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Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care

  • Qualification:

    Certificate IV

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment
    Skills First Funding may be available

  • Duration:

    12 months

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Practical Outcomes (RTO 21857)

  • Career Outcomes:

    Outside School Hours Care Educator | Outside School Hours Care Coordinator | View all

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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.

Course Rundown

About this course

The Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care (CHC40113), offered by Practical Outcomes, is a comprehensive course for those who wish to pursue careers in the out-of-school-hours sector, including before and after school care and vacation care programs.

Throughout this 12-month course, you'll develop the knowledge and skills you need to work as an educator with school age children. You'll learn the health and safety requirements of working with children, and will discover how to support their development through the planning of recreation activities for play and leisure. You'll gain the experience needed to work autonomously in the education and care environment with some supervisory responsibilities of other staff or volunteers.

The course is delivered by a skilled and qualified trainer, who will provide you with individual training and assessment directly in your workplace. You'll also be allocated a workplace coach, and will be assessed in each service type: before school care, after school care and vacation care.


There are no eligibility requirements for this course.

Areas of study

The units of competencies in this qualification include:

  • HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • HLTFSE001 - Follow basic food safety practices
  • CHCECE009 - Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development
  • CHCECE002 - Ensure the health and safety of children
  • CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • CHCECE004 - Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  • CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
  • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
  • CHCECE011 - Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
  • CHCECE001 - Develop cultural competence
  • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCSAC004 - Support the holistic development of children in school age care
  • CHCSAC003 - Work collaboratively and respectfully with children in school age care
  • CHCSAC001 - Support children to participate in school age care
  • CHCSAC002 - Develop and implement play and leisure experiences in school age care
  • CHCECE012 - Support children to connect with their world
  • CHCECE006 - Support behaviour of children and young people
Practical Outcomes Do you love working with children? Want a rewarding career? Help educate and guide the children of the future when you undertake an early childhood certificate or diploma course led by Practical Outcomes Early Childcare Education.

Train with Practical Outcomes and get the valuable skills and knowledge you need to provide the right care and education for young children.
I loved learning with Practical Outcomes Early Childcare Education. The support from my teacher was amazing and I learned so much with the flexible learning options and being able to study in the classroom and at work in a practical placement environment.” – Former student, Belinda Arscott.

When you study with Practical Outcomes you’ll be getting all the right support to ensure a positive learning journey. Get equipped with the right skills and advice to lay the foundation for a prosperous career working with young children.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care(CHC40113) from Practical Outcomes.

Graduates are prepared to pursue positions in a variety of settings within the school age education and care sector, including before school care, after school care and vacation care. Graduates may also choose to follow a direct pathway to further study in the form of a Diploma of School Age Care and Education.

  • Outside School Hours Care Educator
  • Outside School Hours Care Coordinator

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Practical Outcomes offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner.

  • Upfront payment via direct debit, debit/credit card or cash
  • Skills First Funding - 2017 (VIC State Government Subsidised Funding) is available for eligible students
  • Catalyst Plus Interest Free Student Loans may be available to eligible students

Enquire now for more information and to see if you meet eligibility criteria.

You may be eligible to receive Skills First Funding for this course!

Under Skills First Funding, the Victorian government will contribute to the cost of training for eligible students to study courses that will prepare students to work in an industry with growing need for skilled workers.

The provider of this course is a Skills First registered institution. Enquire about this course now to find out more about your eligibility.

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