National code: CHC40113

Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care

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Overview About this course

Add depth to your childcare expertise and kickstart a rewarding career as an out of school hours educator. Gain the practical experience and essential skills needed to thrive in your role, and help support the development of kids.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Develop and implement play and leisure experiences

  • Ensure the health and safety of children

  • Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

  • Support and assess children’s development Identify and respond to children at risk

  • Provide emergency first aid

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Real-world experience through 120 hours of work placement

  • Exposure to real-world situations by shadowing and observing more experienced educators

  • Skills to provide interesting and challenging play experiences for children to promote learning and development

  • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

  • Working with Children Check (WWCC)

  • Vaccination and health screenings

  • Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • English skills at a Year 10 level or equivalent

  • Basic numeracy skills

  • A strong work ethic

  • Patience and dedication

  • A reasonable level of fitness to deliver First Aid

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Out Of School Hours Care Worker

Out of School Hours Care Workers provide care for school age children in an out of school hours care program.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).

    46%

  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    3,300 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    29 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

    $900

  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    42 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    Medium

  • Gender share

    78% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Strong Growth

Other jobs include: Childcare worker in before and after school care programs, vacation care or holiday programs, or leisure and youth programs

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 19 Units of competency , including 15 core and 4 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Develop and implement play and leisure experiences in school age care CHCSAC002

  • Provide First Aid in an education and care setting HLTAID012

  • Support the holistic development of children in school age care CHCSAC004

  • Work collaboratively and respectfully with children in school age care CHCSAC003

  • ... 4

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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