CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care

National ID: CHC40113 State ID: J589
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Do you want a career caring for the future?

When you complete the Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care you'll be on your way to a career as an outside school hours carer or school holiday program coordinator for children aged between 6 and 12 years.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the education sector, supporting the development of children.

Half-price

The following people will be entitled to a concession rate on the half price course fees under Lower fees, local skills.

  • All students aged 15-24 years
  • Persons and dependents of persons holding:
    • a pensioner concession card;
    • a repatriation health benefits card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs; or
    • a Health Care Card
  • Persons and dependents of persons in receipt of the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution
  • Secondary school-aged persons, not enrolled at school.

If you are not eligible, please see our Skill sets page.

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.

Online

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  • Implement inclusion strategies
  • Understand legal, ethical, and administrative requirements
  • First aid
  • Working with cultural diversity
  • Workplace health and safety

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy working with children
  • Alert, observant and active
  • Able to use judgment and initiative, and work as part of a team
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

Follow the link to find further information to help you make an informed choice about the suitability of this course.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III

Before attending work placement you will be required to obtain:

  • Working with Children Check (WWC)
  • Police Clearance
  • Medical clearance

Under 18 students will be required to obtain a Confidential Statutory Declaration and a medical clearance.

In the first week of study, you will be required to sit a literacy and numeracy test to ascertain your suitability for the course.

Other job titles may include:

  • Day Activity Worker

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

This qualification reflects the role of educators who work with school age children in outside school hours care and vacation programs. 

Graduates may be eligible for university entry.

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills(opens in a new tab)  program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees from 1 January to 31 December 2021. The “annual fees cap” means that full-fee paying students will only pay a maximum of $1,200 (plus resource fee) and concession-fee paying students or those aged 15-24 years will only pay up to $400 (plus resource fee).

Annual Full fee

Tuition fee
Resource fee
Total
1200.00   1200.00

 

Annual Concession fee

Tuition fee
Resource fee
Total
376.80   376.80

These fees are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis.

  • Fees might differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
  • Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
  • Fees are payable at enrolment each semester for the units enrolled for that period. Some year-long courses might have a bigger fee load in the first semester.
  • Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible. 
  • For secondary school aged persons (in 2021, students born on or after 1 July 2003 who are at least 15 years old) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course fee chargeable in 2021 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees.
  • Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses (such as short courses), or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.).
  • Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms and students personal equipment.
  • The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
  • VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.
  • Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.

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Continuous enrolment, 2021

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Duration 2 Years
When Continuous enrolment, 2021
Where Leederville
How Employer based
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Duration 2 Years
When Continuous enrolment, 2021
Where Leederville
How Traineeship

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