Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care – CHC40113

Australian Workplace Training offers Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care via two delivery modes:
Externally and Online.

This qualification covers workers who conduct vacation programs as well as before and after school care activities for children of school age.

Outside school hours care workers plan activities and provide care to children, facilitating their leisure and play and enabling them to achieve their developmental outcomes These workers may work under direct supervision or autonomously or may have some supervisory responsibilities for volunteers and other workers.

Occupations may include:           (*may vary depending on jurisdiction and legislation)

  • OSHC Assistant
  • Mobile Assistant
  • Program Leader
  • Recreation Assistant
  • Vacation Care Educator
  • Outside School Hours Care Supervisor

An interview with a Trainer will be arranged prior to your enrolment. In this interview any difficulty you might experience with your training will be discussed, these may be language, literacy or physical disabilities. If you have any concerns or special needs please discuss them with the trainer during the interview as support could be available for you.

External and Online students study this course at their own pace, however it is anticipated the course will be completed in approximately twelve months, it can be completed earlier depending on the individual. Students work at home with self paced units and have access to a trainer either face to face or by phone, fax, correspondence and email for assistance. Students are required to attend block training sessions, as well as a monthly contact with their trainer.

A Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) national police check clearance is required before work placement can commence. All students must demonstrate that their current level of English language proficiency meets the minimum entry requirements.
During the course we will work with you to arrange a suitable venue(s) for work placement. At the end of the course you will be expected to have completed a minimum of 140 hours of work placement to enable the assessment of your ability to implement your training under working conditions. Please discuss this with your trainer at your interview.

Please note that students completing the course through a funded initiative will be required to complete the number of work placement hours nominated in the funding agreement.

The qualification is achieved by successfully completing all the suggested units. This can be achieved by participating in training sessions, completing assignments and by demonstrating your ability by putting the learning into practice under working conditions during the work placement. Skills Recognition is available.

Course Structure

The certificate consists of 19 units: 15 core and 4 elective.
Each unit includes the relevant training and assessment materials required to achieve competency.

Core units:

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

Elective units:

CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of children
CHCPRT002 Support the rights and safety of children and young people
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency

 Course Fees: 

Fee for Service Students:

Unit Cost:                               $200 per unit             Total of $3800 for all 19 units
RPL:                                       $200 per unit
Credit Transfer:                       $25   per unit

Incidental Fees:

Work Placement T-shirt:       $25
Work Placement Badge:        $4
Replacement unit fee:          $20 per unit

More information can be found by visiting or Course Fee Information page. Payment plans are available.

For more information or to enrol, please contact us.