TAC Special Bulletin - Updated Advice - Early Childhood Education and Care Qualifications

TAC Special Bulletin - Updated Advice - Early Childhood Education and Care Qualifications

Focus on Quality - Early Childhood Education and Care Qualifications

Please note: Updated advice on the Early Childhood Education and Care monitoring audits.

The Training Accreditation Council’s risk management approach to regulation is to consider the risks to the quality of vocational education and training outcomes on an ongoing basis. Underpinned by the Council’s Risk Framework, stakeholders are informed about the Council’s regulatory focus areas via its Focus on Quality: Regulatory Strategy 2021-2023 (the Strategy).
 
The early childhood education and care qualifications are identified as an area of focus in the Strategy and indicates that the Council will monitor compliance in:
  • CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care; and/or
  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
  • CHC50121 Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care; and/or
  • CHC50113 Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.
The strategy also identifies that applications to add the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and the CHC50121 Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care to an RTO’s scope of registration will be subject to a site audit and that TAC will undertake monitoring audits 12 months after RTOs add the new qualifications to their scope of registration and where applicable, will include traineeships and VET delivered to secondary school delivery.
 
Planning for monitoring audits endorsed by the Council has commenced. TAC RTOs who deliver these qualifications will be contacted directly by the Secretariat early in 2022 to discuss the scope of the audit.

The objectives of the monitoring audits are to ensure:
  • early childhood educators and carers receive quality training and assessment that meets the requirements of the training package;
  • trainers and assessors have the necessary industry currency and vocational competency;
  • the quality of training delivered in specific training pathways such as traineeships and VET delivered to secondary school students; and
  • to enquire in to the quality of training and assessment in units of competency related to programming and planning of education and care curriculum, supervision, behaviour management and wellbeing, nutrition and food safety.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of this review, please do not hesitate to contact the TAC Secretariat on 08 9224 6510 or tac@dtwd.wa.gov.au.
 

TAC Education Program

The Council’s regulatory approach enables a culture of continuous improvement.

The Council supports the sector through education and guidance and offers an extensive education program which aims to provide specialised professional development opportunities delivering practical information to support business improvement and assist RTOs understand and meet their compliance obligations against the Standards for RTOs

​Recordings and resources for previous workshops/webinars is available to view here.

 

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