CHC50213 Diploma OF School Age Education and Care

ACECQA Approved: Yes
Recognised Australia wide: Yes
Centrelink/DHS Approved: Yes
Funding available: Yes, depending on eligibility

QualiFIcation Description

The Diploma of School Age Education and Care is one of the qualifications that ACECQA requires for those wanting to take on higher levels of responsiblity and leadership in a school age care service. It is the qualification for those wishing to lead a education and care program for children outside of the school environment.

Employment areas

The Diploma of School Age Education and Care provides for employment in the following roles:

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

Entry requirements

Learning areas

Through this qualification, you will learn what it means to provide a program for school age children and work in a position of responsibility. There are 25 units of study in this qualification covering topics such as:

  • Developing, implementing and evaluating learning programs for children
  • Facilitating children’s holistic development and wellbeing
  • Managing and maintaining legal and ethical compliance
  • Leadership and basic management responsibilities

The 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!


GREAT NEWS!! This qualification attracts funding assistance for eligible persons!!! 

This may include Taineeships, Apprenticeships, Centrelink/DHS payments and Government funding depending on your state/territory eligibility, with most funding options having very little cost to you as the student!! 

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

Fees for students not eligible for funding assistance: 

  • Enrolment fee: $300 including your first unit
  • External study: $160 per unit (pay as you are ready to learn)
  • Classroom study: Please contact ACCCO to enquire about timetables and availability
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): $150 per unit
  • Credit Transfer: FREE

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