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CSH ITAB will be facilitating workshops in Wagga Wagga and Grafton for trainers, assessors and RTO managers. The workshops will focus on assessment validation and trainer/assessor industry currency as well as provide opportunity to explore other current concerns, innovative strategies and solutions.
During 2018, the Aged Care Workforce Taskforce identified and reported on a number of workforce issues relating to the aged care sector. One specific issue involved skills training, and the current Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) was identified as not being adequate to meet the skills needs of workers and employers.
SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Aged Services Industry Reference Committee, has now commenced the Aged Care Training Package Product Development project which entails two phases:
Phase 1: Examine how current Units of Competency from the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) can be re-packaged into a stand-alone Certificate III in Ageing Support
Phase 2: Conduct a comprehensive and complete review and update of all Units of Competency relevant to aged care, including determining appropriate career pathways and development opportunities.
Draft 1 material is available for comment on the SkillsIQ Feedback Forum. A consultation guide summarising proposed changes is available can also be downloaded from the Feedback Forum which can be accessed by clicking here.
The first independent review of Australian nursing preparation since 2002 – Educating the Nurse of the Future – commenced in February and continues through until June 2019.
Led by Emeritus Professor Steven Schwartz AM, the Review will be future focussed and will consider how the education and preparation of nurses in Australia will ensure the nursing workforce is well placed to continue to meet the future needs of Australian communities and our health system. The Review will examine the preparation of registered and enrolled nurses and nurse practitioners.
Workshops are being held around the state more details here
NSW CSH ITAB acknowledges the NSW Department of Industry contribution and values the ongoing partnership with Training Services NSW.