Get job ready now for your new career. Out of School Hours Care offers a fantastic career path for anyone interested in working with school-aged children development and care.
We’re taking enrolments for 2019 in the Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care. Register your interest now to learn more about a place at our Melbourne CBD or Werribee campus. Classes are being offered during the week and on weekends.
Information session times at the Melbourne CBD Campus, Level 9, 250 Collins Street, Melbourne
are Monday to Saturday, 11.00 am till 2.00 pm.
To book your place in one of the sessions please call 1300 737 004 or complete the Course Enquiry form at the bottom of the course page.
Information session times at MCIE’s Werribee campus, 1/13 Watton Street, Werribee,
are on every Wednesday – 11.00 am till 2.00 pm.
To book your place in one of the sessions please call 1300 737 004 or complete the Course Enquiry form at the bottom of the page.
Certificate IV in School Age Education & Care
- National Code: CHC40113
- Units: 19 units (15 core & 4 electives)
- Location: Level 5, 250 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000 & MCIE Werribee Suite 7, Level 1, 3-9 Watton Street, Werribee, VIC, 3030
- Delivery Mode: Classroom
- Work placement: 120 hours in regulated care services
- Duration: 36 weeks (may include 5 weeks summer holidays)
- Assessment: Students must successfully complete all assessment activities including written assessment, scenario, roleplay, portfolio, workplace-based tasks and assessor observations.
- Prior experience: if you have previously worked in Out of Hours School Care or studied School Age Education and Care, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer
- Enrolment Fee: $200 for individuals eligible for course funding support from State and Commonwealth Governments. The Full Fee is listed below.
A nationally recognised qualification in School Age Education and Care is about gaining the skills and knowledge to work with young students Outside of School Hours Care (OHSC) and in vacation care programs. You could become…
- OSHC coordinator
- OSHC assistant
- OSHC supervisor
- structured play leader
- program leader
- vacation care supervisor
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Enrolment fees include textbooks, resource and Students ID charges. For eligible candidates training is delivered with Victorian & Commonwealth Government funding. Eligibility criteria apply. For more information click here. Fees may be subject to change before or during a student’s enrolment. For any further course costs, such as re-assessment fees, please refer to the Domestic Student Handbook.
There are no formal pre-requisites for this course.
Students must complete a Pre-Training Review, meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skill standards for Certificate IV level study and demonstrate that they are a suitable candidate for this course. Refer to MCIE’s website for details.
Age at Commencement
It is recommended that students have attained the age of 18 by the course commencement date.
MCIE welcomes people with disabilities to apply. Approval will be subject to the person being able to undertake all tasks and requirements of the course.
Evidence of Australian citizenship or permanent residency is required. All participants require a Unique Student Identification (USI) number. If you do not have a USI number you can apply for one online at https://www.usi.gov.au/students or you can give MCIE’s admin staff permission to apply on your behalf.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT) are available. Please click here for more information on fees and terms and conditions.
Work Placement Support
MCIE Work-placement Officers will facilitate the work placement for students into a regulated OSHC service.
It is a requirement that students obtain the following documents prior to commencing practical placement.
- Police Check (at applicant expense – cost between $30 and $50 AUD)
- Working with Children Check (minimum level required ‘voluntary’ which is at no cost)
Students must have a Working with Children Check and in some workplaces, a Police Check, to be accepted into work placement for this qualification.
Successful completion of this course requires students to complete 19 units of competency in total (15 core units plus 4 elective units). The course is delivered over 36 weeks with 7.5 class hours per week plus 120 hours work placement.
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCSAC001 Support children to participate in school age care
CHCSAC002 Develop and implement play and leisure experiences in school age care
CHCSAC003 Work collaboratively and respectfully with children in school age care
CHCSAC004 Support the holistic development of children in school age care
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations
Study a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care at the MCIE Melbourne CBD Campus. Just an 8-minute walk to the stunning Alexandra Gardens – The perfect place to study or relax after a class. Getting to the Melbourne CBD campus is even easier with the Flinders Street Railway Station just 5 minutes down the block.