The CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care introduces individuals to working in the field of school age care. With KAL’s Certificate IV, you will learn the fundamentals of working with school age children and supporting their wellbeing, development and learning.

Nationally Recognised


Practical Placement

Minimum of 120 hours that we can help you organise (working hours can be logged as placement hours for workplace students)

Delivery Mode
  • Classroom Based
  • Workplace
  • Distance Learning
  • Virtual/Blended
Course Duration

12 months

Entry Requirement

There are no entry requirements for this course, however students are required to undertake the Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment and Pre -Training Review. This will assist to determine candidate’s suitability and relevance for the course and identification of any support required.

Working with Children Check required before undertaking Work Placement

Career Opportunities
  • Outside School Hours Educator
  • After and Before Care
  • Family Day Care Provider
  • Holiday program / Vacation Care
Education Pathways
  • CHC50121 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (Release 4)
  • CHC50221 - Diploma of School Age Education and Care (Release 4)
Funding, Eligibility and Course Fee

Students who undertake classroom-based or blended training may be eligible for Commonwealth and Victorian Government Funding (Skills First previously known as Victorian Training Guarantee). Use our easy Eligibility Checker to find out if you’re eligible for Victorian Government Funding. Funded places are limited, so be sure to make a timely application!

For more information, refer to the Course fee.

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This course has 19 units of competency:

  • 15 core units
  • 4 elective units
Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence Core
CHCECE002 Ensure the Health and safety of Children Core
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks Core
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice Core
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning Core
CHCSAC001 Support children to participate in school age care Core
CHCSAC002 Develop and implement play and leisure experiences in school age care Core
CHCSAC003 Work collaboratively and respectfully with children in school age care Core
CHCSAC004 Support the holistic development of children in school age care Core
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting Core
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
HLTWHS001 Participate in work health and safety Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency Elective
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations Elective
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children Elective
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children Elective