The CHC Community Services Training Package contains qualifications relating to a range of job roles in the community services sector.
Qualifications within this package include those providing skills for people working in early childhood education and care, out of school hours care, mental health, aged care, disability services, alcohol and other drugs, education support, youth work, youth justice, career development, chaplaincy and pastoral care, celebrancy, financial counselling, relationship counselling, family dispute resolution, social housing, and volunteers across a range of different sectors, to name a few.
There is a range of qualifications in this package from Certificate I through to Graduate Diploma, as well as Skill Sets covering a variety of specific skill areas. These may be completed independently, or supplementary to a qualification to provide a definitive set of skills in a particular area or job role. Skill sets cover areas including carer support, administering medication, problem gambling, mediation and more.
Components of the CHC Community Services Training Package will be reviewed from time to time, generally according to the schedule outlined in the Industry Skills Forecasts relevant to the sectors covered by this training package. You can view and download the various Industry Skills Forecasts that relate to the CHC Community Services Training Package by visiting our Industry Engagement pages and selecting the Industry Reference Committee that covers the area you are interested in.
Projects that are currently open for feedback are listed below. We look forward to your involvement and receiving your input. For detailed instructions on how to submit your feedback, CLICK HERE.
to view and access a full list of the CHC Community Services Training Package qualifications.
Projects Open for Feedback
Certificate II in Children's Education Services Draft 1
Open for feedback 26.02.2019 to 30.06.2019
Draft 1 of the Certificate II in Children’s Services is now available for public consultation. These Training Package Products have been developed based on feedback received during the Draft 1 consultation period from November 2017-March 2018.
The Consultation Guide, which can be downloaded below, provides a background to the development of these Training Package Products and some key consultation questions which will provide feedback to inform future drafts.
We encourage those people who are active in the children’s education and care sector to review the draft material and provide comment and feedback.
To access the Consultation Guide, please scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the link.
School Age Care Draft 2 Validation
Open for feedback 04.02.2019 to 30.06.2019
The SAC Draft 2 material is now available for public consultation. These Training Package Products have been updated based on feedback received during the Draft 1 consultation period from November 2017-March 2018.
At this stage, we have had limited feedback in regard to these qualifications and units, so the changes made have been minimal.
We encourage those people who are active in the School-Age Care sector to review the Draft 2 Material and provide comment and feedback to guide the final draft.
To access the Draft 2 Validation Guide, which includes a detailed mapping table, please scroll to the bottom of this page where the Validation Guide can be downloaded.
Early Childhood Education and Care - Draft 2 Validation
Open for feedback 29.11.2018 to 30.06.2019
SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Children’s Education and Care Industry Reference Committee and a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), is undertaking a detailed review of the following six Qualifications and associated 65 Units of Competency in the Children’s Education and Care Sector:
- 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.
This review continues on from previous work in response to 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 Community Services Training Package.
Projects Closed for Feedback
Certificate III in Ageing Support Draft 1
Feedback closed 24.05.2019
SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Aged Services Industry Reference Committee is undertaking development of a new qualification – the Certificate III in Ageing Support.
This work is being undertaken in response to recommendations from the Aged Care Workforce Taskforce report “A Matter of Care – Australia’s Aged Care Workforce Strategy” and is aimed at ensuring workers are equipped with the skills required to work effectively in the aged care sector and provide quality care to their clients.
Children's Education and Care Consultation Draft 1
Feedback closed 14.02.2018
The Children's Education and Care qualifications are currently being reviewed in response to the 2015 Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) strategic review. Draft 1 is now available for comment.