Children's Education and Care - Draft 3 Validation

Project Summary

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.

    The Draft 3 material is now available for public consultation. Further information about the changes are provided in the Validation Guide and detailed mapping tables for each sector.

    The Draft 3 Validation Guide and detailed mapping tables for each sector, can be downloaded individually from the Attachments section at the bottom of this page.

    The mapping tables can be used with the Draft 3 qualifications, units and skill sets to identify specific changes.

    Early Childhood Education and Care Mapping Tables
    Incorporating
    - Draft 2 to Draft 3 mapping
    - Existing CHC training package Qualifications, skill sets and units mapped to those proposed in Draft 3.

    School Age Care Mapping Tables

    Incorporating
    - Draft 2 to Draft 3 mapping
    - Existing CHC training package Qualifications, skill sets and units mapped to those proposed in Draft 3.

    School Based Education Support Mapping Tables
    Incorporating
    - Draft 2 to Draft 3 mapping
    - Existing CHC training package Qualifications, skill sets and units mapped to those proposed in Draft 3.

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Consultation Activities and Timelines

The national consultation process for Draft 3 material will be open from 12th August 2020–2nd October 2020. Throughout this period SkillsIQ will conduct webinars to provide information about the drafts which are available for comment on the online SkillsIQ Feedback Forum.

Webinars

SkillsIQ 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


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


Attachments

Children’s Education and Care Draft 3 Validation Guide
School Age Care Mapping Tables
School Based Education Support Mapping Tables
Children's Education and Care ECE Slides - Webinars 1 and 2
Children's Education and Care EDS Slides - Webinars 4 and 5
Children's Education and Care SAC Slides - Webinars 3 and 6
Early Childhood Education and Care Mapping Tables

Recent Comments

Adam Green 18.09.2020

"The core unit: CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples cultures Should be replaced with: CHCEDS052 Deliver elements of teaching and learning program, because it is much more relevant to every TA in the country plus there is already a DIV core unit as well as a reflection unit that covers much of the elements in the CHCECE054 making this unit largely redundant. Also, every TA spends 4-5 hours per day 'delivering elements' of programs in one-on-one and small groups so this is a very critical unit. I also like the 'supervise outside unit' as another possible inclusion as a core unit. ECE054 is also based on an early childhood framework and many aspects are way outside the direct scope of TAs even when working with ATSI students (which is covered in the DIV unit anyway). It is also impossible to assess in many schools as schools and teachers don't like students to be targeted and singled out - this has a negative effect on students' learning as the student is segregated from their peers due to the isolating effect TAs have, and the instruction of their teacher is substantially reduced due to the loitering presence of the TA (see the DISS report in UK which is the largest report on TAs ever done in the world which also shows that TAs often have a negative effect on student learning - they identify these and other issues that should not be ignored. Given that there are only about 1.3% of students who identify as ATSI, they will be overwhelmed with constant streams of strangers separating them from their peers and the expert instruction of the teacher who tend to stop providing as much support to students who are provided a TA). Hence I suggest the broader unit which can then be applied and contextualised as needed by the RTO."

Children's Education and Care - Draft 3 Validation

CHC40220 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support Draft 3.2

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Breanna Albanese 17.09.2020

"Completely agree here. The units of competency insist time and time again that Certificate iii learners complete tasks well above the scope of the ACSF level of the course, but also above the job description/pay scale they fall within upon course completion. there seems to be too much focus on what employers want to get out of their educators, rather than what is appropriate for an 'entry-level' certificate iii qualification. "

Children's Education and Care - Draft 3 Validation

CHC30120 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Draft 3.2

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Breanna Albanese 17.09.2020

"Agreed; it's incredibly vague around how these pre-req units could be accommodated to for CHC30113 qualified learners without financially disadvantaging them, or discouraging them form upskilling altogether. Hopefully equivalency mapping will clarify this, but it would help to understand what this means for recent graduates who intend to upskill so we can plan accordingly. "

Children's Education and Care - Draft 3 Validation

CHC50120 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Draft 3.2

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Breanna Albanese 17.09.2020

"Agreed. The current electives demonstrate a real lack of the ability to support learners to engage with specialised areas of curriculum planning, it would be wonderful to see this expanded upon and further options provided. "

Children's Education and Care - Draft 3 Validation

CHC50120 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Draft 3.2

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Breanna Albanese 17.09.2020

"I would agree with this, it seems an unnecessary barrier for experienced Certificate iii educators with older qualification to be unable to upskill to the Diploma without completing the newer package or RPL. Both of these pose financial barriers and inevitably, the sector will be negatigvely impacted by a reluctance/inability for existing educators to upskill. "

Children's Education and Care - Draft 3 Validation

CHC50120 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Draft 3.2

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