Course Code: CHC40113

Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care

Overview

Before and After School Care providers and Vacation Care providers are looking for qualified staff! Check out this course if you are currently working or seeking to work with school aged children in Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) programs.

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.

  • Nationally Recognised? Yes
  • Who can enrol? Students in all States and Territories of Australia
  • Trainer Support? Unlimited

Job roles from this qualification may include: Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) Educator, Before and After School Care Worker, Educator Outside Of School Hours (OOSH), Childrens Services Educator, Vacation Care employee.

For full course details Download Certificate IV School Age Education and Care course outline

call 1300 380 335 if you have any questions about this course.

Course Details
  • Training modes for this qualification include: self paced online, self paced correspondence, or blended delivery
  • For those not currently working in an educational setting, a minimum of 120 hours practical placement (work experience) in an educational setting must be achieved. Additional hours (up to 100) may be required for school based students, students on a traineeship, Early School Leavers or those that have been assessed as having limited work/life experience so as to allow more time to develop skills in a work setting. You can arrange your own placement or Adapt can arrange one near to you.
  • This qualification is approved for Centrelink’s Education Supplement. View the Government funding page on this website to find out more about the funding.
  • All training, assessment and student services for this course are offered by Adapt Education (RTO# 32452). We do not act as a broker and no aspect of your enrolment will be outsourced to another organisation.
Duration

In most instances you will have up to 2 years to complete this qualification. Being self-paced study you can enrol at any time and progress at any speed you like without the stress of due dates and rigid class time tables. Study duration depends on the hours you put in and your skill level. As a guide, someone dedicating 8 hours per week to study, could expect to complete the assessment component of the course in 7 – 10 months.

Note: students receiving government funding may be obligated to complete the program in a shorter time frame:

  • Centrelink (education supplement): Full time 58 weeks, part time 98 weeks
Cost

For course fees click here

Payment plans are offered at no additional cost! That’s right, you DO NOT pay more if you opt for a payment plan. 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.).

Upfront Payments can be made by credit card, bank transfer, cheque, money order or cash. Payment plans are processed with a direct debit system.

Contact us for a quote if you have specific requirements or a group booking

Requirements
  • It is an expectation that you will have access to a computer and the internet to complete the assessment requirements of the course. Please discuss with Adapt if this is an issue as strategies can be put in place to assist.
  • It is expected that students have well developed Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills. Students who do not meet the minimum LLN requirements for this course will be provided a range of options and strategies to assist.
  • For information regarding Adapt Education’s policies and procedures please refer to our student handbook

Working With Children Check

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.

How to Enrol

There are no set in-take dates, so you can enrol online at any time. Alternatively call 1300 380 335 to enrol over the phone. To find out more about our enrolment process go to the How to Enrol page on this site.

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First Aid

Apart from being a crucial life skill, having up-to-date First Aid certification can improve your employability. One of the core units in this course is HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting. You may book into an Adapt Education first aid course or you can complete this unit with any first aid provider in Australia. Simply present your certificate to us on completion and we will credit the unit towards your course.

Important points:

  • The cost of the first aid unit is not included in Adapt Education’s course fee. You will need to pay the listed course fee to your selected first aid provider.
  • Ensure the you are booking into a first aid course that includes the nationally recognised unit HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting.

Units (19 units required)

Unit Name

CHCDIV001 Work with Diverse people Core
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence Core
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children Core
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks Core
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice Core
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning Core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
CHCSAC001 Support children to participate in school age care Core
CHCSAC002 Develop and implement play and leisure experiences in school age care Core
CHCSAC003 Work collaboratively and respectfully with children in school age care Core
HLTWHS001 Participate in work health and safety Core
CHCSAC004 Support the holistic development of children in school age care Core
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting Core
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people Core
CHCPRP003 Reflecton and improve own professional practice Core
CHCEDS032 Support learning and implementation of responsible behaviour Core
CHCEDS022 Work with students in need of additional support Core