Training Package Review News
Public Consultation is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback. The next round of public consultation will begin on Monday 10 November 2014. Please sign up to the CS&HISC newsletter for reminders when the consultation is open.
Important Structural Changes in Health and Community Services Training Packages
Have you seen our “Important Structural Changes in Health and Community Services Training Packages” paper? This document provides important information on proposed changes to the Training Packages, specifically qualifications that are proposed for removal.
Community Services and Health Training Packages
The current Training Packages for Community Services are CHC and CHC08 Community Services, for the Health they are HLT and HLT07 Health. These are freely available to download on training.gov.au.
CHC and HLT are the newest Training Packages and supersede selected qualifications, units of competence and skill sets from the CHC08 v4.0 and HLT v5.0 respectively. These contain:
- Children’s Services
- Education Support
- Youth Work
- Youth Justice
- Child, Youth and Family Intervention
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers
- First Aid
- Workplace Health and Safety
Companion Volumes for CHC and HLT Training Packages
Why new Training Packages?
CHC and HLT have been developed in line with the new Standards for Training Packages, endorsed by the NSSC in late 2012. The new Standards for Training Packages implement the agreed recommendations from the joint COAG/NQC VET Products for the 21st Century Report, endorsed by the Ministerial Council for Tertiary Education and Employment. All Industry Skills Councils are required to transition their Training Packages to the new standards by December 2015.
First Aid Review
The new release First Aid units of competency (HLTAID001 - 007) are now available on www.training.gov.au.
This new release is a Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council upgrade, making the units equivalent to previous releases. Please note there is no change to normal transition and teach out rules, transition to the new HLTAID units is 30 October 2014. Please contact your regulator for further details.
The mapping has been updated and is available in the HLT Implementation Guide
There has been no new release of unit HLTAID008 which transitioned on 30 June 2014.
We have developed videos in support of the implementation of the Training Packages, these are available to view on youtube and vimeo. These were developed as an adjunct to the 20 free national workshops organised to support implementation.