The Diploma of School Age Education and Care is an 18 month course designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to take responsibility for the overall planning, implementation and management of a school age education and care program. At this level you will have responsibility for the supervision of other staff and volunteers and to undertake the role of; Outside school hours care coordinator, Out of School Hours Care educator, program leader, service manager, team leader or vacation care coordinator.
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18 core and 7 electives = 25 units
Workplace and Virtual campus
Government Funding & Fees
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
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
CHCSAC005 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in school age care
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
How is the course delivered and assessed?
Delivery – This qualification is either delivered in the workplace
to students who are employed for a minimum of 15 hours per
week in a regulated school age education and care service, or via
Virtual campus learning with teacher support and practical placement.
Practical placement – Students who are not already employed
in a school age education and care service are required to
undertake a minimum of 240 hours of placement in total.
Assessment methods – Short answer questions, projects,
workplace tasks and observations in the workplace. In order for
us to assess your skills, you will be required to work within each
service type. This includes before school care, after school care
and vacation care.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course although it is expected that students will have the appropriate literacy and numeracy skills and a genuine interest in working with school aged children.
Do we provide recognition for prior learning?
We have an extensive recognition process. You will be provided with the opportunity to apply for recognition against any or all of the units in this course. As you progress through each of the key areas of learning other opportunities to apply for recognition will occur.
People with disabilities are encouraged to apply for courses with Practical Outcomes and we will provide you with relevant support and resources to meet your specific learning needs. Funding may also be available to support you. An extensive welfare program is available for all students which allows you to tap into support and resources necessary for learning and personal needs. If you feel like this could assist you then speak to your trainer and they will contact our welfare officer.
Who will be my trainer?
As you enrol, you will be provided with a qualified and skilled trainer that will support you through your entire course. The trainer will visit you in your workplace and provide you with individual training and assessment. Your trainer will also provide support to you via telephone and email. A workplace coach will also be allocated to you within the workplace. The workplace coach will mentor you through tasks and provide you with many opportunities to practice your skills.
Information regarding the cost for this course is included in the Student Pricing Schedule.
Issuing of qualifications
Students will be issued with a certificate on completion of all units of competency within a qualification. Statements of attainment will be issued for partial completion.