Training Package relating to First Aid.