Community Sector and Development – Case for Change

SkillsIQ have released the Community Sector and Development Case for Change and are seeking feedback on the following: 

  • update 9 Qualifications;
  • 6 Skill Sets; and
  • 71 Units of Competency

The Case for Change also proposes developing a new qualification, Certificate III in Community Safety Patrol, along with 15 new units of competency. 

The Training Package update will also address relevant recommendations of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence, the Northern Territory’s Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children and the Australian Government’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, along with other relevant inquiries and reports.

To download a copy of the draft Case for Change and to provide your feedback, please visit the SkillsIQ website by clicking here

Feedback is required by close of business on Thursday, 27 June 2019.  If you require more information, please contact Catherine Kelly at catherine.kelly@skillsiq.com.au or by telephone on (02) 9392 8100.

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EOI’s open for Anaesthetic, Cast Technology, Clinical Coding & Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support – Technical Advisory Committees

Open Now – Anaesthetic Technology Technical Advisory Committee – Expressions of Interest

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Technicians Support Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is seeking Expressions of Interest for membership of an Anaesthetic Technology Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). 

The objective of the TAC will be to provide technical expert knowledge to address identified workforce skills gaps in the Training Package Products available to Anaesthetic Technicians through the update of the following Qualification and associated Units of Competency:

• HLT57915 Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology.

For more details on this project, or to register your interest in joining this TAC, please click here.

Open Now – Cast Technology Technical Advisory Committee – Expressions of Interest

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Technicians Support Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is seeking Expressions of Interest for membership of a Cast Technology Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). 

The objective of the TAC will be to provide technical expert knowledge to develop new Units of Competency and a Qualification in Cast Technology to address key issues relating to:

• The development of a nationally recognised Qualification for Cast Technicians, and
• The provision of skilled Cast Technicians with the appropriate knowledge and skills to cater to patients visiting hospitals and outpatient services.

For more details on this project, or to register your interest in joining this TAC, please click here.

Open Now – Clinical Coding Technical Advisory Committee – Expressions of Interest

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Technicians Support Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is seeking Expressions of Interest for membership of a Clinical Coding Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). 

Following on from the work of the previous Clinical Coding TAC, who led the development of the Case for Change for this project, the objective of this TAC will be to provide technical expert knowledge to develop detailed Units of Competency to be included in a new Qualification in Clinical Coding that will ensure:

• Clinical coders have access to appropriate skills and knowledge, in order to meet the current and future needs of the Australian health care system, and that
• The proposed new Qualification will provide technical, analytical, decision-making and health knowledge skills upon which to facilitate articulation, including progression to further study and to gain qualifications in Health Information Management.

For more details on this project, or to register your interest in joining this TAC, please click here.

Open Now – Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support Technical Advisory Committee – Expressions of Interest

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Technicians Support Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is seeking Expressions of Interest for membership of a Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). 

Following on from the work of the previous Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support TAC, who led the development of the Case for Change for this project, the objective of this TAC will be to provide technical expert knowledge to develop detailed Units of Competency that will be made available to Hospital Pharmacy Assistants and Technicians through the following Qualifications (also to be updated during this project):

• HLT37119 Certificate III in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support
• HLT47119 Certificate IV in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support.

For more details on this project, or to register your interest in joining this TAC, please click here.

Reminder – Draft 2019 Industry Skills Forecasts – Open for Consultation

This is a reminder that national consultation on the following draft 2019 Industry Skills Forecasts is due to close this week:

Public consultation is open until 5:00pm on Wednesday, 29 May 2019 for:

  • Ambulance and Paramedic
    • First Aid
    • Wholesale and Retail.

Public consultation is open until 5:00pm on Friday, 31 May 2019 for: 

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker
    • Children’s Education and Care
    • Direct Client Care and Support
    • Local Government
    • Sport and Recreation.

Guided by the 19 Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) we support, SkillsIQ has prepared these draft documents.

Please click here to access the draft documents and to register your feedback

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2019 Industry Skills Forecasts released for consultation

Guided by the 18 Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) we support, SkillsIQ is in the process of developing draft 2019 Industry Skills Forecasts. Each of these drafts is being made available for public consultation and comment on a staggered basis over the coming months. 

National consultation is currently open for the following draft 2019 Industry Skills Forecasts: 

  • Enrolled Nursing (closing date: Friday, 22 February 2019) 
    • Technicians Support Services (closing date: Friday, 22 February 2019)
    • Public Sector (closing date: Friday, 22 February 2019).

Please click here to access the draft documents and to register your feedback. 

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Foundation Skills Training Package update

PwC have released for comment draft products from the FSK Foundation Skills Training Package.

Further Information regarding the project, draft qualifications and units of competency can be accessed via the PwC website.

Please note that feedback will be accepted until COB Monday 7 January 2019.

If you would like to provide feedback, simply email the documents with your comments or tracked changes to info@skillsforaustralia.com .

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WA Nursing & Midwifery Excellence Awards

 ​The WA Nursing & Midwifery Excellence Awards are the highlight of the nursing and midwifery calendar. It is a wonderful occasion that brings together nurses, midwives, health care professionals and government officials from all over Western Australia.

Winners of the 2019 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards will be announced on Saturday 11th May 2019 at the Gala Ball.

Nominations open on Monday 10 September and close at midnight on Monday 10 December 2018   

Nominations

2019 General Awards Categories, Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards – NOMINATE HERE

2019 Excellence in Person Centred Care – Team Award, Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards – NOMINATE HERE

2019 Consumer Appreciation , Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards – NOMINATE HERE

2019 Lifetime Achievement Honour Roll, Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards – NOMINATE HERE

To access the Director of Nursing Endorsement form, click here

To access the Nominee Statement form, click here

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Expressions of Interest sought for Community Sector and Development IRC – Social Housing Technical Advisory Committee

Project: Provide subject matter expertise to assist in the update of the CHC42215 Certificate IV in Social Housing

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Community Sector and Development Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is seeking nominations for a Social Housing Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The TAC will consist of members who represent the social housing and homelessness sector, training providers and associations.

The objective of this TAC will be to identify skills gaps in the social housing sector and to identify the importance of issues such as family violence, dealing with people from diverse backgrounds (including CALD and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and supporting homeless people. This information will then be used to guide the update the CHC42215 Certificate IV in Social Housing qualification.

The TAC will identify the challenges and opportunities that the sector is currently experiencing which are impacting on workforce skill requirements, including:

  • Government initiatives to combat housing affordability and homelessness, and
  • Critical cultural competency skills required.

This project will ensure that the social housing sector is supported by a high quality trained and skilled workforce. The contribution of the TAC will ensure that the outcomes of this project enable access to training that will support the sector to improve efficiencies in operations, but also maximise the sector’s interaction with people from diverse backgrounds to ensure that they receive the most appropriate service possible. 

Expressions of Interest for this TAC close at 5.00pm on Monday 15 October 2018.

To submit your EOI for TAC membership, please click here to complete the online form. 

For more information regarding this project, please contact Devika Mudaliar on (02) 9392 8100 or devika.mudaliar@skillsiq.com.au

 

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WA Small Training Provider of the Year 2018 Mental Health Commission – Strong Spirit Strong Mind Aboriginal Programs

The Mental Health Commission’s Strong Spirit Strong Mind Aboriginal Programs offers culturally secure training in community services to support Aboriginal communities to address issues associated with alcohol and drug use. These programs are developed by Aboriginal people for Aboriginal people. More than 250 Aboriginal health workers have completed community services qualifications through the program since it’s commencement in 2003, contributing to a sustainable Aboriginal health workforce in WA.

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Congratulations to Caitlan Noble and Soleil White – winners at the WA Training Awards 2018

WA Vocational Student of the Year 2018

Caitlan Noble

Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology

Trained at North Metropolitan TAFE

After completing a Bachelor of Commerce, Caitlin did an internship with Telethon which sparked her passion for the health industry. While at Princess Margaret Hospital, Caitlan was inspired to move into a clinical role. Now employed as an anaesthetic technician at King Edward Memorial Hospital, Caitlan has been commended by her peers for going above and beyond to improve patient care. As an active volunteer for Telethon she enjoys seeing how children benefit from raised funds.

 

WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year 2018

Soleil White

Certificate IV in Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care

Trained at Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services and North Regional TAFE

Employed by Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service

Soleil recently completed a Certificate IV in Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care and is now undertaking a Diploma of Nursing.  Her training has given her the confidence to be an advocate for Aboriginal health care and undertake further studies. As the mother of a two year old, she is extremely motivated to create a better quality of life for future generations. Soleil is doing her part to close the gap for Aboriginal people to provide and assist them with high quality care and take a holistic approach to physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

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Clinical Coding – A Case for Change

Clinical Coding Case for Change

Skills IQ has released a Case for Change for Clinical Coding training products within the HLT Health Training Package.

The  Case for Change proposes to develop 1 new Qualification, 7 new Units of Competency and 1 new Skill Set covering the following key areas:

  • introduction to the role of clinical coding in the health system, including funding models;
  • medical terminology and medical science for clinical coding;
  • clinical anatomy and physiology;
  • understanding and applying principles of privacy and ethics in health care;
  • understanding and interpreting/navigating health records in the context of the patient journey;
  • abstracting information for clinical coding; and
  • understanding and participating in clinical coding audits.

Feedback can be provided by email  directly to Melinda Brown (melinda.brown@skillsiq.com.au) until C.O.B (AEST) Friday, 5th October 2018.

Should you require additional information, please contact Devika Mudaliar on 02 9392 8100.

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