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Diploma of School Age Education and Care (NSW Only)

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  • Duration:

    24 months

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  • Awarded by:

    Selmar Institute of Education (RTO 121531)

  • Career Outcomes:

    Outside School Hours Care Coordinator | Outside School Hours Care Leader | 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

Through the Diploma of School Age Education and Care (CHC50213), offered by Selmar Institute of Education, students prepare to become leaders and coordinators of school age education and care programs.

You'll cover everything involved in the day-to-day running of before and after school care services and/or vacation care services. You'll learn the core methodologies and the health/safety requirements involved in providing care and education for children outside the school environment. You will also discover how to plan and implement play and educational activities to foster children's learning and development.

The course is delivered in a one-on-one workplace training setting, available to anyone currently holding a position in the industry. A facilitator visits your workplace each month to offer training, support and guidance, and workplace hours can be counted as practical placement hours towards the qualification.


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

  • Your Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills meet required standards for Diploma level study; AND
  • It is a requirement for anyone that is working or volunteering in the Early Learning industry to hold a current Working with Children Check (WWCC). The WWCC must be applied for immediately as it can take several months for your application to be processed; AND
  • Completion of a course requirements form.

Areas of study

The units of competencies in this qualification include:

  • CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • CHCECE004 - Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  • CHCECE009 - Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCSAC001 - Support children to participate in school age care
  • CHCSAC003 - Work collaboratively and respectfully with children in school age care
  • CHCECE011 - Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
  • CHCSAC002 - Develop and implement play and leisure experiences in school age care
  • CHCECE016 - Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • HLTWHS003 - Maintain work health and safety
  • CHCECE022 - Promote children's agency
  • CHCECE020 - Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
  • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCECE001 - Develop cultural competence
  • CHCECE023 - Analyse information to inform learning
  • CHCECE024 - Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development
  • CHCSAC005 - Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in school age care
  • CHCECE018 - Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE026 - Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
  • CHCECE021 - Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE019 - Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
  • CHCPOL002 - Develop and implement policy
  • CHCECE025 - Embed sustainable practices in service operations
  • BSBSUS501 - Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
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 Diploma of School Age Education and Care (CHC50213) from Selmar Institute of Education.

Graduates are prepared to pursue leader and coordinator positions in a variety of school age education and care settings, including before and after school care programs and vacation care services.

  • Outside School Hours Care Coordinator
  • Outside School Hours Care Leader

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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