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.

Draft 2 material for the School Age Care (SAC) and Education Support (EDS) Qualifications and Units will be available in January 2019.

Consultation Activities and Timelines

The national consultation process for Draft 2 material will be open from 30 November 2018 – 29 March 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.


Workshops

Workshops are now scheduled for dates in February 2019.

To register for a workshop, please select from the list below.

Hobart, Tuesday 5th February 2019

Melbourne, Wednesday 6th February 2010 (morning) - This workshop is full. Registration is available for workshop 2. 

Melbourne, Wednesday 6th February (afternoon) 

Sydney, Tuesday 12th February 2019 (morning) - This workshop is full. Registration is available for workshop 2.

Sydney, Tuesday 12th February 2019 (afternoon)

Brisbane, Wednesday 13th February 2019

Canberra, Thursday 14th February 2019

Adelaide, Friday 15th February 2019

Perth, Monday 18th February 2019

Darwin, Wednesday 20th February 2019

Alice Springs, Thursday 21st February 2019


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

Attachments

ECE Validation Guide

Recent Comments

Kat Jellema 15.02.2019

"If CHC30113 is not deemed equiv. to the new, then students with the CHC30113 are only able to enrol in the new Diploma if they have worked for 12 months full time or complete the new Cert III (gap training or RPL) hardly seems fair as they would have way more skills and knowledge than someone who has just simply worked fulltime in a service for 12 months."

Early Childhood Education and Care - Draft 2 Validation

CHC50119 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Draft 2

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Kat Jellema 15.02.2019

"Shouldn't the first aid unit be a core in the Diploma as well? If you have someone enrolling with just the 'one year full time employment experience' they may not have their first aid certificate and therefore become qualified without it. Surely this is posing a risk?!"

Early Childhood Education and Care - Draft 2 Validation

CHC50119 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Draft 2

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Liza Corrigan 15.02.2019

"I agree Debbie, the definition can vary but it does usually involve assessing a region's geographical features by military personnel. I feel the word assess would be more appropriate."

Early Childhood Education and Care - Draft 2 Validation

CHCECE041_Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children Draft 2

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Alissa Haddad 15.02.2019

"Hi Debbie, sorry for the long winded response above. Yes that's right. Agency, if it is truly to be honored and to assist students learn this ped practice and be assessed reliably, it would be beneficial to include the word agency. The criteria would need to reflect a range of the agency practices (not just participation). On another note, when it comes to designing assessment tools, it is easier to meet reliability and sufficiency of evidence when there are specific skills to look for, so spelling agency out would work well. Assessors will know exactly what they are looking for to determine if the student can put agency into practice. Hope that helps :) Thanks for listening Debbie. Have a lovely day."

Early Childhood Education and Care - Draft 2 Validation

CHC30119 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Draft 2

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Debbie Conway 15.02.2019

"Alissa, I feel 035 is large enough, but agree that there is overlap in 035."

Early Childhood Education and Care - Draft 2 Validation

CHC30119 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Draft 2

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