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Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care (NSW Only)

  • Qualification:

    Certificate IV

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    12 months

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Selmar Institute of Education (RTO 121531)

  • 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 Selmar Institute of Education, prepares students to work with school age children in as educators and coordinators in outside school hours care and vacation programs.

Students will develop the skills and knowledge necessary for developing and implementing effective play and leisure experiences in the school age care setting. You'll learn everything from health, safety and first aid practices through to supporting children to become confident, capable learners outside the school environment.

This course is available in a one-on-one workplace training method for those who hold positions in the school age education and care industry. This means you can study and further your skills without disrupting your current work role.


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills meet required standards for Certificate IV level study; AND
  • Completion of a Course Requirement Form.

Areas of study

The units of competencies in this qualification include:

  • HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 - Participate in work health and safety
  • CHCECE004 - Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  • CHCECE002 - Ensure the health and safety of children
  • CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
  • CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • CHCECE009 - Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE011 - Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
  • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCECE001 - Develop cultural competence
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCECE012 - Support children to connect with their world
  • CHCSAC001 - Support chidren to participate in school age care
  • CHCSAC002 - Develop and implement play and leisure experiences in school age care
  • CHCSAC004 - Support the holistic development of children in school age care
  • HLTFSE001 - Follow basic food safety practices
  • BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development
  • CHCECE006 - Support behaviour of children and young people
  • CHCSAC003 - Work collaboratively and respectfully with children in school age care
Selmar Institute of Education Get nationally recognised and fully accredited in child care, aged and disability care or business when you study with leading Australian training organisation, Selmar Institute of Education.

Their bespoke training programs include up-to-date content, expert industry facilitators and practical real-world experience – all to get you on your way to a rewarding, prosperous career.
Join a vibrant, caring education institute who have a genuine passion for helping others and providing you with a premium education experience.

As a student a Selmar Institute of Education you’ll receive access to a range of services including language, literacy and numeracy support, career advice and the opportunity to join their Alumni club – just to name a few.

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 Selmar Institute of Education.

Graduates will be prepared to pursue educator and coordinator roles in the school age education and care industry, including after-school and vacation care centres.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Selmar Institute of Education offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner.

  • Government Funding may be available to students in New South Wales
  • Upfront payment can be made via direct debit, debit/credit card or cash
  • Catalyst Plus Interest-Free Student Loans may be available to eligible students

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