Allied Health Assistance - Draft 1

Project Summary

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.
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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 gary.dunshea@skillsiq.com.au, 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. Please click on the links below to register for a webinar.

    Webinars: 
    Date                                                  Time
    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)

    Further Information

    For more information, or to discuss, please contact Gary Dunshea at gary.dunshea@skillsiq.com.au or via telephone at 0499 908 843.

Attachments

Allied Health Assistance - Draft 1 Consultation Guide

Recent Comments

Debbie Zulch 23.06.2021

"I agree Lucy- it could replace HLTAHA030- or even better as a core unit for both Cert III & IV AHA as an essential skill required for all AH staff"

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HLT43021 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance Draft 1.0

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Debbie Zulch 23.06.2021

"I agree Kiara- the skill set title should reflect the job title rather than the range of duties- will make it much easier for industry to recognise and understand a potential employee's completed training"

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HLT43021 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance Draft 1.0

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Yvette Vos 22.06.2021

"You are spot on Kiara. There are such limited options to complete these in the workplace that if will be close to impossible to offer a physiotherapy specialisation if these three units have to be completed."

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HLT43021 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance Draft 1.0

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Yvette Vos 22.06.2021

"Hi Karyn, I think this depends on which state you are in in regards to job vacancies. But fair comment."

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HLT43021 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance Draft 1.0

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Vanessa Schuldt 22.06.2021

"For Group B electives (Nutrition & Dietetics support specialisation), ‘HLTAHA043 - Support the provision of basic nutritional advice and education’ is included in this skill set requirement. However, this skill set requirement is missing in the detailed unit for HLTSS00071 (AHA Nutrition & Dietetics SKill Set Draft 1.0). "

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HLT43021 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance Draft 1.0

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