Our CHC50221 Diploma of School Age Education and Care will train future educators, who are responsible for the day-to-day running of a regulated school age education and care service in Australia. They plan, implement and manage programs across all areas of service operations. They use specialised knowledge and analyse and apply theoretical concepts to diverse work situations. Educators have responsibility for the supervision of volunteers and/or other staff.

Educators in this context work in outside school hours care and vacation care.

Nationally Recognised

The CHC50221 Diploma of School Age Education and Care is a nationally recognised qualification.

Practical Placement

To achieve this qualification the individual must have completed a total of at least 280 hours of work with school age children in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia. We can help you organise the work placement (working hours can be logged as placement hours for workplace students)

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

16 months including term breaks

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.

The ability to obtain a Working with Children Check - Working with Children Check & Police Check required for industry work placement.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course are employed as;

  • Outside school hours care coordinator
  • Outside school hours care educator
  • Area manager
  • Program leader
  • Service manager
  • Team leader
  • Vacation care coordinator
Education Pathways

Some universities offer degree programs in a related field of study where students may be eligible for some credit for completing the CHC50221 - Diploma of School Age Education and Care

Some job roles you can undertake after this course are;

  • Educational Leader
  • Outside School Age Care Coordinator
  • Outside School Age Care Leader
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 23 units of competency:

  • 15 core units
  • 8 elective units
Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
CHCSAC006 Support children to participate in school age care Core
CHCSAC007 Develop and implement play and leisure experiences in school age care Core
CHCSAC008 Work collaboratively and respectfully with school age children Core
HLTFSE007 Oversee the day-to-day implementation of food safety in the workplace Core
CHCSAC010 Foster holistic learning, development and wellbeing for school age children Core
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
HLTAID012 Provide first aid in an education and care setting Core
CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs Core
CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity Core
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety Core
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance Core
SISXDIS001 Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability Core
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Core
BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships Core
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Core
HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices Elective
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness Elective
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships Elective
BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans Elective
BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence Elective
BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability Elective
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships Elective
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Elective
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