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CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care

National ID: CHC40113 | State ID: J589

This qualification reflects the role of educators who work with school age children in out of school hours care and vacation programs. Educators support the implementation of the, “My time, Our place “ national learning framework. Educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously and may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.

When you complete the Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care you'll be on your way to a career as an outside school hours carer or school holiday program coordinator for children aged between 6 and 12 years.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the education sector, supporting the development of children, implementing inclusion strategies, understanding legal, ethical, and administrative requirements, first aid, working with cultural diversity, and workplace health and safety.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

Entrance Requirements

Work placement

Job opportunities

Study pathway

How to apply

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III
Work placement

Students are required to obtain a Working with Children Check, a  Police Clearance and medical clearance before attending work placement. Under 18 students will be required to obtain a Confidential Statutory Declaration and a medical clearance.

Job opportunities

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a Educator School Aged Education and Care, Nanny, Family Day Care Educator or Play Leader, Team Leader, Educator School Aged Education and Care.

Study pathway

Graduates may be eligible for university entry.

How to apply

For full time, part time, flexible or online courses apply at when applications are open.

For international students, contact

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1800 621 445 or email

Delivery location, important dates and study options

In order to comply with COVID-19 Government directed social distancing guidelines, some courses may include a mix of online and classroom based training delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements.

While the mode of delivery might vary, the content and key learning outcomes of the course will remain the same.

The precise mix of delivery method will vary from course to course. The time, place and method of delivery may also vary across the semester to ensure social distancing and safe training delivery for staff and students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

South Regional TAFE will provide students with adequate support to work in online environments where necessary.

Available Semester 1 & Semester 2

Albany - Flexible


Fees and charges


Duration 18 months
When Available Semester 1 & Semester 2
Where Albany
How Flexible
Other study options
This course may have other study modes available. For more information Complete an enquiry form below. Please Note: Study durations will vary depending on selected study mode.

Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Page last updated July 09, 2020