The HSSO’s evaluation tested whether RTOs could effectively deliver the Skill Set ensuring learners could meet industry requirements for basic entry level care roles in aged care and disability support.
The sites for the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s Skilled Pathway Pilot involved in the evaluation were Adelaide North (SA), Darwin (NT) and Logan and Gold Coast (QLD). Participants were aged 15-30 from disadvantaged backgrounds residing in areas with high levels of unemployment and youth unemployment and strong demand for roles in aged care and disability support.
The evaluation was completed in August 2021 and found that learners who completed the Skill Set were broadly equipped with skills and knowledge required to undertake entry level roles within aged care and/or disability support workplaces.
The Skill Set offers the appropriate combination of units of competency, builds towards attaining qualifications in aged care and disability support and is scalable.
Evaluation findings included:
The Australian Industry and Skills Committee agreed to remove the expiry date of the Entry into Care Roles Skill Set so it remains an ongoing component of the CHC Community Services Training Package at their November 2021 meeting.
The HSSO has recommended the extension of the Entry to Care Role skill set.
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