The Children’s Education and Care IRC submitted their Case for Endorsement to the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) at the 23rd February 2021 meeting. This overhaul of the Early Childhood Education, Education Support and School Aged Care qualifications will revise many of the units and qualifications in the CHC training package.
In the AISC Communique – 23 February 2021 Meeting, the committee gave “approval in principle” to some new versions of historically popular CHC courses. This move means that we may soon see the 2021 Early Childhood Education and Care on training.gov.au!
However, not all qualifications were approved and further revisions need to be made before AISC will approve all the new qualifications…
What’s Coming in the New CHC Training Package?
Here is a summary of the proposed updates to the CHC training package:
- The revision of six (6) qualifications
- The revision of 32 units of competency
- The addition of three (3) new units of competency
- The addition of one (1) new skill set
- The revision of two (2) skill sets
- The deletion of six (6) units of competency
- The deletion of three (3) skill sets
The New 2021 CHC Qualifications
The Case for Endorsement put forward by the Children’s Education and Care IRC will create new versions of all 6 qualifications under review, including:
Current Status of the Children’s Education and Care Project
The Children’s Education and Care project has been in progress for a number of years now and many industry stakeholders were hopeful the training package update would be approved at the February 23rd meeting.
Four qualifications were given “in-principle approval” based on the case for endorsement submission. This means these qualifications should eventually be released to training.gov.au with the units and packaging that was included in the case for endorsement.
- CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and care
- CHC50221 Diploma of School Age Education and Care
- CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support
- CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support
Unfortunately, two qualifications were not approved and further revisions will need to be made before the AISC will endorse these new courses:
- CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and care
- CHC40121 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care
The AISC have said they will be working with the Children’s Education and Care IRC to find solutions to address the stakeholder concerns regarding these two qualifications. Once those concerns have been addressed, revised versions of the qualifications will be submitted to AISC for endorsement.
There is potential for AISC to add an extra meeting to their calendar for the year specifically to review and approve this training package update, which is great news for the training providers and other industry stakeholders who have been anxiously awaiting this update.
As of early-March 2021, we are still awaiting more information about what issues were identified in the two qualifications that were not approved and what changes may be required to address the stakeholder concerns. We are also waiting for more information on probable timelines for the changes to be made and the updated Case for Endorsement to be re-submitted to the AISC.
What we do know is the four qualifications that were approved “in-principle” won’t be published on training.gov.au until all six qualifications in the project are approved and can be released at the same time.
Need New 2021 CHC RTO Resources?
We are developing new 2021 Early Childhood Education and Care resources and they will be complete soon!
Our CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education materials will be complete and ready for delivery first, followed by the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care training resources.
We will continue to follow this project closely and make any final updates and changes to the training resources required to align to the final version uploaded to training.gov.au, and ensure our clients have the opportunity to be among the first training providers to market with these new courses.
Pre-order your CHC learning and assessment materials now to deliver the 2021 ECE courses as quickly as possible after the courses are published on training.gov.au!
Simply click on the links below to learn more about our new RTO training materials – free samples, packaging, pricing and more:
- Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30121 RTO Resources
- Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50121 RTO Resources
- Certificate III in School Based Education Support CHC30221 RTO Resources
We can also offer individual units of competency from the qualification packages – view our list of available RTO training materials here.
Please contact us now on 1300 885 484 or email email@example.com to check the development status of the new 2021 CHC resources or get more information about other RTO training materials in our range.