Home And Community Care Spotlight

Improve Training in Aged Care project

CS&HISC has been funded by the Department of Social Services to undertake a project to 'Improve Training in Aged Care'. This project focuses on sectors that closely align with Aged Care and fall under the Direct Client Care grouping which includes:

  • Aged Care
  • Allied Health Assistance
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Community Services and Management
  • Disability
  • Health Services Assistance
  • Home and Community Care
  • Leisure and Health
  • Mental Health
  • Nutrition / Dietetic Assistance

These industries and associated qualifications have been identified as requiring significant change and extensive development work. In June and July this year CS&HISC ran a series of free forums to consult with industry stakeholders on the changing requirements of workers in Aged Care and other Direct Client Care industries. The information collected will build on exisiting Training Package review work, inform areas where new components for Training Packages should be developed and assist in the development of Companion Volumes to support updated Training Packages.

Project Timeline

This project is scheduled to be completed by 30 June 2015 however the full review is an ongoing process, please ensure you check these pages regularly for updates.

For information on the new timelines, please visit our training package review page.

  • Background
    • The VET Products for the 21st Century report, led by COAG, has prompted a number of key VET reform policies including the streamlining of Training Packages. The purpose of streamlining is to separate performance standards from guidance and supporting information, as well as to simplify, shorten and segment the contents of Training Packages to make them more fit for purpose. The design model for streamlined training package material details requirements for future Training Package development and endorsement processes.

      Streamlining of the CHC08 Community Services and HLT07 Health Training Packages will provide an opportunity to review and update units of competency, qualifications and skill sets. To allow full coverage of CHC08 and HLT07, while maximising cross-sector commonalities, ten sector sub-groups have been established.

  • Industry Reference Group and Subject Matter Expert Group
    • Industry Reference Group (IRG) downloads:

      Download the list of Industry Reference Group members and the organisations they are representing

      Download the IRG terms of reference

      Download the IRG minutes from 16 November 2012

      Download the IRG minutes from 11 May 2012

      Download the SMEG organisational members