Certificate IV in School Age Education & Care (CHC40113)

Entry Requirements

You must have completed year 10 or equivalent or be considered a mature aged student.

Course Duration

23 weeks (approximately), including 4 weeks of Supervised Field Placement

  • Additional placement time may be required if assessed as Not Yet Competent.

Delivery Mode

  • Full Time:
    • This course requires participants to complete up to 5 hours of individual prereading and preparation before each class.
    • AHEA’s classes are small in size, usually a maximum of twelve students. This allows for a more intense form of instruction and personalised delivery.
  • Flexible/External (only available for students working or volunteering in the Childcare Industry)
  • RPL/RCC available: Contact the Academy if you need more details

Course Costs

Contact the Academy for current course costs

Outline of Expected Experiences

This course will develop your knowledge and skills in:

  • Health, Safety and Children at risk
  • Fostering and Developing esteem in School Aged Children
  • Sensitive to cultural and diversity issues
  • Design and implementation of recreational and leisure activities
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Program Administration
  • Child Development
  • Team membership
  • Child observation skills
  • Communication techiniques
  • Understanding children’s behaviour
  • Workplace requirements
  • Issues in working with children

Employment Opportunities

The Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care will equip you to enter employment in a wide variety of situations. These can include:

  • Before and After School Hours Care
  • Vacation Care
  • Camps for children with special needs
  • Recreational Programmes
  • Government and Private Holiday Program

Please Note

*** All units require students to demonstrate that they have gained competence from on-the job training (Supervised Field Placement).

*** Students must ensure they can obtain a Working With Children’s Check. This is not provided as part of the course and is the responsibility of the student. Students may also be required to provide a medical clearance at their own expense.

*** All resources are provided on loan for the use by students during the course.