Course Code: 10983NAT & CHC50221

OSHC Courses


Considering a Career in OSHC?

Looking to get qualified for an Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) position? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve broken the mould of rigid timetables and student policies and are proud to be one of Australia’s leading online and distance education providers.


  • With a nation wide skill shortage, employees are in demand!
  • OSHC is a fun and challenging work environment
  • Working with children outside of the classroom creates a unique opportunity to build rapport and relationships in a more social setting.
  • Feel a sense of achievement helping children develop skills and overcome obstacles in a range of physical and educational areas.
  • Flexible work rosters and good pay rates.

Course Options

Enrolments are welcome from anywhere in Australia. There are two course options:

  • 10983NAT Certificate III in Outside School Hours Care – The entry level qualification expected by most OSHC and vacation care centres.
  • CHC50221 Diploma of School Age Education and Care – For those seeking a supervisory or management role in an OSHC or vacation care centre.
Self-Paced Study

Our flexible learning model is based around the Self-paced study mode. It’s a great option with many benefits:

  • With no classes or lectures you can study from any location at times that suit you.
  • No assessment due dates to stress about.
  • Unlimited trainer support available by video-conference, email or phone (you even get your trainer’s mobile number!)
  • Easy to navigate online system.
  • Progress as fast as you like or take your time, the choice is yours.  As a guide:
    • Certificate 3: 2 days per week = 6 months.
    • Diploma: 2 days per week = 12 months.

Online Study

Once enrolled, you will receive access to the student portal. The portal balances interactive “fancy” features and easy-to-use design. Even those with limited computing experience find the system a breeze. Our online courses include:

  • Learning: recorded webinars, videos and other visually engaging resources to enhance your understanding
  • Assessment: quizzes, short answer questions, and practical projects

If you are concerned about “online” study, let us know – the courses can be provided in a correspondence format. 

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Government Funding

There are many different funding programs throughout each State and Territory you may be able to access. Funding programs include:

  • Certificate 3 Guarantee funding (QLD only): Adapt Education is funded by the QLD Government as a Skills Assure Supplier (SAS). If you meet the eligibility requirements you will qualify for the a funded place.
  • Centrelink – Education Supplement ($62 per fortnight), Austudy and Abstudy (Available Australia Wide)
  • Traineeships (QLD only): Combine work and study by signing into a traineeship. QLD trainees will be funded through the User Choice Traineeship program.
  • Traineeships – student and employer incentives for employing a trainee (availability and incentives vary in each State)

Please refer to our Government funding page for further information on each of these funding programs.

We get it! Working out whether you can gain funding can be tricky. Give us a call and we can assess immediately over the phone if you will qualify for any of the available funding or subsidy programs. 1300 380 335

Don’t qualify for funding? Payment plans from $25 per week available. View Fee Schedule. 

What's The Next Step?

  1. Read the Course Outline for your course:
  2. Contact us if you have any questions about funding eligibility, practical placement, study modes, duration, etc.
  3. Submit your enrolment application online. There are no set semester dates, so you can enrol at any time. Alternatively call 1300 380 335 to enrol over the phone.
  4. On receipt of your enrolment application we will conduct a pre-enrolment phone call to confirm your course acceptance.

Have questions? Give us a call on 1300 380 335. We don’t employ salespeople or call centre staff, so when you call you’ll be speaking directly with real people from the word go. Or email us – we guarantee 24hr response time –


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Why Us?

  1. Service – We guarantee friendly staff and prompt responses
  2. Flexible, no stress study – Need an extension? Need to put payments on hold? Want to change study mode? No Problem!
  3. Quality – Our online system is sleek, interactive and easy to use. A quality course will benefit your skills and employability and could be the difference between you completing the course or not…
  4. Price and Payment – you will search long and far to find a comparable price and we don’t charge more for choosing to pay via a payment plan.
  5. Specialists – We don’t do 100’s of courses, we do a few courses and we do them exceptionally well!

Enquiry Form

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