2021 CHC Training Package Updates

The 2021 Early Childhood Education and Care courses have just been approved by the AISC! Pre-order your new 2021 CHC RTO resources now to prepare your RTO ASAP.


July 21, 2021 UPDATE 

The 2021 CHC Child Care and Education Support qualifications are now published on training.gov.au. The 2013 and 2015 versions of the CHC qualifications have superseded. Traditionally, RTOs will have a teach out period of one year so existing students in the 2013 and 2015 courses will have enough time to finish the course. 

RTOs are encouraged to transition their superseded materials as soon as possible to avoid getting caught out once the deadline comes. Read on to learn more about this update and the best way your RTO can move forward.

APRIL 20, 2021 UPDATE 

The NEW 2021 CHC update has just been approved and will now be the changes may soon be published on training.gov.au. The massively popular Child Care and Education Support qualifications will soon have their new 2021 versions. 

Many Registered Training Organisations have been anticipating the update because it involves courses with some of the biggest number of enrolments in the VET industry in Australia. To prepare for and make the most out of the upcoming student demand for the new qualifications, you must first learn the changes and acquire new CHC RTO resources that you will need.

The AISC agreed to the following in approving the new CHC training package:

  • the removal of the Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care qualification.
  • development of resources to support RTOs in undertaking RPL for students with prior experience or other education-related qualifications who do not meet the entry requirement to the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
  • research to examine the effects of the Certificate III entry requirement to the Diploma on Diploma enrolment/completions over the next 18-24 months.
  • the removal of prerequisites from two units in the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
  • the retention of the proposed entry requirement to the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

If you need RTO learning and assessment materials for the new 2021 CHC courses, please check our new CHC product pages below. We are currently developing new RTO resources for these courses and most of them are almost ready for delivery. 

It should be noted that in approving the 2021 CHC training package, the AISC agreed to delete the Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care.

APRIL 14 , 2021 UPDATE

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee have just published the agenda for their 37th meeting on 20 April 2021. You can view the PDF file here.

Included in the agenda is the resubmission of the Cases for Endorsement of two CHC qualifications that were not approved in the February AISC meeting. If these qualifications get approved on 20 April, we may see the new 2021 CHC courses published on training.gov.au in a month or two.

This is big news for RTOs anticipating the latest release of the historically popular CHC qualifications, because a large number of students are expected to enrol in the 2021 CHC courses.

2021 Community Services Training Package Update

SkillsIQ has officially announced that the AISC Committee approved their Cases for Endorsement! Among those included in the approval are some HLT qualifications, the Responsible Online Wagering Services unit, and the much-awaited Early Childhood Education and Care and School Based Education Support courses!

The childhood education and care and ‘ed support’ courses are some of the most popular CHC courses, and some of them have already been approved during the AISC Communique – 23 February 2021 Meeting. Once the 2021 CHC qualifications get released, you can expect massive demand for them.

Because of the competition in the area, many organisations have already planned out their strategy and pre-ordered the 2021 CHC RTO resources. After all, RTOs that can bring the latest qualifications to market as soon as possible can gain higher enrolment volumes from students looking for the new qualifications.

What Changes in the New CHC Training Package Should I Prepare For?

The bullets below show a quick summary of the proposed changes:

  • A total of 6 qualifications, 32 units of competency, and two (2) skill sets have been revised.
  • There are three (3) new units of competency and one (1) new skill set.
  • A total of 6 units of competency and three (3) skill sets were deleted

Some proposed changes were not yet approved, but the AISC green-lighted the qualifications below (including the popular CHC30121 and CHC30221 qualifications):

  • 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

Two qualifications haven’t been approved yet, but the AISC will consider meeting out of session to support the new CHC update’s timely approval.

The qualifications that are yet to be approved are:

  • CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC40121 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care

What Does My RTO Need to Do Next?

Plan out your strategy – the sooner, the better. Many RTOs will want to be the first to market the popular Cert III in Early Childhood Education and Care, Cert III in School Based Education Support, and Dip of Early Childhood Education and Care.

I highly suggest that RTOs prepare for addition to scope projects and that they should secure their 2021 CHC RTO resources now. Investing in training resources and adding courses to scope ASAP will help RTOs capitalise on the inevitable student demand for the latest courses.

If you are looking for new training materials to help your RTO deliver the 2021 CHC courses, then I’ve got good news! We are currently developing RTO resources for popular CHC qualifications. Just click on the links below to secure your pre-order ASAP and get special pricing:

If you’re interested in the new 2021 CHC RTO training resources, please call us now on 1300 822 599 or enquire at [email protected].

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