Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care - CHC40113

Atkinson Training and Development

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree

This qualification reflects the role of educators who work with school age children in outside school hours care and vacation programs. In doing so they support the implementation of an approved learning framework. They may work under direct supervision or autonomously.They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children\u2019s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au.


  • 19 units: 15 core
  • 4 elective


  • Use business technology
  • Work collaboratively and respectfully with children in school age care
  • Plan and provide sport and recreational services
  • Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
  • Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • Communicate appropriately with clients and colleagues
  • Participate in workplace health and safety
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
  • Promote innovation in a team environment
  • Plan meals and menus to meet cultural and religious needs
  • Participate effectively in the work environment
  • Support children to connect with their world
  • Coordinate emergency responses
  • Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  • Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • Develop leisure and health programs for clients with special needs
  • Support children to participate in school age care
  • Assist with recreation games not requiring equipment
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Follow basic food safety practices
  • Support the rights and safety of children and young people
  • Ensure the health and safety of children
  • Lead and develop others in a community sector workplace
  • Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
  • Work effectively with people with a disability
  • Develop cultural competence
  • Facilitate adventure-based learning activities
  • Work effectively in the community sector
  • Work to empower Aboriginal and-or Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Support behaviour of children and young people
  • Undertake community sector work within own community
  • Promote children's agency
  • Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
  • Plan and modify meals and menus according to nutrition care plans
  • Conduct a sport and recreation session for participants
  • Support the holistic development of children in school age care
  • Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • Embed sustainable practices in service operations
  • Develop and implement play and leisure experiences in school age care

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Charlestown No

Further information

Students must hold an Ochre Card in order to gain entry into this qualification.

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