The set list for the Skills First program, which aims to help people access vocational education and training, was recently released by the Department of Education and Training on 1 July 2021. The list includes courses and skill sets that are subsidised for students who start their training between 1 January and 31 December 2021.
Skills First skills sets are new, accredited short courses which are playing a valuable role in re-skilling and upskilling through:
These skills sets are comprised of nationally recognised training units that can be used as building blocks to other full qualifications. A Statement of Attainment is provided upon completion of a skill set.
A selection of skill sets which may be of interest to health care providers including public hospitals and community service providers to promote upskilling of staff include:
|Program code||Program name|
|22277VIC||Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer (Acute Health Setting)|
|22469VIC||Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme|
|22510VIC||Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Risk|
|22529VIC||Performing Allied Health Tasks and Supporting People with Disability|
|22530VIC||Identifying, reporting and preventing abuse and/or grooming of people with disabilities|
|22531VIC||Culturally considerate disability support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People|
|22532VIC||Supporting people with Psychosocial disability|
|22540VIC||Supporting people with complex personal care needs, including behaviours of concern|
|22558VIC||Supporting people with disability to use medications|
|22561VIC||Intermediate risk assessment and management of family violence risk|
|CHCSS00079||Homelessness support work|
Additional courses are listed on the Department of Education and Training’s website, click here to view them.
To be eligible for a Skills First skill set, you must be:
Age or existing qualifications does not affect eligibility to participate in training, however, may impact the fee involved. Prospective, eligible students are eligible to start up to two skills sets per calendar year.
Fees are variable based on the following factors:
For more information regarding training providers and availability of skills sets, please refer to the Victorian Skills Gateway.
AFS stay abreast of any opportunities within the health and social assistance sector, particularly education, so we can continue to communicate how these may be of interest to your organisation.
If you have any questions regarding the Skills First program or how you can benefit from this opportunity, please contact Amelia Matic on 03 5443 0344 or email firstname.lastname@example.org