CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care

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.

Career Opportunities: Educator in before and after school care programs, Educator in vacation care or school holiday programs, Nominated Supervisor, Support roles in leisure/youth programs including Recreation Assistant, Outside School Hours Care Coordinator, Educational Leader, Other education-based employers may accept this qualification, such as working as a tutor, support workers or as a teacher aide.

Course Code: CHC40113

Enrolments for 2021 now open! All 2021 classes for each qualification will start on the 11th January. Please contact the college for further information - 1300 885 508 or email us on:

Course Duration: 18 months

Mode of delivery: Full-time using a combination of online learning, classroom-based training and work experience (practicum placement).

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, classroom-based training is currently delivered in our online classroom

Practicum placement: Students who are not employed in the early childhood sector and working with children must complete a minimum of 120 hours of practicum placement. This practicum placement is mandatory, and a requirement for completion of this qualification. Our support team may be able to assist students in arranging their practicum placement, but we encourage students to contact industry and arrange their own (the placement must, however, be approved by A Grade Education and Training prior to commencement). Students must obtain a current Working with Children check before commencing placement.

Due to current COVID19 restrictions, there may be some restriction to work placement. However, this may change as the government reduces the restrictions.

Course Structure: There are 19 units of competency in this qualification, consisting of 15 Core Units and 4 Electives.

Core Units

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

Elective Units

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice.
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations

Entry Requirement

  • Learners must meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills standards for Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care level study.
  • Learners must obtain a Working with Children Check (WWWC) prior to enrolment, or hold a current one.
  • Learners must be at least 18 years of age and be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • A Grade Education and Training encourages people with disabilities to apply. Approval will be subject to the person being able to undertake all tasks and requirements of the course.

Students are required to:

  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Provide a valid ID with his/her picture and signature

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

If you have relevant work experience or have completed appropriate training in the past, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT). If you think you are eligible for Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning contact our office for further information.

For more course information, fees and refunds, extensions, appeals, and our policies and procedures, download the Student Handbook