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The update of the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support will be conducted alongside the CHC40315 Certificate IV in Ageing Support and CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability. While all three of these Qualifications fall under the remit of the Direct Client Care and Support IRC, the Ageing Services IRC and Disability Support IRCs will be working collaboratively with the Direct Client Care and Support IRC to undertake the review and update of the Training Package Products.
In order to capture detailed feedback on the Qualifications and specific Units of Competency that will be updated as a part of this project, the current versions of the qualifications and units of competency will be available for comment on the SkillsIQ Online Feedback Forum from 2nd October 2020 until 5.00pm on Friday 23 October 2020.
Please click here to access the SkillsIQ Online Feedback Forum and provide your feedback.
The countdown is on!!
The NSW Training Awards is celebrating its 65th year. 2020 has been a testing year for most, it will not stop us in recognising excellence in Vocational Education and Training in our great state.
Tune in to the 2020 Training Awards virtual event on Facebook Live on Friday 9 October.
The Department of Education is consulting with Smart and Skilled Providers and other key stakeholders on how to improve post-training outcomes for disadvantaged cohorts of students who participate in Government funded training. A discussion paper has been prepared to guide the consultations. Read the discussion paper here
A short survey (based on issues and questions raised in the discussion paper) has been prepared to capture your written feedback. The survey can be accessed at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P8YKTLC
The survey will close on Friday 16 October 2020.
SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Technicians Support Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has undertaken a project to update the existing Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology Qualification and seven existing Anaesthetic Technology Units of Competency to ensure that Anaesthetic Allied Health Practitioners have access to current skills and knowledge, in order to meet the current and future needs of the Australian health care system.
Consultation on Draft 1 commenced on Wednesday, 16 September and will close at 5.00pm on Friday, 16 October 2020.
Please click here to access Draft 1 documents, including a Consultation Guide.
SkillsIQ will be undertaking a number of webinars to engage industry stakeholders. To register for a webinar, please click here.
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.