Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care

Course Overview:

This is the ideal course for those wishing to pursue a career with a focus on the day-to-day management of an outside of school hours or vacation care setting. This course includes planning and managing programs, quality rating system requirements, using frameworks to encourage child development and behaviour management for primary school age children.

You will learn about activities to enhance learning and development, caring for children with special needs, working with culturally diverse clients and management skills.

Hands-on practical experience will be achieved by undertaking vocational placement in an Outside School Hours Care setting. This course has an ideal balance of theory and practical learning to ensure your confidence entering the workforce.

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Cert IV School Aged Children

Practical Experience:

You will gain hands-on practical experience by undertaking a minimum of 120 hours of vocational placement in a School Aged Education & Care setting. This course has an ideal balance of theory and practical learning to ensure your confidence when entering the workforce.

Safety Program:

Charlton Brown is committed to creating safer homes. Our safety program is unique, as it focuses on seven potential risk areas and has been created with leading industry experts. This program is exclusive to Charlton Brown and will help you stand out from the crowd!

  • Water safety
  • Fire safety
  • Personal safety
  • Cyber safety
  • First Aid
  • Asthma and Anaphylaxis
  • Visit Kidsafe House

Career Outcomes:

  • Business Development Officer
  • Nominated Supervisor
  • Group Coordinator
  • Group Leader
  • Outside School Hours Care Coordinator
  • Outside School Hours Care Educator
  • Program Leader
  • Team Leader
  • Vacation Care Coordinator
We provide a number of options to fund your enrolment.
  • Pay in full
  • Payment plan

Recognition of Prior Learning:

We understand that you may have many skills and areas of expertise that you have obtained in different ways and these are recognised through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process, which may reduce your study duration.


Core Units
  • CHCLEG001
    Work legally and ethically
  • CHCECE001
    Develop cultural competence
  • CHCECE002
    Ensure the health and safety of children
  • CHCECE004
    Promote and provide health food and drinks
  • CHCECE009
    Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE011
    Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCPRT001
    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • CHCSAC001
    Support children to participate in school age care
  • CHCSAC002
    Develop and implement play and leisure experiences in school age care
  • CHCSAC003
    Work collaboratively and respectfully with children in school age care
  • CHCSAC004
    Support the holistic development of children in school age care
  • HLTAID004
    Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001
    Participate in work health and safety
  • CHCDIV001
    Work diverse people
  • CHCDIV002
    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Elective Units
  • CHCECE006
    Support behaviour of children and young people
    Support children to connect with their world
    Use communication to build relationships
    Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

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Course Details

Course Code



36 weeks



Delivery Mode

  • On Campus
  • Distance* *Domestic students only

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