Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care CHC40113
For people who conduct programs for school age children, predominantly in a vacation care and/or before and after school program. Successful completion of the Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care allows you to work in the children's services industry as an educator.
The Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care is the first level of training in the children’s services stream focussed on middle childhood (children aged 5 to 12 years). It gives credit toward the Diploma of School Age Education and Care.
Occupational titles may include:
- Assistant OSHC coordinator
- Mobile assistant
- OSHC assistant
- Outside school hours care supervisor / coordinator
- Play leader
- Program leader
- Recreation assistant
- Recreation leader
- Senior play leader
- Team leader
- Vacation care supervisor.
DURATION OF COURSE:
12 months (may be completed earlier)
MODES OF DELIVERY:
On the job self-directed learning or Class Based. (click here for RPL details)
In your own workplace or we find a placement. Must include a minimum of 120 hours practical work within a regulated children's service.
WHAT WE PROVIDE:
All learning resources, an individual experienced Trainer Assessor, visits in a workplace, phone/email support, free unlimited professional development, access to our ECE Facilitated Learning Facebook page.
FIRST AID HLTAID004:
You are responsible for obtaining your own first aid qualification. This must be current at the time of completion of the course. The course must be HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting.
Includes on-the-job assessment plus written assessment. Click here to see an example assessment.
READING, WRITING AND MATHS:
You must be able to complete a range of reading, writing and math tasks to achieve this qualification. See if you have the skills.
EXAMPLES OF TASKS YOU WILL UNDERTAKE IN THIS QUALIFICATION/ROLE:
- following policies and procedures
- recording using written documents
- setting up and providing experiences for children aged 5 - 12 years
- understanding and implementing national guidelines such as Standards, Regulations and Frameworks
- working with people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds
- helping maintain a clean and hygienic environment
- food handling
- educating children: children must learn to understand the world, communicate with each other, trust
- recording information about children
- talking with parents
- supporting children to gain identity - finding out who they are and celebrating their similarities and differences
- working with children who have additional support needs
- working as part of a team, participating in discussions and meetings, and following directions and instructions
ENROL OR ENQUIRE
Enrolment commencement or call us on 1800 006 533.
Enquire or call us on 1800 006 533.
For more information about our training, RPL or your fee options, please call us on 1800 006 533 or check our training information page.
Class based training occurs at our Children's Services Centre in Geelong (407-411 Thompson Road, North Geelong, 3215). One World for Children also manage the amazing One World Children's Centre. It is within this children's centre that we hold regular classes and make use of the children's centre to suppliment your experience working with children.
On-the-job training If you currently work in, or are about to commence work in a registered children's services centre, we are happy to provide you training that makes the most of your situation. If you are just starting out or wanting to further develop your career and you have no work place available to you, One World for Children are happy to help you find an appropriate service to participate in. This is called your 'placement service'.
Prior to your commencement of training you will meet one of our friendly and experienced Trainer Assessors and they will have a discussion with you to find out what you already know. This discussion may highlight the opportunity for you to gain credits and/or exemptions toward your course completion through recognition of prior learning (RPL).
Whether in a workplace or placement, your individual Trainer Assessor will provide you with learning materials to read and reflect on, they will be contactable to support you as you learn and implement your new skills and knowledge, and they will assess your competence within your work or placement environment.
Once you start training you will be encouraged to upload your completed assessments into your own private login. This means your Trainer Assessor will receive your assessment immediately. Although you may provide your assessments through mail or by dropping them in to us, uploading ensures you receive feedback quickly and there is no concern about loss of any of your work.
Your Trainer Assessor looks for milestones that indicate you are ready for a workplace or placement visit, and once these milestones are reached they will come to you and assess your skills on the job. This is an excellent time to share your ideas and thoughts with the Trainer Assessor and for them to give you valuable feedback.
It is expected that you will achieve your Certificate IV within a 12 month time frame, of course your experience and your commitment to study can see you achieve this goal in less time.
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) RPL is about gaining recognition of the skills and knowledge you already have. This process includes collecting information about your knowledge and skill using a variety of methods, ultimately resulting in you achieving credit toward units of study. RPL takes place for all learners enrolled with One World for Children prior to the formal training commencement. If you think you could apply for full RPL of your course and for more information about RPL, just click here.
The Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care CHC40113 is available as a government funded option either under a traineeship or non-traineeship scheme through the Skills First program. The Skills First program is making training more accessible to people who do not have post-school qualifications or who want to gain a higher qualification than they already hold.
To be eligible you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia. If you are also under 20 years old you will be eligible. If you are over 20 years of age you will be eligible if you are enrolling into a course that is higher than any qualification you already hold.