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 –
Units of Competency to align to the existing and future job roles of all pharmacy assistants, pharmacy technicians and senior pharmacy technicians.
as a core Unit. This Unit is currently listed in error under the
section. This inaccuracy will be rectified upon completion of the Draft 1 Public Consultation period.
The aim of the proposed updates is to ensure that the Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support sector is supported by a highly skilled workforce. Hospital pharmacy assistants and technicians require access to appropriate skills and knowledge in order to meet the current and future needs of the Australian health care system.
To inform the update of the packaging rules of the two Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support qualifications; the update of nine existing
Hospital Pharmacy Units of Competency; and the development of eleven new
Hospital Pharmacy Units of Competency to cover specialist areas, a Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) comprised of stakeholders and subject matter experts from across Australia has been formed. Formation of the TAC 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 forward Training Package Product development work, the Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support TAC and the Technicians Support Services IRC will subsequently review and confirm the changes required for the development of Draft 2, based on feedback received from the first round of consultation.
Consultation Activities and Timelines
National consultation on Draft 1
will take place from Monday, 24 February
and run until 5.00pm on Friday, 17 April 2020
. During this period input will be sought on the two updated draft qualifications, nine updated existing Units of Competency, eleven new Units of Competency
and their associated Assessment Requirements
During this time SkillsIQ will be meeting with industry stakeholders, employers and subject matter experts (SMEs). If you have expertise in these areas and would like to meet with SkillsIQ, please contact us via email@example.com
or via phone at (02) 9392 8100
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 face-to-face workshops will be held across all states and territories, along with webinars and access to the SkillsIQ Online Feedback Forum page. Please click on the links below to register for a workshop or webinar.
City Date Time
Melbourne Thursday, 5 March 2020 9.00am–11:30am - closed
Perth Tuesday, 10 March 2020 9.00am–11:30am - closed
Adelaide Wednesday, 11 March 2020 9.30am–12:00pm - cancelled due to low enrolments
Canberra Thursday, 12 March 2020 9.30am–12:00pm - cancelled due to low enrolments
Brisbane Friday, 13 March 2020 9.00am–11:30am - cancelled due to low enrolments
Darwin Thursday, 19 March 2020 9.00am–11:30am - WEBINAR - closed
Sydney Friday, 20 March 2020 9.30am–12:00pm - WEBINAR - closed
Hobart Tuesday, 31 March 2020 9.00am–11:30am - cancelled due to low enrolments
Webinar 1: Tuesday, 3 March 2020 10.00am–11:30am - closed
Webinar 2: Tuesday, 24 March 2020 2.00pm–3:30pm - closed
For further information, please contact Devika Mudaliar on (02) 9392 8100
or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org