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Centrelink/DHS Approved: Yes
NQF Approved Qualificationt: Yes
Recognised Australia wide: Yes
The CHC40113 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.
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:
The guideline for duration is 6 months – 2 years however, training is self-paced, and duration depends on the individual learner, their employment situation and enrolment type. Credit transfer and RPL options may also reduce the overall time taken to complete the course.
ACCCO offers a variety of delivery options that allows students to complete the qualification in a mode/s that suit individual learning requirements:
This qualification is made up of 19 units of competency (15 core, 4 elective) which reflect the needs of industry.
CHCSAC003 Work collaboratively and respectfully with children in school age care
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCSAC004 Support the holistic development of the child in school age care
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCSAC001 Support children to participate in school age care
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
CHCSAC002 Develop and implement play and leisure experiences in school age care
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations
Please note: HLTAID004 Provide an emergency response in an education and care setting unit may be completed at an additional cost through an external provider if the student is unable to attend an ACCCO training location.
To learn more about what is included in the units above, click here and type in the unit code.
The Certificate IV qualification supports employment in the following roles:
All students need to be employed or volunteering in an ACECQA approved school age care service to complete the practical components of their qualification. This will be for no less than 120 hours spread over the duration of the qualification. Actual hours completed is dependent on student capability. The ACCCO Trainer Assessor may be able to support you to arrange this placement if you don't already have one. Students must have a current Working with Children Check prior to starting placement.
No matter what your study mode, all students in this qualification are allocated an ACCCO Trainer Assessor who will guide them through the
qualification. Trainer Assessors are all qualified in early childhood education and have at least 5 years' experience completing the job you
are wanting to hold. Trainer Assessors provide regular phone, email and face to face support in the workplace so you always have help when
you need it!
On completion of this qualification, you can gain credit (between 12-15 units) into the CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care to continue your education career.This will shorten the duration of your Diploma course and also reduce the fees.
This qualification attracts funding assistance for eligible persons!!! Funding varies between State / Territories so please check your eligibility requirements for what is available to you in your area.
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:
Complete the online enrolment form, and upload details of:
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.
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.
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.