Diploma of School Age Education and Care

Course Overview:

This qualification is designed to enable those with experience in after-school care to move into a more senior role. You will be trained how to plan, implement, and manage programs to address duty-of-care requirements.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to provide organisational leadership, develop play experiences in a school-aged environment, and help to design the curriculum.

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Practical Experience:

You will gain hands-on practical experience by undertaking a minimum of 240 hours of vocational placement in a School Aged Education & Care setting. This course has an ideal balance of theory and practical learning to promote 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:

  • Early Intervention Homelessness Worker
  • Case Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Outreach Officer
  • Domestic Violence Worker
  • Family Support Worker
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
  • CHCECE001
    Develop cultural competence
  • CHCECE004
    Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  • CHCECE009
    Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE011
    Provide experiences to support children play and learning
  • CHCECE016
    Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE018
    Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE019
    Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
  • CHCECE020
    Establish plans for developing cooperative behaviour
  • CHCECE021
    Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE024
    Design and implement th curriculum to foster chidlren’s learning and development
  • CHCECE026
    Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
  • CHCPRT001
    Identify and respond to childen 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
  • CHCSAC005
    Foster the holistic development and wellbine of the child in school age care
  • HLTAID004
    Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • CHCDIV002
    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Elective Units
  • BSBLED401
    Develop teams and individuals
    Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
    Analyse information to inform learning
    Promote children’s agency
    Embed sustainable practices in service operations
    Reflect and improve on own professional practice
    Maintain work health and safety

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Course Details

Course Code



60 weeks



Delivery Mode

  • On Campus
  • Distance* *Domestic students only

Requirements of Enrolment

  • Completion of at least Year 12 from an Australian secondary school or overseas equivalent, or
  • Proof of equivalent competency in core skills to a level appropriate for the course being applied for* and
  • Successful completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment and
  • Working With Children Check and Police Clearance and
  • Medical certificate attesting to good health

*Proof of competency may include but are not limited to professional, work and life experiences, other accredited or non-accredited study.  

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