Skills Queensland is offering scholarships of $1,000 to $15,000 to Health industry workers who want develop their skills and knowledge to support vocational training in the Health industry.
You could become a qualified VET trainer and assessor and:
• Learn how to support traineeships and VET student placements.
• Develop skills to design training programs and assessment strategies.
• Learn more about the national competency based training system.
• Influence the quality of vocational training and assessment in Health.
• Become a VET qualified trainer and assessor.
• Gain relevant VET qualification or upgrade your qualification.
These scholarships aim to build the capacity of the Health industry workforce to participate in vocational training and influence the vocational training of the future Health workforce. The assessment panel will consider all applications from committed health workers that support this aim.
Applications close 25 March 2011. For more information and to download an application form, go to: http://training.qld.gov.au/information/vet-health/index.html or contact Phillip Barrow Ph: (07) 3826 3979.
So what does VET mean for Health?
• Certificates III and IV in Allied Health Assistance
• Certificates III and IV in Hospital /Health Services Pharmacy Support
• Certificates III and IV in Dental Assisting
• Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assistants in Nursing)
• Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled Nursing)
VET also now deliver skill sets for all types of health professionals and support roles, including:
• Chronic Disease Self-Management Skill Set
• Medications Assistance Skill Set
• Team Leadership Skill Set
There are many more and these are mostly contained within the National Health Training Package. (Scholarships also available for VET trainers and assessors who wish to develop their Health industry skills and qualifications. Further information is available at the address above.)