School Age Education and Care

Certificate IV

National Code: CHC40113

Course information

About the course

Course Number: CHC40113-01V02

Are you a positive, friendly, independent and  responsible person who has a genuine affinity with children? If so, our Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care will qualify you to work as an educator working with school age children in outside school hours care and vacation programs.

Our course will allow you to conduct vacation care programs, as well as before and after school care activities for children of school age. In this role you may may work under direct supervision, as part of a team or autonomously.

The course is available as a traineeship for eligible, employed applicants. This funding is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Work Placement
This course will require you to complete a total of 120 hours of practical work placement. These hours will be on a volunteer basis, unless you are already employed as an outside school hours care worker, in which case you are more than welcome to use your current workplace and hours to meet the 120 hour requirement.

Course study options
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  • Get credit for previous study and life experience

Other student services offered with this course

Counselling and career services
Disability support services
Libraries and information services

Study Modes available

Distance Learning


North Coast TAFE offers a wide choice of courses, some that attract government subsidies and some that do not. The fees payable will vary, depending on your personal circumstances, your study history and the course you choose.

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