Influencing training products
To make sure that training products are relevant to what’s happening in human services workplaces, it’s important that employers are involved in influencing the development of qualifications, courses and units of competency.
You can get involved in:
- Identifying skill and labour market needs – Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) consult with employers to inform the development and updating of nationally recognised training packages.
- Developing training package products – IRCs might form a technical advisory committee (TAC) if developing new qualifications or units of competency.
- Validating training package products – employers can give feedback on draft products.
- Developing accredited courses – if no training package covers skills needed by employers, they can work with RTOs, state government training departments and/or industry bodies to develop an accredited course.
Who to contact
These organisations can let you know about opportunities for employers to contribute to the development of training products for the human services.
- The Industry Reference Committee (IRC) that relates to your industry sector.
- The Skills Service Organisation (SSO) that supports the IRC. They publish opportunities for feedback and involvement via their websites.
- State and territory governments also gather feedback from employers as part of training product development.
- Industry bodies may also develop submissions to inform training product development.