Childcare trainers face more audits
ORGANISATIONS that teach childcare workers how to do their jobs will face extra audits following revelations that some training is not meeting government standards.
Assistant Education Minister Simon Birmingham said on Thursday that the vast majority of childcare training organisations were meeting the standards, but some childcare providers had "black-banned" graduates of some training courses because of a lack of confidence in their competency.
A review of the childcare training system, released on Thursday, showed some registered training organisations were not properly assessing students to ensure they met the standard.
Senator Birmingham said the government would increase audits of training organisations and create a new "preferred provider" system to recognise those that met the standards.
He said some courses were leaving graduates without the required skills.