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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.

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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:

CHC HLT
  • 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
  • Telehealth
Companion Volumes for CHC and HLT Training Packages

CHC

Implementation Guide

HLT

Implementation Guide

Children's  and Youth Services

Assessment Strategies

Knowledge Guide

Learning Strategies

Foundation Skills

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

Assessment Strategies

Knowledge Guide

Learning Strategies

Foundation Skills

 
First Aid

First Aid Guide

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 draft new release version of the First Aid units were available for public consultation for four weeks in July and August 2014.  

CS&HISC received 420 written pieces of feedback, which is currently being analysed to be presented to the Subject Matter Expert Group early in September 2014.

Pending feedback, the next release of these units will be Community Services & Health Industry Skills Council (ISC) upgrade, resulting in no change to code or title of the units as they will be deemed equivalent.  Once endorsed, RTO’s who have the original HLTAID units on scope of registration may immediately use the new release version in their assessment tools and strategies. The new release version of the units should be available on training.gov.au in early October 2014.

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Background
The Minister for Industry received comments and feedback about the first aid units from a number of RTOs.  The decision to review the first aid units (HLTAID units) was taken as a result of these comments and feedback.

A new SMEG has been convened to review the content of these units. Members of this group represent the following organisations:

  • Australian Council for Private Education and Training
  • Australian Defence Force
  • Australian Emergency Care Providers
  • Australian Resuscitation Council
  • Council of Ambulance Authorities
  • Department of Industry
  • Health Services Union
  • Red Cross
  • Royal Life Saving
  • St Johns Ambulance
  • Surf Life Saving
  • TAFE Directors Australia (invited but declined to be part of the SMEG)

Due to this review ASQA, VRQA and TAC (WA) have announced an extension of the transition period for superseded First Aid units of competency to be October 30 2014. This transition extension timeline will only impact RTO’s that have not applied for the new units to their scope of registration:

HLT07 superseded unit

HLT Replacement Units

HLTCPR211A Perform CPR

HLTAID001

HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support

HLTAID002

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

HLTAID003

HLTFA302C Provide first aid in remote situation 

HLTAID005

HLTFA412A Apply advanced first aid

HLTAID006

HLTFA404C Apply advanced resuscitation techniques 

HLTAID007

Please note that the newly endorsed HLTAID008 unit transition timeframe is not affected by any of the proposed changes and transitioned on 30 June 2014.  

 The transition date for each authority is:

Authority

Transition date

Notes

Further information

ASQA

30th October 2014

This does not represent any change to ASQA’s General Direction: Transition and   Teach out which must be   complied with at all times

ASQA INFOLINE:

1300 701 801 enquiries@asqa.gov.au

VRQA

31 October 2014

 

VRQA

03 9637 2806

TAC (WA)

31 October 2014

 

www.tac.wa.gov.au

08 9441 1910

Videos

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.