Health Care - NT Subject Matter Experts Needed

The Health Industry Reference Committee (IRC) consists of a group of volunteer health experts that strive to enhance training packages with the Health Industry to better skill the workforce.

When particular projects come around and the IRC need support, they form a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), these TAC’s consist of subject matter experts that can provide high-level strategic and policy advice to the IRC throughout the life of the project.

SkillsIQ are managing the following projects and are currently searching for subject matter experts in;

Anaesthetic Technology
The objective of this TAC will be to contribute to the update and development of Units of Competency and the associated Qualification for Anaesthetic Technicians:

  • HLT57915 Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology

The project work will aim to ensure that the anaesthetic technology sector is supported by a high quality trained and skilled workforce. Updating the current qualification will enable access to training that will support the sector in implementing safety and quality patient care that is aligned with the new professional standards required by the industry. 

Cast Technology
The objective of this TAC will be to provide expert knowledge to develop a new Qualification in Cast Technology to address key issues relating to;

  • The development of a nationally recognised Qualification for Cast Technicians, and
  • The provision of skilled Cast Technicians with the appropriate knowledge and skills to cater to patients visiting hospitals and outpatient services

The project work will aim to ensure that the cast technology sector is supported by a high quality trained and skilled workforce. Access to a skilled cast technician workforce as well as an appropriate Qualification that supports the skills and knowledge requirements of the job role as defined by industry is critical for the Health sector. 

The TAC will be required to provide input and guidance on required skills and knowledge, in order to commence drafting of new Training Package Products. It is preferred that applicants can demonstrate direct experience in cast technology job roles (preferably Plaster/Cast/Orthopaedic Technicians).

Clinical Coding
The objective of the TAC will be to provide technical expert knowledge to develop a new Qualification and associated new Units of Competency in Clinical Coding that will ensure;

  • Clinical coders have access to appropriate skills and knowledge, in order to meet the current and future needs of the Australian health care system, and that
  • The proposed new Qualification will provide technical, analytical, decision-making and health knowledge skills upon which to facilitate articulation, including progression to further study and to gain qualifications in Health Information Management.

The project work will aim to ensure that the clinical coding sub sector is supported by a high quality trained and skilled workforce. Collaborative engagement within the Health Information Management sector, which includes clinical coding, will be a key role played by TAC members to enhance and contribute to the Training Package Development process.

Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support
The objective of the TAC will be to provide technical expert knowledge to address the skills and knowledge gaps in existing units of competency and to provide specialist knowledge to develop new units of competency that will be made available to Hospital Pharmacy assistants and technicians through the following updated Qualifications;

  • HLT37119 Certificate III in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support
  • HLT47119 Certificate IV in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support

The project work will aim to ensure that the Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support sector is supported by a high quality trained and skilled workforce. Hospital Pharmacy Assistants and Technicians require access to appropriate skills and knowledge in order to meet the current and future needs of the Australian health care system.

The TAC will be required to provide input and guidance on required skills and knowledge, in order to commence drafting of new Training Package Products. It is preferred that applicants can demonstrate direct experience in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support job roles.


Expressions of interest are due by 5.00pm on Friday 7 June 2019.

For more information on the project, or to provide your feedback please contact Debbie Knight via email or by calling 08 7913 7517.