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Training Package Updates

New Training Package Coming Soon. 

Currently Skills IQ are undertaking a review of the Early Childhood Education and Care training package. The package is being considered on the 23rd of February. If approved, the following qualifications will be upgraded:  

  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Reasons for Change

New training packages and qualifications are developed to meet the changing needs of industry as identified by the Service Skills Organisation.

Anthony Shearer, Manage of C&K College said this week, "This is an important change to Early Childhood Education and Care. This changed is welcomed as it will significantly improve outcomes for both educators and the children in their care." 

What are some of the intended key changes?

  • Students must hold either CHC30120 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care to be eligible to undertake the CHC50120 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. 
  • The Early Childhood Education and Care package will feature an additional 40 hours of placement in a regulated setting
  • The packaging rules have been upgraded:
    • CHC30120 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will have 17 units and
    • CHC50120 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will have 15 units

What does this mean?

From the time the new qualifications are endorsed, it is expected that there will be a 12 month teach out period. The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) outline that "Where a training product is superseded by a replacement version, all delivery to students in the superseded version must finish within one year". 

Students will have the opportunity to complete their qualification in the nominated teach out timeframe or transition to the new qualifications. C&K College of Early Childhood will provide each student with a Transition Plan to support their decision making process. 

 

Update 23/02/2021

C&K College of Early Childhood are currently undergoing an approval process to add the new Early Childhood Education and Care qualifications to our scope.

 

Check back regularly for further updates.