School Aged Education and Support – Certificate IV


Certificate IV trainees work with school age children in outside school hours’ care and vacation programs.

HSC credit ATAR pathway
8 No

This traineeship provides the opportunity to work with school age children in outside school hours’ care and vacation programs.

You will learn the basics of working with school age children and supporting their development.

During your course you will learn about supporting child interaction, behaviour and care & child development and learning as well as how to assist with child health and safety and to follow legal and ethical frameworks.

Outcome on completion of your HSC

  • Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care CHC40113 in CHC Community Services Training Package.

  • Articulation into the Diploma of School Age Education and Care CHC50213.

  • A great career path in the Early Education and Care sector.

Course delivery

  • On the job and off the job and can be delivered face-to-face, flexibly or mixed mode.

  • The SBT term is calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year.

Commitment required

  • Undertake a minimum of 100 days in paid employment plus the formal training to complete the qualification.

  • Undertake Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care as part of your HSC.

  • The employment and training can be undertaken during school time, after school and during school holidays.

How will you be assessed?

  • Both on the job and off the job through written tests, project work and practical exercises.


Course ATAR eligibility HSC unit credit

School Age Education & Care

No

8 units over two years towards your HSC for the formal training component (VET course).

Industry-based Learning course

(optional)

No

This optional course recognises the significant work component involved in the school based apprenticeship.

The course offers an additional 4 units credit towards your HSC.

This HSC VET course does not contribute towards the calculation of the ATAR.

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