SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Technicians Support Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has undertaken a project to update the existing
Qualification and four existing Health Administration Units of Competency to ensure that individuals who work in senior operational or team-leading roles in the health industry have access to the appropriate skills and knowledge to meet the current and future needs of the Australian health care system, especially in regional and remote areas where there is limited access to doctors or nurses.
The 2018 Technicians Support Services Industry Skills Forecast (ISF) identified that the HLT47315 Certificate IV in Health Administration Qualification and four associated Units of Competency needed to be updated due to the changing requirements of administrative job roles in the health sector.
The updated Qualification will ensure that individuals who work in senior operational or team-leading roles in the health industry have access to the appropriate skills and knowledge to meet the current and future needs of the Australian health care system, especially in regional and remote areas where there is limited access to doctors or nurses, and will help to enable industry needs to be met in terms of rural, remote and cross-disciplinary roles.
The Technicians Support Services IRC, made up of stakeholders and subject matter experts from across Australia, has informed the identification and validation of the exact nature of the skills needs and knowledge requirements in the industry and the respective Training Package Product update requirements.
To take Training Package Product update work forward, members of the Technicians Support Services IRC have subsequently reviewed and confirmed the changes required for the development of Draft 2, based on feedback received during the first round of consultation.
The Draft 2 consultation period will seek feedback on one existing Qualification and four existing Units of Competency, as follows:
- HLT47321 Certificate IV in Health Administration
- HLTADM008 Administer and coordinate Telehealth services
- HLTADM009 Manage Telehealth technology
- HLTADM010 Facilitate a coordinated approach to client care
- HLTADM011 Manage health billing and accounting system.
Consultation Activities and Timelines
National validation of Draft 2 will be open from Wednesday, 07 July 2021 and close at 5.00pm on Wednesday, 21 July 2021.
During this time SkillsIQ will be liaising with industry stakeholders, employers and subject matter experts. If you have expertise in these areas and would like to meet electronically with SkillsIQ, please contact Devika Mudaliar via firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (02) 9392 8100 or 0438 043 186.
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A series of webinars were held, together with access to the SkillsIQ Online Feedback Forum page.
Webinar 1: Monday, 12 July 2021 2:00pm–3:00pm (AEST) - closed
Webinar 2: Wednesday, 14 July 2021 11:30am–12:30pm (AEST) - closed
Webinar 3: Monday, 19 July 2021 3:00pm–4:00pm (AEST) - closed
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For further information, please contact Devika Mudaliar on (02) 9392 8100, 0438 043 186 or via email at email@example.com.