Course Code: 10983NAT
Check out this course if you are currently working or seeking to work as an Educator with school aged children in Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) programs.
If you are seeking a course for a senior OSHC position, such as Group Leader, 2IC or Director, check out our Diploma of School Age Education and Care.
Our self-paced study modes means that you can progress at a pace that is comfortable for you without the stress of assessment due dates and rigid class timetables.
Subsidies are available for eligible participants. Total course fee may be as little as $0, $50, or $100. See the Funding and Cost section for more info.
You will have up to 2 years to complete but can progress at any pace. As a guide someone allocating 2-3 days per week on assessment could expect to complete the course in 20—24 weeks. Note: This timeframe can vary significantly depending on an individual’s life and work experience, current knowledge and study habits.
Students receiving study benefits from Centrelink (education supplement) will be obligated to complete the course in: 40 weeks (full time) or 69 weeks (part time).
There are no set in-take dates, so you can enrol online at any time. Alternatively call 1300 380 335 to enrol in the Certificate 3 in Outside School Hours Care over the phone. To find out more about our enrolment process go to the How to Enrol page on this site.
For further course details click on the tabs above, or Download Certificate III Outside School Hours Care course outline.
Call 1300 380 335 if you have any questions or to check your eligibility for funding.
10983NAT Certificate III in Outside School Hours Care
CHCSAC006 Support children to participate in school age care
CHCPRT025 Identify and report children and young people at risk
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices
CHCSAC007 Develop and implement play and leisure experiences in school age care
CHCEDS049 Supervise students outside the classroom
CHCCCS009 Facilitate responsible behaviour
CHCSAC008 Work collaboratively and respectfully with school age children
CHCSAC009 Support the holistic development of children in school age care
BSBTWK201 Work effectively with others
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting.*
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Straight Islander cultural safety
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Apart from being a crucial life skill, the unit HLTAID012 Provide first aid in an education and care setting is a core unit in this course. You may book into an Adapt Education first aid course or you can complete it with any provider in Australia.
As working with children is a part of this course, it is required that students obtain clearance from the relevant authority prior to commencing their practical placement.
Learning consists of webinars, interactive learning modules and readings. We reduce the assessment workload in this course through the use of integrated assessments. Each course module consists of two key assessment components:
Certificate III in Outside School Hours Care
Standard Course Fee
Student Co-Contribution Fee for those who qualify for the Certificate 3 Guarantee Subsidy
Student Co-Contribution Fee for corporate groups (10+ students) who qualify for the Certificate 3 Guarantee Subsidy
User Choice Traineeship
School Based Traineeship
Payment plans are offered at no additional cost! That’s right, you DO NOT pay more if you opt for a payment plan. No Interest, account, or administration fees. No contracts with external finance companies. You nominate the payment periods (i.e. weekly, fortnightly or monthly). You nominate the amount you are comfortable paying (i.e. $50, $100, $200, etc.). Payment plans are processed with our direct debit system.
Upfront Payments can be made by credit card, bank transfer, cheque, money order or cash.
This course is approved for funding through the following agencies/programs:
Contact us and we will let you know if you or your employer may attract funding.
Adapt Education is an approved Skills Assure provider funded by the QLD Government to deliver this course.
The course is heavily subsidised, however a small student co-contribution fee is applicable. Concession card holders (health care card or pension concession card) and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander persons will qualify for the concessional rates indicated. Student contribution fees can be incorporated into an interest free payment plan.
To be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee, a student must:
Some important points about the Certificate 3 Guarantee:
Combine paid work, training and school with a School Based Traineeship (SAT):
Adapt Education is approved by the QLD Government to deliver User Choice funded training for this qualification.
This course is Centrelink approved and you may be eligible to receive ongoing study support benefits while you study from home. If you are on a single parent pension, a carers pension, disability pension, NewStart and several others, you may be eligible for the Education Supplement ($62 p/fortnight for full time study for the nominated duration of the course) and/or the Education Entry Payment ($208 one off payment). To find out if you’re eligible for Centrelink payments check their website or call 13 24 90 and ask about the above payments. For eligible participants to claim the education supplement, simply take a signed copy of your training plan (issued upon enrolment) into centrelink and attach it to the relevant centrelink form.
This course can be delivered as part of a School Based Traineeship or Fee For Service.
Completion of the course will:
Note: ATAR information is generic only. Please refer to QTAC for information on a student’s specific circumstances. Refer to university policies regarding acceptance of VET qualifications and rankings as they can differ (Some universities do not accept Cert III courses for entry).
RTO Delivery: Students undertake the course Self-Paced Online. This may be:
Adapt Education provide unlimited online, phone and email support to students. The school may opt to nominate a support teacher for additional face-to-face support.
All enrolment paperwork, student induction, training and assessment is conducted by Adapt with no administrative or teaching burdens placed on school staff.
Shared delivery: The school and RTO share delivery and assessment responsibilities. For example, Adapt Education may deliver key sessions on campus and be responsible for all assessment marking to reduce the burden on school staff however an approved “in-house” teacher may be responsible for day-to-day delivery and support. Minimum group numbers apply for this mode. Contact us for a customised quote.
Partnered Delivery: Schools wanting to deliver the qualification to a large cohort may seek a partnering arrangement. This involves the school delivering Adapt’s program with an approved “in-house” teacher. Contact us for a customised quote.
This course can form part of a School Based Traineeship (SAT) for QLD school students. The traineeship involves:
Other Qualifications offered to School Based Students include: