SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Direct Client Care and Support Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is undertaking a comprehensive update of the Allied Health Assistance Qualifications and associated Units of Competency within the HLT Training Package.
SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Direct Client Care and Support Industry Reference Committee, has embarked upon a project to review the skills requirements of the Allied Health Assistance sector. This will inform potential changes in the current Allied Health Assistance Qualifications and associated Units of Competency to ensure skills training is in line with workforce needs and expectations.
This project will update the Allied Health Assistance Training Package Products under the remit of the Direct Client Care and Support IRC in response to the Key Drivers for Change
findings within the 2019 Direct Client Care and Support Industry Skills Forecast
The Health Training Package must be reflective of the contemporary requirements of industry. Specifically, in this circumstance, the skills required by Allied Health Assistants need to be aligned to exact work roles within health care settings in order to contribute to reducing or eliminating workforce shortages, particularly in regional and rural areas.
SkillsIQ will be undertaking a number of key activities to engage community stakeholders and VET professionals.
Consultation Activities and Timelines
National consultation on Draft 1 will start on Tuesday, 1st of June and will close at 5.00pm on Friday, 2nd of July 2021. During this period, input will be sought on the following Training Package Products relating to Allied Health Assistance:
- Three Qualifications
- Seven Skill Sets
- Twenty Three HLTAHA Units of Competency and their associated Assessment Requirements
- Four HLTHSS Units of Competency and their associated Assessment Requirements.
During the consultation period SkillsIQ will be meeting with industry stakeholders, employers and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). If you have expertise in this area and would like to meet with SkillsIQ, please contact Gary Dunshea at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via phone at (02) 9392 8100 or 0499 908 843.
Following the close of the consultation period, feedback received will be collated and evaluated. This feedback will inform the development of Draft 2, which will be made publicly available for validation prior to the submission for endorsement.
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Consultation Activities: Round 1
A series of webinars will be held along with access to SkillsIQ’s Online Feedback Forum.
Webinar 1: Monday, 7 June 11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST) - closed
Webinar 2: Tuesday, 8 June 2:00pm - 3:00pm (AEST) - closed
Webinar 3: Tuesday, 15 June 2:00pm - 3:00pm (AEST) - closed
Webinar 4: Friday, 25 June 2:00pm - 3:00pm (AEST) - closed
For more information, or to discuss, please contact Gary Dunshea at email@example.com or via telephone at 0499 908 843.