Diploma of School Age Education and Care (CHC50213)

Qualification: Diploma
Course Code: CHC50213
Study mode: Online
Payment options: VET FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: Up to 36 months; 2045 hours of study
Start date: Enquire for upcoming start dates
Awarded by: Conwal and Associates Pty Ltd trading as Conwal Institute (RTO 31190)
This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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About this course

With a shortage of accredited care providers, this online CHC50213 - Diploma of School Age Education and Care course from Conwal Institute will set you apart from the crowd of applicants and ensure you are well placed for employment in a range of child care contexts. You will be trained in all aspects of child care provision including the promotion of healthy food and drink, creating a safe environment, identifying at-risk children, working collaboratively and creatively with children, fostering engaged learning and practicing cultural competence for those in your care.

Work placement

Students will also be required to complete 240 hours of vocational placement in a local Out of School Hours Care centre. You may be required to gain a Working with Children Check to complete your placement.


To be eligible to enrol in this course you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be 18 years or older (prospective students who are aged 16-18 years must have parental consent to enrol); AND
  • Have completed Year 12 in Australia and provide a copy of your senior certificate of education; OR
  • Hold a Certificate IV or higher in any discipline; OR
  • Be assessed as competent at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Exit Level 3 or above for reading and numeracy

You can read more about Conwal Institute's Student Entry Procedure here.

Areas of study

In this child care course, the units of competency you may study include:

  • CHCECE016 - Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE004 - Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCECE001 - Develop cultural competence
  • HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting *
  • CHCSAC001 - Support children to participate in school age care
  • CHCSAC003 - Work collaboratively and respectfully with children in school age care
  • CHCECE026 - Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
  • CHCECE019 - Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
  • CHCECE009 - Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCSAC005 - Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in school age care
  • CHCECE011 - Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
  • HLTWHS003 - Maintain work health and safety
  • CHCSAC002 - Develop and implement play and leisure experiences in school age care
  • CHCECE018 - Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE022 - Promote children's agency
  • CHCECE024 - Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development
  • CHCECE023 - Analyse information to inform learning
  • CHCECE020 - Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
  • CHCECE021 - Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • CHCECE025 - Embed sustainable practices in service operations
  • BSBMGT502 - Manage people performance
  • BSBRSK501 - Manage risk
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Upon successful completion of this qualification you will be issued with a nationally recognised certificate for CHC50213 - Diploma of School Age Education and Care by Conwal and Associates (RTO 31190) trading as Conwal Institute.

This online CHC50213 - Diploma of School Age Education and Care will allow you to stand out from the field of applicants when pursuing employment in various child care contexts. You will be a qualified provider of before and after school care, vacation care and family respite care, making you a very attractive candidate for employment in this busy industry.

Upon completion of this qualification you'll have the skills and knowledge to seek work as a:

  • Before/after school care worker
  • Vacation care provider
  • Before/after school care supervisor

Finance options

The current price of this course is $18,000.

You have the option to pay tuition fees upfront, or you may be eligible to apply for VET FEE-HELP assistance for this qualification.

You will be provided with the opportunity to withdraw without payment, if you decide that this course isn't right for you.

Fill out the enquiry form and a course advisor from Conwal Institute will get back to you with more information.

You may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the VET FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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RTO 31190
Focused on providing interactive and engaging courses, Conwal and Associates Pty Ltd RTO 31190 (trading as the Conwal Institute) has a wealth of experience in the online learning space. With over 70 nationally recognised qualifications, Conwal students have access to an intuitive social learning platform, and hundreds of video courses.
Committed to excellence in education, Conwal Institute offers students a tailored learning experience and a variety of employment outcomes. Students are offered support and training from industry professionals with at least 5 years’ practical experience and free access to hundreds of video courses to enhance their learning experience. As a student of Conwal you have ongoing student support via email, phone or live chat, and be able to engage with your fellow students and tutors through Conwal’s interactive social learning platform.

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