PENCIL TABLE FINDS A NEW HOME

For the hundreds of students who have come through the Gold Coast doors of KKTC since 2013, you will be familiar with the iconic training room table; affectionately known as the ‘pencil table.’

It is a piece of art in its own right. And this week it found a new home!

Pencil Table

Careful guys

For those who have sat at the table for the first time with a pencil (or pen) in hand can be very confronting; especially when you put your writing instrument down and then try and find it amongst the hundreds designed into the table. The table was a mainstay at the old training headquarters and when we moved to our new premises the size of the old table was a little big for what we are calling the ‘collaboration room.’

Pencil Table

Getting ready for tabletop

 

Pencil table

That’ll do it

 

This room is a meeting room for the training and compliance team and a great room to run a smaller zoom meeting or casual chat with a team member.

So, the call was made to reduce the original table and resize it to fit into the ‘collaboration room.’

Pencil table

Perfect

Well done to the team who have recrafted a college icon! We are pleased to have it safe and sound at our new training HQ!

For information on enrolling with KKTC call 1300 048 133
New ECEC Training Package Update

NEW TRAINING PACKAGE – LATEST UPDATE

KKTC NOW ACCEPTING ENROLMENTS FOR THE NEW TRAINING PACKAGE IN NEW SOUTH WALES

Following recent blogs posts on the new training package and teach out, KKTC have been approved in NSW to offer enrolments in the new Training Package.

In this blog we outline more detail on changes to the Training Package and what it means for the sector.

The first new qualification is CH30121 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and it supersedes CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

The Packaging rules are as follows:

  • Total number of units = 17
  • 15 core units
  • 2 elective units

On training.gov.au you can read more about this qualification. (Check here)

The second new qualification is CH50121 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and it supersedes  CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Entry Requirements for CH50121 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. This qualification is open to individuals who:

  • Hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or
  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

The Packaging rules are as follows:

  • Total number of units = 15
  • 12 core units
  • 3 elective units

On training.gov.au you can read more about this qualification.

See here: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC50121

FURTHER INFORMATION

The official teach out date for CHC30113 & CHC50113 will be 20th January 2023.

At the time of writing no RTOs in QLD are able to enrol students in the new Training Package. We expect that to change in the very near future and will keep students updated.

If current students or centre managers have any immediate questions, please do not hesitate to contact the college on 1300 048 133.

 

The Power of Passionate Trainers

At KKTC, we are very proud of the passion and effort our Trainers and Assessors have for their work. While all of our team have a high standard of dedication and support for their students, some of our trainers go above and beyond to make sure their students are staying on track.

Sarah Chamberlin is one of our Trainer and Assessors that takes keeping her students on track to another level with this little anecdote.

Training in the Central Queensland region, she covers the most area of all of our trainers, with her farthest student 550 kilometers away from her home in Bundaberg.

“The travel is probably the most challenging part of my job,” Sarah said.

“But my favourite part is getting to meet and support people in those regional areas because they don’t usually get visited out there in regional QLD.”

With such an expansive area to cover for her student base, Sarah quite literally goes the extra mile for her students. So, it’s no wonder that when a student doesn’t quite do the right thing, she takes action!

While working in Townsville a few years ago, Sarah was met with a challenging school-based student who seriously underestimated the lengths her trainer would go to keep her on track.

“I had this student, she would call in sick on the days she was meant to work in her centre all the time. This can happen with teens working for the first time,” Sarah recounts.

“I had just recently had a really serious talk with her about the importance of showing up for work because she was falling behind on her hours and it was important she understood the responsibilities that come with working our sector.”

Sarah wanted to give the student the benefit of the doubt and believe that she was being truthful about being unwell on one such occasion, however she still had a suspicion that all was not as it seemed; a suspicion that was soon confirmed.

“One of my other school-based students ‘dobbed’ her in and showed me a photo the supposedly sick student posted on a social media app, which very clearly showed her having lunch with a friend at the local shops!”

“I spoke to Careers Teacher  at her school and showed him the photo, and next thing we were in the car on our way down to the shops to find out why she wasn’t at her centre.”

The student was shocked to see her usually kind-hearted trainer standing before her catching her in a poorly thought-out lie, but Sarah hopes this was enough to show the student just how much she cares.

“We found her at the shopping centre and asked why she called in sick but was well enough to go out for lunch with her friend not long after, and she made some excuse about waking up feeling sick but then feeling better later,” Sarah said.

“Normally I ‘smother them with kindness’, but when I can see a student needs that extra push to reach their full potential, I can get pretty ruthless,” Sarah said.

This level of determination is rare and can only be found in a trainer who truly cares and values their students and their students’ goals.

Way to go Sarah; you have really illustrated the ‘above and beyond’ call of duty KKTC Trainers display!

And a cautionary word for any future School Based Students….don’t get sick and then get better between waking up in the morning and lunch time as you never know if Sarah will make a surprise visit!

Watch the School Based Video where recent trainees talk about their experiences in completing the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care whilst still at school.