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CHC40113 CERTIFICATE IV in School Age Education & Care




52 weeks (Incl Holidays)

Course Code



Domestic Students

Course Overview:

This qualification reflects the role of educators who work with school age children in outside school hours care and vacation programs. In doing so they support the implementation of an approved learning framework. They may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.

Course Duration:

  • Training weeks: 46 weeks
  • Holiday weeks: 6 weeks
  • Total duration: 52 weeks

Course Structure:

Total number of units = 19 ( 15 core units and 4 elective units)

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)
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)
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety (Core)
CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world (Elective)
CHCECE006 Support behavior of children and young people (Elective)
BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organisation (Elective)
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice (Elective)

Entry Requirements:

  •  Successfully complete a Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) test OR submit copy of Year 12 Certificate
  •  18 years & above
  •  A current Working with Children Check
  •  Ability to use & operate a computer / laptop.
  •  Knowledge of basic use of office applications
  •  May require to attend an interview (face to face / phone / skype)
  •  Students may also need to have access to a computer & internet services outside class hours

Career Pathways:

The Certificate IV qualification provides for employment in the following roles:

  • Assistant OSHC coordinator
  • Mobile assistant,
  • OSHC assistant,
  • OSHC supervisor/coordinator, play leader, program leader,
  • Recreation assistant, recreation leader,
  • Team leader or vacation care supervisor.

This qualification may provide a pathway into the Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care qualification.

Work Based Training (WBT)

The Work placement is a practicum and must be undertaken in a real childcare workplace, where learner will gain experience of working in current industry environment and access to National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care.  The student may already be in suitable employment or alternatively a suitable practical placement will be provided.  Work based training placements are designed to ensure that all required hours specified in unit are covered to further strengthen their skills.
All students need to be employed or volunteering in an ACECQA approved early childhood service to complete the practical components of their qualification. The Trainer Assessor will support you to arrange this placement if you don’t already have one. Students must have a current Working with Children Check prior to starting placement.

A logbook will be issued and each student will be required to complete a minimum 120 hours.  This is recorded in the logbook issued to students and signed by the immediate supervisor of the business operation. The work placement will be spread over the duration of the qualification.

  • 120 hours – 6 – 12 years (School age children)

Actual hours completed is dependent on student capability.

Prior to placing students into a workplace Federation Academy will assess the suitability of the Childcare centre for work-based training.  This is to ensure that the workplace has the assessment conditions, as specified in the training package, necessary for students to effectively demonstrate the required skills. In the event the workplace does not meet all of the requirements for assessment purposes Federation Academy will make alternative assessment arrangements with the student.

Once a workplace is deemed appropriate a formal agreement will be entered into with the establishment.  This involves the business operation accepting Federation Academy student/s for work placement. The formal agreement will specify the number of hours the student is required to complete, the type of shifts available along with the guidelines relevant to employer, student and Federation Academy.  Formal guidelines are developed to ensure all unit and course requirements are addressed.

Students undertaking practical placement in a workplace will follow timing and uniform requirements according to the workplace’s standards.

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