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.
  • All applicants must also complete a literacy and numeracy assessment at AHEA.

Course Duration

  • 23 weeks (approximately), including 4 weeks of Supervised Field Placement
  • Additional placement time may be required if assessed as Not Yet Competent.
  • AHEA usually does not hold classes during periods designated as school term breaks by the West Australian Department of Education or on gazetted public holidays.

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

  • Go to our Fees and Charges page or contact the Academy for current course costs.
  • Please note that the course costs do not include The Working with Children Check which is an industry requirement.

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 techniques
  • 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.

*** For students who are undertaking Supervised Field Placement and they are pregnant, we require a letter from their General Practitioner stating it is safe for them to continue with the Supervised Field Placement.

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

Units of Competency covered

Core Units

CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE011Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCSAC001Support children to participate in school age care
CHCSAC002Develop and implement play and leisure experiences in school age care
CHCSAC003Work collaboratively and respectfully with children in school age care
CHCSAC004Support the holistic development of children in school age care
HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HTLWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective Units

CHCECE003Provide care for children
CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE012Support children to connect with their world
CHCECE013Use information about children to inform practice