Clinical Coding – Case for Change

The Technicians Support Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC) is responsible for ensuring that nationally recognised qualifications deliver the skills and knowledge required to equip the sectors under its remit with a highly skilled workforce.

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Technicians Support Services IRC, has prepared a Case for Change to update three Units of Competency and one Skill Set, and to develop a new Qualification and seven new Units of Competency in Clinical Coding to address key issues relating to:

  • Qualification outcomes, including industry concern regarding the level and strength of skills and knowledge contained within individual Units of Competency and their associated Assessment Requirements;
  • The availability of appropriate training to meet the Knowledge Requirements for Clinical Coders; and
  • Pathways for Clinical Coders in Australia.

To provide your support for this Case for Change, or to offer feedback or additional information, please click on this link. Please note the online form will be open until 5.00pm on Friday, 17 August 2018.

Further information

For more information, or to discuss, please contact Devika Mudaliar at or by telephone at (02) 9392 8100.

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Call for nominations for Ingestives Technical Advisory Committee

Skills IQ is seeking nominations for the Ingestives Technical Advisory Committee.

The objective of this TAC will be to identify skills gaps and job roles relating to ingestives modalities not covered by existing Vocational Education and Training qualifications, and determine whether these skills gaps or job roles require a new qualification/s to be developed to meet industry’s needs. Examples of job roles include an advisor in a health food store or a clinic receptionist.

The intent is to explore need to develop new qualification/s, and not to replace the four deleted Advanced Diploma qualifications in Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Western Herbal Medicine and Nutritional Medicine.

Expressions of Interest for this TAC close at 5.00pm on Wednesday 18th July 2018. For more information regarding this project, please contact Liz Petrovic from Skills IQ on (02) 9392 8100 or


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Draft Case for Change – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker qualifications consultation

The Draft Case for Change for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker qualifications is currently out for consultation.

You can find the draft here:

There is also a link to a feedback survey where you can confirm your support for this work to proceed and provide any feedback on the draft.

SkillsIQ and the Community Sector and Development IRC would really like to hear your thoughts   on this – and feel free to circulate in your networks, the more feedback they get the better.

For further information please contact Alex Cook at  

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Introducing WAAMS

Introducing WAAMS

On 14 May 2018 the Department of Training and Workforce Development Apprenticeship Office released a new training contract record management system, Western Australian Apprenticeship Management System (WAAMS). WAAMS has an online client portal allowing Australian Apprenticeship Support Network providers, registered training organisations, employers, apprentices/trainees and their parent/guardian (if applicable) to access and manage their training contracts online.

 Once registered, users can access the WAAMS client portal 24/7 online and can submit training contract changes via the portal, replacing the current requirement of submitting paper forms by email to the Apprenticeship Office. Where possible, change requests submitted via the portal can be instantly approved.

 In the WAAMS portal, users can also update their personal or organisational details and download copies of their training contract extract.

 For more information about the WAAMS client portal and how to become a registered user, refer to the Frequently asked questions fact sheet on the Apprenticeship Office website, There are also a series of instructional videos available on the Apprenticeship Office website on how to navigate and perform specific actions within the WAAMS portal.

 If you have any questions about WAAMS, please contact the Apprenticeship Office on 13 19 54.

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Open Now: Technical Advisory Committees – Expressions of Interest

SkillsIQ is currently inviting Expressions of Interest for three Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) relating to projects being overseen by the Technicians Support Services Industry Reference Committee. The projects are:

  • Clinical Coding
  • Cast Technology
  • Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support.

For more details on these projects, or to register your interest in joining any of these TACs, please click here.

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2018 Industry Skills Forecast – Open for Consultation

Guided by the 17 Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) we support, SkillsIQ is in the process of developing draft 2018 Industry Skills Forecasts. Each of these drafts is being made available for public consultation and comment on a staggered basis between January and March 2018.
National consultations are currently open for the following draft 2018 Industry Skills Forecasts:
  • Complementary Health (closing date: Monday 12 February 2018)
  • Technicians Support Services (closing date: Friday 16 February 2018).
Provide Your Feedback
Please click here to access these two documents, as well as Online Feedback Forms where you will be able to submit your comments and feedback.
You are invited to review the drafts and provide feedback by the specified closing dates.
For further information, please contact SkillsIQ via or by calling (02) 9392 8100.
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Engagement Paper

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Industry Reference Committee (IRC) has responsibility for seven qualifications, packaged in the HLT Health Training Package. The IRC has identified the need to review the qualifications that cater to this sector and submit a Case for Change to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee in the current review period.

Feedback on this paper should be provided via email to SkillsIQ by Friday 15th December. This feedback will then be considered and used by the IRC to inform the development of a Case for Change to be submitted to the AISC in early 2018. To access the paper please CLICK HERE.

Should you have any queries or to provide your feedback, please contact:

Alex Cook
Skills Engagement Executive
or by telephone at (02) 9392 8100

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