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SIT: RSA Language Review

Service and Creative Skills Australia is undertaking a review of the SITHFAB021 Provide responsible service of alcohol unit of competency to ensure that the language used to direct the elements, performance criteria, performance evidence and knowledge evidence is inclusive, fit for purpose and meets legislative requirements.

Overview

SaCSA is undertaking a review of the unit of competency SITHFAB021 Provide responsible service of alcohol, to ensure that it does not include any language that is potentially unlawful or offensive.

SaCSA will engage with external stakeholders to examine the language used in the unit of competency and determine whether there will need to be changes in line with the Training Package Products Development and Endorsement Process Policy (TPP DEPP).

Project Details

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The project has three primary objectives:

  • Review the unit of competency and remove any unlawful or offensive language
  • Identify best practice in developing training products that are inclusive, fit for purpose and meets legislative requirements
  • Review and, if required, update SaCSA’s processes to ensure training product development is based on these best practices.

In collaboration with specialists in human rights and discrimination law, SaCSA is undertaking a review of the SITHFAB021 Provide responsible service of alcohol unit of competency to ensure that the language used to direct the elements, performance criteria, performance evidence and knowledge evidence is inclusive, fit for purpose and meets legislative requirements.

SaCSA will provide a report that includes a guidance document, used to inform Stage 2 of the activity and, if required, the consultation strategy. This material will be prepared in such a way that the documents can be utilised in the future for any related activities or additional activities that will guidance on cultural sensitivity, anti-discrimination, etc.

Based on the outcomes from the Stage 1 report, SaCSA proposes to undertake consultation with community groups and priority cohorts to further analyse the language used in the above unit of competency. SaCSA will collate the consultation data and feedback and report back to the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) on the findings and any next steps.

There are three ways you can become involved with this project.

  1. Contact us regarding our projects using the Contact us form.
  2. By registering to “Become a collaborator” you will be provided with regular updates on the project and there will be opportunities to provide feedback. If you would like to stay abreast of the project and contribute to the consultation, please complete the Become a Collaborator form
  3. As required by the TPP DEPP, we will be establishing a Technical Committee for this project. Visit our Technical Committee page to learn more, or submit an expression of interest to join a Technical Committee. 

SaCSA’s consultation strategy is in line with the TPP DEPP requirements and structure.

SaCSA will engage with a range of stakeholders throughout the project, including:

  • Strategic Workforce Advisory Groups (SWAGS)
  • Technical Committee
  • Employers
  • Community Groups
  • Peak bodies and/or Associations
  • Unions
  • Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments
  • Registered Training Organisation
  • Educational experts
  • Other Jobs and Skills Councils, as required

PROJECT PLAN

Timeline: May to July 2024

SaCSA will undertake a review of the unit of competency SITHFAB021 Provide responsible service of alcohol to ensure that there is no language that is potentially unlawful or offensive. This review will be undertaken through engagement with specialists in human rights and discrimination law. SaCSA will provide a report including guidance documentation that will be used to inform Stage 2 and consultation. SaCSA propose that this material is prepared in such a way that it remains useful in the future for any related activities or guidance on cultural sensitivity/anti-discrimination/etc.

 

Timeline: July 2024 to September 2024

Based on the outcomes from Stage 1, SaCSA will undertake consultation with Community Groups, and priority cohorts to further examine the language used in the above unit of competency to ensure that the language used in the unit of competency is not unlawful or offensive. SaCSA will collate the consultation and report back to the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) on the findings and any next steps.

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Consultation

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SaCSA will send notification to Senior Responsible Officers, the Assurance Body and other JSCs that a consultation strategy and details of the technical committee, including membership and terms of reference, have been published on the SaCSA website.

Ongoing project notifications and updates will be made on this current page of the SaCSA website.

A Technical Committee will be established for this project that includes subject matter experts in their specialised fields, educational experts, state and territory representatives with relevant expertise and training organisations.

To learn more, or submit an expression of interest to join this project’s Technical Committee, visit our Technical Committee page.

There will be opportunity for public and government consultation as part of our national and inclusive process, enabling contributions from key users of the training product being reviewed.

SaCSA will release the draft training product for public consultation including a detailed summary of the changes made and why; draft product for review, including mapping information and draft companion volume implementation guide.

A minimum of four weeks of consultation will occur for this project, ensuring reasonable time is taken for consultation, allowing considered feedback and addressing conflicting views (if required). Consultation may occur through written feedback, attendance at webinars, round tables and phone calls.

Consultation logs will be kept throughout the training product development review process including a high-level summary of all feedback received, and will be published on the SaCSA website.

The Technical Committee will provide feedback and advice throughout the training product development process and final draft of the training products including a statement to form as part of the final submission to the SWAG and CEO of SaCSA.

If additional consultation is required, SaCSA will undertake further consultation with stakeholders to determine revisions and incorporate further feedback.

SaCSA will seek government feedback through Senior Responsible Officers to ensure that implementation issues identified have been addressed appropriately.

SaCSA will submit the draft training products to the Assurance Body as well as publishing the submission on the website at the time of submission to the Assurance Body.

The Assurance Body will assess the submission for compliance and alignment to the TPOF and provide feedback, recommendations and opportunities for revisions (if required).

The Skills Minister will review the training package endorsement and, if approved, publication of the training products will be updated within 10 business days of endorsement.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about the SIT: RSA Language Review project, or would like to provide input or feedback, please get in touch with us.