SkillsIQ, under the direction of the relevant IRCs, has made several updates to the HLT Health Training Package which are now reflected on www.training.gov.au.
Ambulance and Paramedics
The Assessment Conditions in HLTAMB003 Transport emergency patients and HLTAMB014 Transport non-emergency patients under operational conditions have been updated to permit assessment to be performed in simulation.
The current Entry Requirements into the HLT65015 Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics state that entrants must hold the HLT55115 Diploma of Dental Technology. However, the HLT55115 Diploma of Dental Technology has recently been superseded by the HLT55118 Diploma of Dental Technology, and therefore the Entry Requirements for the HLT65015 Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics have been updated to include HLT55118.
The Knowledge Evidence in several Units has been updated to remove reference to the resources for the Core Standards for nurses who support people with a disability (NSW Family and Community Services), which are now obsolete. The updated Units are:
– HLTENN002 Apply communication skills in nursing practice
– HLTENN003 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care
– HLTENN005 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs
– HLTENN012 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems.
The Performance Evidence in HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice has also been updated to clarify the requirements for assessment regarding end-of-life stages.
Queries have been received surrounding the Assessment of Unit HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy. The queries from RTOs involve uncertainty in the Performance Evidence as to whether ‘real people’ have to receive intravenous injections or whether medication can be administered by learners in a simulated setting.
The IRC has discussed this issue and advised that while the use of ‘real people’ for the purposes of administering medication intravenously is ideal, in areas where access is an impediment, satisfactory Performance Evidence can be demonstrated via the use of mannequins.