Early Childhood Education and Care - Draft 2 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.

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The ECE Draft 2 material is now available for public consultation. Significant changes have been made to the structure of existing Qualifications, with the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care proposed as being an Entry Requirement to the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

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.

Consultation Activities and Timelines

The national consultation process for Draft 2 material will be open from 30 November 2018 – 9 September 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.

Webinars

Please click here to access the PowerPoint presentation slides used in the webinars conducted in December 2018 and click here to see the responses to "Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) raised in the webinars.

For further information please contact  marianne.wehby@skillsiq.com.au at SkillsIQ or call (02) 9392 8100.

Attachments

ECE Validation Guide

Recent Comments

Vicki Shearer 29.08.2019

"The qualification is way too focused on training educators for the nominated supervisor role, rather than the role the qualification is intended for. What about more of a focus on pedagogy and play? Pulling apart the unit CHCECE043 would be fantastic, such as having a separate units for music, art and creative play. Also, a unit specific to the Educational Leaders role would be great, rather than trying to cover this across multiple imported units. "

Early Childhood Education and Care - Draft 2 Validation

CHC50119 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Draft 2

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Vicki Shearer 29.08.2019

"100% agree with you Carla, inclusion of CHC30113 in the entry requirements would be fair and reasonable. To ask an educator or student who has recently completed CHC30113 to undertake gap training prior to entering the CHC50119 may deter them. Also, the entry requirement of 'have at least one year of full time employment experience as an early childhood educator where they have applied the skills and knowledge covered in the above (or equivalent) qualification' is unfair for educators who don't fall in this category and have exceptional skills and knowledge. CHC30113 included in the entry requirements would support a fair transition period for educators in this category."

Early Childhood Education and Care - Draft 2 Validation

CHC50119 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Draft 2

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Anne Parker 28.08.2019

"Yes Gail I agree we can give a strong focus to the AEDC in planning for children's skill development"

Early Childhood Education and Care - Draft 2 Validation

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Gail Clark 28.08.2019

"In addition to knowing about the NQS, it would be useful for students to have an awareness of the Australian Early Development Census and its application in local settings."

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Gail Clark 28.08.2019

"In addition to the NQS, it would be useful for students to demonstrate a working knowledge of the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) and be able use local results to support curriculum development and planning across the five domains, and build key partnerships at the centre level. "

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