On Monday 4th Nov, SkillsIQ released the second draft first aid units of competency for public consultation. The consultation will end at 5.00pm on Friday 22nd November. All feedback must be provided via the feedback forum on the SkillIQ website. View the documents and provide feedback at the link below. https://www.skillsiq.com.au/FeedbackForum/TrainingPackages1/HLTHealth/FirstAidDraft2

ASQA has updated its previously published information on third party arrangements to provide further clarification in line with questions received from the VET sector. The updated information provides scenarios to help providers understand what may or may not be considered a third party arrangement between registered training organisations (RTOs). It also presents modified language to…

ASQA recently notified RTO’s of updated guidance on third-party arrangements coming into effect. The transition period for existing arrangements to meet the requirements set out in the General Direction has been extended from 1 November 2019 to 1 January 2020. More information? Fact sheet—third-party arrangements General Direction—third-party arrangements for training and or assessment of VET…

On Friday 9th August 2019, the Australian Skills Quality Authority published guidance on third-party agreements. There are some significant implications for third-party providers. At this time NIFAT is seeking further clarification from ASQA in relation to advertising and marketing provisions. The recent guidance suggests that any advertising and marketing must be done in the name…

We are excited to announce COBA First Aid as the Silver Sponsor for the 2018 National First Aid Trainers Conference. COBA First Aid provides a complete e-learning package that meets the knowledge component of HLTAID003 & HLTAID004. COBA's resources are produced for First Aid Trainers and RTO's throughout Australia. Integrating Online & Face-to-Face learning allows…

SkillsIQ, the Service Skills Organisation responsible for the First Aid Units of Competency, has updated the First Aid Companion Volume. Updates include: How do recent updates to ANZCOR Guideline 9.1.1 First Aid for Management of Bleeding affect the first aid Units of Competency? Clarification of the use of adrenaline auto-injectors (including no disassembly) Removal of…

Thank you Lisa for submitting the following questions. Can a minor consent to treatment, when a parent is not available to give consent on the minor’s behalf?; and Can a minor consent to treatment, when a parent declines treatment on his/her behalf? See the response at the following link. https://emergencylaw.wordpress.com/2018/02/26/first-aid-treatment-of-a-minor/ 

National consultations are currently open for the following draft 2018 Industry Skills Forecasts: First Aid (closing date: Monday 5 March 2018). Please click here to access these documents, as well as Online Feedback Forms where you will be able to submit your comments and feedback. You are invited to review the drafts and provide feedback…

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