CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care

The Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care qualification reflects the role of educators who work with school age children in outside school hours care and vacation programs. The course covers the fundamentals of early childhood and school age development, education and care.

Upon completion of the Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care, you will have the skills, knowledge and experience to develop and implement play and leisure experiences in school age care. These experiences will enable children to develop into confident and capable learners during the time they spend in their outside school hours care program.

If you are considering studying the Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care qualification through a workplace traineeship, our experienced and supportive facilitators will be happy to guide you.

Call us on 1300 223 040 to find out more about our School Age Education and Care training today!

Get your career started today. Apply Now

Course Code


Delivery Mode

Course Duration
12 months in the workplace

Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care

Nationally Recognised

Government Funding & Fees

Payment Methods
Payment Plans, Direct Debt, Debt/Credit Card, Cash, Catalyst Plus Interest Free Student Loans

Practical Placement requirements
A minimum of 120 hours in at least one regulated education and care service is required for this qualification.

Course Units

Core Units

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

Elective Units

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

Course Entry

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


Potential job outcomes upon completion of the Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care with Selmar:

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


Workplace Training 

Workplace training is available to any student who holds a position within the school age education and care industry. A facilitator will attend the student’s workplace monthly to offer support and guidance. Read more…

  • Training comes to you!
  • One on-one-training
  • Working hours can be incorporated as placement hours.

Practical Placement

It is a requirement for anyone who is completing practical placement or working in the Early Childhood Education, Outside School Hours/ Vacation Care 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.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows assessment of the student’s previously unrecognised skills and knowledge. Read more…

Make an enquiry

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Youtube
1300 223 040Enquire Now