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Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care

CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care

ACECQA Approved: Yes
Recognised Australia wide: Yes
Centrelink/DHS Approved: Yes
Funding available: Yes, subject to eligibility

Qualification Description

The Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care introduces students to the role of working in the field of school age care. It is one of the minimum qualifications for gaining employment in an ACECQA approved school age care service and often the first qualification for those wanting to move to higher qualifications in school age care in the future.

Employment Areas

This qualification supports employment in the following roles: 

  • Assistant Educator in before and after school care programs
  • Assistant Educator in vacation care  or school holiday programs
  • Support roles in leisure/youth programs including recreation Assistant
  • Other education based employers may accept this qualification, such as tutors, support workers or teacher aides.

Entry Requirements

Learning Areas

Through the Certificate IV, you will learn the basics of working with school age children and supporting their development. There are 19 units of study in this qualification covering topics such as:

  • Supporting child interaction, behaviour and care
  • Assisting with child health and safety
  • Supporting child development and learning
  • Following legal and ethical frameworks

A full list of units and assessment methods is found on the column to the right.

Study Options 

ACCCO offers a variety of delivery options that allows students to complete the qualification in a mode/s that suit individual learning requirements:

Help and Support

All students in this qualification are allocated an ACCCO Trainer who will guide them through the qualification. Trainers are all qualified in education and have at least 5 years' experience. Trainers offer regular phone, email and face to face support in the workplace so you always have help when you need it!

Fees

This qualification attracts funding assistance for eligible persons!!! 
Much of the funding provided by the Australian Government is directed at teaching and learning in higher education through a range of initiatives. Funding varies between State / Territories so please check for eligibility requirements for what is available in your area.

Please click here or phone ACCCO on 1300 139 406 to check your eligibility for funding!

How to Apply

1. Choose Your Course

Once you have made the decision to apply for a qualification you will need to complete an enrolment form and a Literacy, Language and Numeracy indicator (LLN).

Check you meet:

  • Minimum Age Requirement
  • English Language & Academic Requirements
  • Appropriate Visa Requirements

2. Prepare Your Application

Complete the Enrolment Form, LLN indicator and prepare details of:

  • Colour copy of Passport or Driver’s Licence. (Proof of ID+ residency)                                                                        - If passport provided please provide a copy of a bank statement or utility bill issued within the last 6 months showing your current residential address.
  • Colour copy of either: current green Medicare card; Birth Certificate; current Australian passport; current New Zealand passport; or Australian citizenship certificate. (Proof of citizenship)
  • Colour copy of Certificates and Statement Results for any previously attained or partially completed qualifications completed in or recognised in Australia.

3. Submit Your Application

Submit your Enrolment Form and Supporting Documents to enrolments@accco.com.au. Alternatively you can post or visit us.

4. Process of Your Application

Your enrolment will be assessed on the information you have provided. Upon receiving all paperwork and supporting evidence a formal assessment of your eligibility for government funding and suitability for the qualification is conducted. You will be notified by an enrolments officer on the status of this application once your eligibility has been assessed.

*Please note that we are unable to finalise your enrolment until all required information and supporting evidence has been provided.

5. Letter of Offer

ACCCO assesses the enrolment application. When deemed a successful enrolment application, the student will be issued a Letter of Offer to study with ACCCO. Student reads and accepts the conditions outlined in the Letter of Offer. Student fees are finalised – payment established.

6. Confirm Your Enrolment

If your enrolment application is accepted, you will receive a welcome email with a Confirmation of Enrolment attached, confirming acceptance into the qualification. It is important to check your junk or spam folder as this email can end up here sometimes. If not received, please contact our enrolments team on 1300 139 406 during business hours. Your Trainer Assessor will contact you to undertake an induction and commence the learning program.

Before you submit your application it is important that you provide all the above required documents. Without these we are unable to process your application.

Any Questions?

For assistance with your enrolment, our Enrolments Team are more than happy to help you with any questions you may have. For more information on how to apply please refer to our Enrolment Fact Sheet.

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