Field                   Community and Social Services


Revision of Employment Support qualification


National Certificate in Employment Support (Level 4) [Ref: 1173]


Careerforce, the Community Support Services ITO Limited, has revised the qualification listed above.


Date new versions published                                                          October 2012


The next qualification review is planned to take place during 2015 as part of a Mandatory Review process.


Reason for the revision


The qualification was revised in order to maintain achievability as many of the unit standards that were previously available in the elective section have had their classification changed.  Version 2 provides access to standards intended to be available in version 1 but which had become unavailable due to their reclassification into domains within the subfield Health, Disability, and Aged Support.


Main changes resulting from the revision


With the extension of coverage in October 2011 to Careerforce (Community Services ITO Ltd) to include Employment Support, the contact details for this qualification have changed.


Changes to structure and content

·      The subfield Health, Disability, and Aged Support has been added to the elective section.

·      The level and title of standard 15309 were updated following review.




People currently working towards version 1 can either complete that version or transfer their results to version 2.