Communiques and Training Package Updates

Training Package Updates

View or download the latest updates on training packages from the Emergency Response Sub-committee.

New skill sets for VET trainers and front-line workers – 2 October 2020 

Two new skill sets have been endorsed to support VET trainers and front-line workers in customer service roles with changed skills needs arising as a result of COVID-19: 

The Training and Education (TAE) Training Package Implementation Guide has also been updated and is available on VETNet here

New skill sets for small business and displaced workers – 16 September 2020

Three new skill sets have been endorsed to support small businesses to adapt to operating in an online environment, and assist displaced workers secure employment in areas of labour market growth: 

ICT Interpretation Guide – 16 September 2020 

An ICT Interpretation Guide for Cyber Security and Cloud Computing has been developed to support the first five of the nine new ICT skill sets listed below. 

The Guide provides useful information in relation to creating course content and assessment plans for the skill sets. Download the Guide here

ICT Training Package Products - 21 July 2020

New skill sets have been developed for the ICT sector to meet priority workforce needs in a number of specialty areas:

Other new skill sets include:

View the ICT Training Package version 6.0.

Cross Sector Infection Control Unit and Skill Set – 2 July 2020

New cross sector unit and skill set developed for infection control:

These complement the existing skill sets for Retail, Food Handling and Transport and Logistics developed in May.

Contextual advice has been developed for ten industry sectors, including 31 sub-sectors:

Sports and Recreation
  • Gyms & Fitness Centres
  • Sports & Recreation
Business Services
  • Business Services
Hair and Beauty
  • Hairdressing
  • Beauty Salons and Day Spas
Entertainment and Amusement
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amusement & Cultural Institutions
Education and Care
  • Children's Education and Care
  • Schools
  • Tertiary Education
Cafe, Restaurant and Accommodation
  • Cafes and Restaurants
  • Accommodation Services
Construction and Property Services
  • Construction, Engineering and Technical Services
  • Real Estate Services
  • Architectural Services
  • Waste Collection, Treatment and Disposal Services
  • Building Cleaning
  • Pest Control and Security 
  • Fire Protection and Fire Safety
  • Swimming Pool and Spa Servicing
Mining, Drilling, Civil
  • Mining
  • Drilling
  • Civil Infrastructure


Weddings, Funerals and Religious Services

  • Weddings
  • Funerals
  • Religious Services
Domestic Travel
  • Public Transport
  • Aviation and Marine Transport
  • Taxi, Rideshare and Chartered Bus Services
  • Travel Support Services (Including Booking Agencies)

COVID-19 Critical Skills Point of Care Testing – 12 June 2020

Training and assessment resources have been developed for the below units:

  • MSL974030 Process body fluid specimens using a point of care testing device (now available)
  • HLTPAT003 Perform capillary blood collections (now available)

Access these resources through Australian Training Products.

Entry into Care Roles Skill Set - 15 May 2020

Infection Control Skill Sets - 12 May 2020

Statement regarding the delivery of first aid training - 15 April 2020


View the Communiques from the Emergency Response Sub-committee meetings below.