36 Weeks
This course is eligible for the Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG)

Get job ready now for your new career in 2019. 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 now for the Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care commencing in October, November and December. Register your interest now to learn more about a place at our Melbourne city or Werribee campus. You may be eligible for government funding. Click here to find out. Classes are being offered during the week and on weekends.

Certificate IV in School Age Education & Care

  • National Code: CHC40113
  • Units: 19 units (15 core & 4 electives)
  • Location: Level 5, 250 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000 & MCIE Werribee Suite 7, Level 1, 3-9 Watton street, Werribee 3030
  • Delivery Mode: Classroom
  • Work placement: 120 hours
  • Duration: 36 weeks + 4-6 weeks holidays
  • Assessment: Assessment strategies areproject-basedd and will include some presentation work.
  • Prior experience: if you have previously worked in out of school care or studied school age education and care, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer
  • Enrolment Fee: $150


Career Opportunities

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 and in vacation care programs. You could become…

  • OSHC coordinator
  • mobile assistant
  • OSHC assistant
  • OSHC supervisor/coordinator
  • play leader
  • program leader
  • recreation assistant
  • recreation leader
  • team leader
  • vacation care supervisor


Domestic Pricing

Government Funded*Traineeship^Full Fee

Enrolment fees include textbooks, resource and Students ID charges. All our courses are delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding. ^ Eligibility criteria applies. Trainees may be eligible for State and/or Federal Funding. * Eligibility criteria applies. For any further course costs, such as re-assessment fees, please refer to the student handbook.


Pre-requisites/entry requirements

There are no formal pre-requisites for this course. However, you will need to complete a pre-training review to confirm your suitability for the course.


Industry Requirements

OSHC staffing requirements for school age children

  • An educator-to-child ratio of 1:15
  • At least one educator must hold or be working towards an approved 2 year Diploma level qualification or higher in a relevant area of study, and be at the service:
  • At least 7 hours and 15 minutes of the time education and care is being provided, if provided for more than 7 hours and 15 minutes on that day, or
  • At all times that education and care is being provided.
  • If your service has 30 children or more, you must meet the above requirements and have:
  • At least 1 educator for every 30 children who holds or is working towards an approved Certificate III or a 1 year qualification or higher, in a relevant area of study.
  • Any other educators required to meet ratio requirements do not need to hold a qualification if they are 18 years of age or older.


Prior Experience

RPL and Credit Transfer are available. Fees apply. Please see our website for more information on fees and terms and conditions.


Course Outline

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 6 class hours per week and 120 hours work placement.

Core Units

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

Elective Units

CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children

SISXCAI003 Conduct non-instructional sport, fitness or recreation sessions

CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people


Level 5, 250 Collins St Melbourne 3000   View map