The Children's Education and Care IRC is responsible for national training package qualifications relevant to Early Childhood Educator and Education Aide job roles. These job roles provide education, care, support and assistance in a range of educational settings including independent schools and community settings.
These qualifications are included in the CHC Community Services Training Package.
The IRC will consult widely during any future training package development process providing opportunity for any interested parties to make a contribution.
Technical Advisory Committees may also be established to inform future work, utilising a broad range of stakeholders with technical and specific industry knowledge.
The Children's Education and Care IRC is supported by the Skills Service Organisation, SkillsIQ. For more information visit SkillsIQ.
Further information about the role of IRCs and how they operate can be found in the IRC Operating Framework.
The AISC has approved the following members for the Children's Education and Care IRC:
|Representation Type||Organisation||Member||Home State|
|Employer/ Enterprise||KU Children's Services||Ms Jan Faulkner||NSW|
|Gowrie Victoria||Ms Michele Haywood||VIC|
|RTO||Charles Darwin University||Ms Kim Hawkins (Deputy chair)||NT|
|TAFE SA||Ms Dawn Benjamin||SA|
|Government||Department of Education and Care (NT)||Ms Sue Longstaff||NT|
|Blacktown City Council||TBC|
|Peak Bodies and Association||Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care - National Voice for our Children||Mr David Ellis||VIC|
|Family Day Care Australia||Mr Michael Farrell||NSW|
|Australian Community Children's Services||Mr Brian Newman (Chair)||VIC|
|National Outside School Hours Services Association||TBC|
|Australian Childcare Alliance||Ms Ann Marie Chemello||WA|
|Early Childhood Australia||Ms Annette Barwick||TAS|
|National Authority||Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority||Mr Michael Petrie||NSW|
|Union||United Voice||Dr Emma Cannen||NSW|
|United Services Union||Ms Sue Kealy||NSW|