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 following Qualifications are under review:
- CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
- CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) met on the 23rd February 2021. In short, the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care has been approved, but the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care has not yet been approved. The Early Childhood Education and Care package will not be published until all Qualifications have been approved.
The next AISC meeting will be held on Tuesday 20 April 2021.
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 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 The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) outline that "Where a training product is superseded by a replacement version, all delivery to students in the superseded version must finish within one year".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.
C&K College of Early Childhood will provide further updates post the AISC meeting being held in April.
Check back regularly for further updates.