CHC40113 – Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care


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.

This qualification is made up of 19 units (15 core, 4 elective) which reflect the needs of industry

Entry requirements

  • Valid USI
  • Working with Children Card
  • Completed LLN Assessment
  • Access to a registered child care service to complete the minimum required 120 hours (can be employment, work placement or volunteer)

Duration & Delivery

The guideline for duration is 6 months – 2 years however, training is self-paced, and duration depends on the individual learner, their employment situation and enrolment type. Credit transfer and RPL options may also reduce the overall time taken to complete the course.

This qualification can be provided through a Traineeship or Fee For Service arrangement. Students may  be eligible for RPL entry.

Training is delivered on site at a nominated registered child care service. Site visits are conducted monthly and can also be scheduled more frequently to suit the needs of the learner

First Aid

If a student presents a Statement of Attainment for the unit HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting gap training will be required to be completed before the unit HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting can be awarded. Gold Start staff will assist students with gap training options.