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AISC decision related to transition of First Aid units of competency

17 December 2021

At their 1 December 2021 meeting, the AISC noted the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) had agreed to extend the transition period for superseded first aid units by 6 months to 14 April 2022 to allow extra time for Skills Service Organisations and Industry Reference Committees to update all training products that import first aid units to reflect current versions. See AISC Communique for more detail.

The AISC acknowledged the implementation issues related to superseded first aid units and agreed to support ASQA’s decision by allowing training products that specify superseded first aid units as core or prerequisite requirement to be updated through a ‘minor change’ process which does not require Ministerial endorsement. This expediated process ensures all training  products that import first aid units are updated by the new transition deadline and avoids any further delays for the implementation of current first aid competency standards.