As you may be aware, Skills IQ is undertaking an update of the Training Package Products in the Children’s Education and Care sector to reflect current industry skills needs. These include changes to the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Certificate III) and CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (Diploma).
One of the key changes relates to the new entry requirements for the Diploma; going forward, students will need to hold the Certificate III in order to enter the Diploma.
The final approval of the new Training Package Products is scheduled to take place in October 2020. With these changes just around the corner, ALG will start issuing separate Confirmation of Enrolments (CoEs) for the Certificate III and the Diploma for any applications submitted for the October intake and beyond, as follows:
- COE for CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - 39 weeks
- COE for CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - 65 weeks
Students can apply to undertake both courses as a “package” and 2 x CoEs will be issued (with the Diploma CoE conditional of successful completion of the Certificate III). The total duration of the package remains unchanged at 104 weeks.
Please note that further communication in relation to the transition period for current students will be provided when the new training package has been released.