Children’s Education and Care Training Package Development

SkillsIQ, at the direction of the Children’s Education and Care Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), is undertaking an update of the Training Package Products in the Children’s Education and Care sector. These include qualifications relating to Early Childhood Education, School Age Care and Education Support.

This update will address the outcomes of the ASQA strategic review and update the Training Package Products to response to the Case for Change findings. It will also action input received in response to Children's Education and Care consultation papers and ensure revised Training Package Products reflect current industry skills needs. 

Background

This review continues on from previous work regarding the 2015 Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) strategic review, Training for early childhood education and care in Australia. The ASQA findings and broader issues relate to the Children’s Education and Care Qualifications and Units of Competency contained in the CHC Training Package.

The following six Qualifications and associated 65 Units of Competency in the Children’s Education and Care Sector are currently under review: 

  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care
  • CHC50213 Diploma of School Aged Education and Care
  • CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support
  • CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support.

We thank everyone who has submitted material and attended workshops to inform this project to date.

Project Governance 

This project is being directed by the Children's Education and Care IRC. The membership of this IRC is as follows:



A Technical Advisory Committee has also been convened to provide information and support the progress of this project. The TAC membership is as follows: 

Project Status - Draft 3 - Final Draft

The national consultation process for Draft 2 material closed on the 9th September 2019.

Work has commenced on the third and final draft of the Training Package Products. It is envisaged that these will be released for public consultation in April 2020.

The Draft 2 material can be viewed at the following links -

The Early Childhood Education and Care Draft 2 Qualifications and Units of Competency are available on the SkillsIQ feedback forum here.

The School Age Care (SAC) Draft 2 Qualifications and Units of Competency are available on the SkillsIQ feedback forum here.

The Education Support Draft 2 Qualifications and Units of Competency are available on the SkillsIQ feedback forum here.

The Certificate II in Children's Education Services Draft 1 Qualification and Units of Competency are available on the SkillsIQ feedback forum here.

Please note: There will be no further drafts of the Certificate II in Children's Education Services Qualification and Units of Competency as based on the feedback received, the IRC made the decision that this qualification will not proceed.

Consultation Activities 

Throughout this project and most recently in respect to the Draft 2 Qualifications and Units of Competency, SkillsIQ has received constructive and detailed feedback from a range of stakeholders via webinars, workshops, submissions, interviews and the SkillsIQ  Online Feedback Forum.

Further consultation activities for Draft 3 will be scheduled in due course. 

Project Timings 

It is envisaged that public consultation on this final draft will be scheduled throughout April – May 2020 with the submission of the Case for Endorsement for AISC approval at the scheduled August 2020 meeting.

All Draft 3 Training Package Products will be released concurrently for public consultation. 



Further Information

For further information, please contact Marianne Wehby on (02) 9392 8100 or Marianne.Wehby@skillsiq.com.au