Scoping Review of OHS Practitioner Qualifications and Competencies

Monday, 6 July, 2009 - 10:00
Industry news

Dear Colleagues / Members,


On-line Survey Launched -  13 April 2010

The Innovation & Business Skills Australia (IBSA) has commenced a scoping review of the OHS Qualifications and Units of Competence contained within the BSB07 Business Services Training Package.   An on-line survey developed by the Education Chapter of the Safety Institute of Australia (SIA) will gather data and information on the strengths as well as issues, concerns and comments that members have in relation to such things as:

  • addressing underlying requirements;
  • meeting the changing regulatory needs;
  • reducing duplication across IBSA Training Packages and qualifications;
  • qualification type descriptors; and
  • opportunities to strengthen the quality and delivery of OHS training in the VET Sector.

A small working group comprising members of the Education Chapter: Vocational & Workplace Training Group  has been formed and will prepare a briefing paper for submission to IBSA prior to the national consultation phase which is likely to commence in early May 2010.  

To participate in this survey please go to the Education Chapter survey link where you will be directed to the survey document. This survey should take about 15 minutes to complete. If you could ensure that all responses are submitted by COB  3rd May  2010, it would be greatly appreciated.  

It is vital that SIA members and Industry provides as much input into this Review, to ensure that OHS Qualifications and Units of Competence remain relevant by meeting current and future Industry and Regulatory requirements.  

This revision will affect our profession into the future.  

A submission is being prepared on behalf of the SIA Education Chapter: Vocational & Workplace Training Group. Therefore it is important that you participate in this process so your thoughts and input can make a difference within these future changes. This is your opportunity; the time is now.  

[Please refer to for further information on the scoping review.]  

Any enquiries should be addressed to  Please feel free to distribute this information to your networks and colleagues.  

PJ Fleming FSIA
SIA Education Chapter
Vocational & Workplace Training Group 
Safety Institute of Australia  
Mob: 0439-605-217