Consultation Open – Social Housing, Dental Assisting and First Aid

Social Housing: Draft 1 Consultation – Open 

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Community Sector and Development Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has undertaken a project to update the packaging rules of the Social Housing qualifications and update twelve Social Housing Units of Competency. This project is intended to reflect the initiatives the government has placed on social housing through proposed investment in the sector to upgrade the skills and knowledge required by public housing specialist staff.

A widespread multi-channel consultation involving a broad range of stakeholders is now being conducted to address concerns raised in previous consultations and discussions around the Social Housing qualifications, Social Housing Units and their content.

Consultation of Draft 1 commenced on Friday, 1 November and will close at 5.00pm on Monday, 2 December 2019.

Please click here to access Draft 1 documents, including a Consultation Guide.

SkillsIQ will be undertaking a number of workshops and webinars to engage industry stakeholders. To register for a webinar and/or workshop, please click here.

For more information, or to discuss, please contact Devika Mudaliar at devika.mudaliar@skillsiq.com.au, or by telephone at (02) 9392 8100.

Dental Assisting: Draft 1 Consultation – Open 

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. 

A widespread multi-channel consultation involving a broad range of stakeholders is now being conducted to address concerns raised in previous consultations and discussions around the Dental Assisting qualifications and the Dental Assisting and Oral Health Care Units and their content.

Consultation of Draft 1 commenced on Friday, 1 November and will close at 5.00pm on Monday, 2 December 2019.

Please click here to access Draft 1 documents, including a Consultation Guide.

SkillsIQ will be undertaking a number of workshops and webinars to engage industry stakeholders. To register for a webinar and/or workshop, please click here.

For more information, or to discuss, please contact Devika Mudaliar at devika.mudaliar@skillsiq.com.au, or by telephone at (02) 9392 8100.

First Aid: Draft 2 Validation – Open 

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the First Aid IRC, has been tasked with updating the eight Units of Competency that cover the skills and knowledge to be able to provide a First Aid response and sustain life in the event of an emergency. 

The First Aid IRC has proposed changes which will involve:

  • Updating current Units of Competency to reflect industry best practice and current regulation
  • Updating current Units of Competency to ensure their scope and breadth are reflective of industry expectations
  • Consideration of the skills requirements in specific areas, such as asthma and anaphylaxis
  • Consideration of the need for additional criteria to address First Aid in relation to mental health.  

In support of these objectives, eight updated Units of Competency were drafted and released for public consultation in August–September 2019.

Feedback reviewed during the Draft 1 consultation period has informed the development of Draft 2. Validation of Draft 2 allows stakeholders to review changes made to Draft 1 components and confirm that the resultant Training Package  Products will meet their needs. It provides an opportunity for final input prior to submission for endorsement.

National validation of Draft 2 will be open from Friday, 01 November and will close at 5:00pm on Friday, 22 November 2019. During this period input will be sought on the following:

  • Eight Units of Competency
  • One Skill Set.

Please click here to access Draft 1 documents, including a Consultation Guide.

SkillsIQ will be undertaking a number of webinars to engage industry stakeholders. To register for a webinar, please click here.

For more information, or to discuss, please contact Gary Dunshea at gary.dunshea@skillsiq.com.au, or by telephone at (02) 9392 8100.

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