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.
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 Aged 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 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 Training Package.
Previous consultation in 2016 highlighted some consistent themes and messages which have been made a focus of the September 2017 consultation paper. In turn feedback from that paper, combined with guidance provided by the TAC, has informed the content of Draft 1 documents.
National consultation for Draft 1 took place from 20th November 2017 – 14th February 2018.
Draft 2 consultation is now taking place and is scheduled to conclude 30 April 2019.
Throughout this period SkillsIQ will be undertaking a number of key activities to engage industry stakeholders and VET professionals. These will include consultation forums, webinars, and opportunities to give feedback via the SkillsIQ Online Feedback Forum.