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Children’s Education and Care Training Package Development: Draft 3 Validation Open

SkillsIQ, under 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 Open

Draft 3 Qualifications, skill sets and units of competency for all sectors are available with a Validation Guide and Mapping Tables on the SkillsIQ Online Feedback Forum here.

The national consultation process for Draft 3 is open from Wednesday, 12 August 2020 to Friday, 2 October 2020.

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 

During the feedback period SkillsIQ has conducted interviews and hosted a series of webinars to provide information to assist stakeholder input. 

 Sector Webinar Times and Dates 
Webinar 1: Children’s Education and Care (ECE) Draft 3 Validation   11am - 1pm AEST Wednesday 19th August 2020 - closed
Webinar 2: Children’s Education and Care (ECE) Draft 3 Validation  1pm - 3pm AEST Thursday 20th August 2020 - closed
Webinar 3: Children’s Education and Care (SAC) Draft 3 Validation  11am - 12pm AEST Tuesday 25th August 2020 - closed
Webinar 4: Children’s Education and Care (EDS) Draft 3 Validation  2pm - 4pm AEST Tuesday 25th August 2020 - closed
Webinar 5: Children’s Education and Care (EDS) Draft 3 Validation  11am - 1pm Wednesday 26th August 2020 - closed
Webinar 6: Children’s Education and Care (SAC) Draft 3 Validation  2pm - 3pm AEST Wednesday 26th August 2020 - closed



Project Timings 

It is envisaged that the submission of the Case for Endorsement for AISC approval will be at the scheduled December 2020 meeting. 



Further Information

For further information, please contact Marianne Wehby marianne.wehby@skillsiq.com.au at SkillsIQ, or call 0438 039 665 or (02) 9392 8100.