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The key training and assessment information resource hub for the community services and health industry sectors.
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SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has undertaken a project to update the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Training Package Qualifications and Units of Competency, to align to the changing duties of existing and future job roles for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers.
National consultation for Draft 1 is now open and will close at 5.00pm on Thursday, 24 December 2020.
Please click here to access the SkillsIQ Online Feedback Forum and Draft 1 documents, including a Consultation Guide.
The latest Smart and Skilled Update, 30 October 2020, includes important information about the release of the revised NSW Quality Framework, Policy for Market Management in the 2020-21 Activity Period – Part B for Applications for a Smart and Skilled Contract and changes to the NSW Skills List. Read more….
We understand that there are challenges to running and operating COVID-safe businesses.
The NSW and Commonwealth Governments have committed a combined $25.5 million to fund fee-free nationally accredited infection prevention and control training. The training will provide workers with the skills they need to better identify and respond to COVID-19 risks in the workplace. It will support implementation of your business’s COVID-19 Safety Plan.
Training is available across NSW and is delivered by approved Smart and Skilled training providers. Click here to find a provider in your region. Visit the Training Services NSW website for more information on infection prevention and control training.
iNotice is a free professional development program to assist heightened awareness of a variety of signs and client symptoms that may be observable by community care workers.
We have seen an increase in the use of the iNotice resources in recent months to support service delivery and training in community care settings. We invite you to learn more about the iNotice app and resources by visiting the Product and Services page of this website.
The Department of Health has developed a 30-minute online education course for care workers about protecting themselves and care recipients from infection with coronavirus.
Register to participate in the training here.
Up-to-date information about coronavirus (COVID-19) is available on the department’s website.
In response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, Dementia Australia has released four Help Sheets outlining tips for people living with dementia, carers, families and friends of people living with dementia, residential care providers and home care providers.
The Help Sheets are available now and include:
- Tips for people living with dementia – outlines the coronavirus COVID-19 symptoms, hygiene tips, the importance of having a good support network, ideas to remain active and engaged while in self-isolation, and where to go for help.
- Tips for carers, families and friends of people living with dementia – outlines the coronavirus COVID-19 symptoms, hygiene tips, helpful tips for primary carers, as well as for family, friends or neighbours, ideas for remaining active and engaged while in self-isolation, and where to go for help.
- Tips for residential care providers – outlines the impacts coronavirus COVID-19 may have on residents, tips on alternative activities and how to support continued engagement with families and carers.
- Tips for home care providers – outlines the impacts coronavirus COVID-19 may have on a person living with dementia, tips to reduce heightened anxiety and where to go for help.
NSW CSH ITAB acknowledges the NSW Department of Industry contribution and values the ongoing partnership with Training Services NSW.