Certificate IV School Age Education and Care

Cert IV Children's Services Outside School Hours Care
Course Code
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Building
Course Location
Leongatha; Online
Course Duration
Full Time: 1 year - online
Course Cost
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Study Modes
Online Leongatha

Phone: (03) 5662 6800

Fax: 1300 094 661

Email: leorecept@gippstafe.edu.au  

Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

Would you like to provide before and after school care activities and holiday programs for school-aged children?

Outside school hours educators are responsible for planning activities and providing care to children, facilitating their leisure and play and enabling them to achieve their developmental outcomes.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV School Age Education and Care.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many Federation Training courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

  • Assistant OSHC Coordinator
  • Recreation Assistant
  • Outside School Hours Care Supervisor / Coordinator

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


Assessment by workbooks, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), workplace assessment, written assignments.

Opportunities For Further Study

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?


Course Structure

19 units must be selected for this qualification including:

  • 15 compulsory units
  • 4 elective units 
Unit code Unit name
Compulsory (15 Units)
Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
Develop cultural competence
Ensure the health and safety of children
Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
Support children to participate in school age care
Develop and implement play and leisure experiences in school age care
Work collaboratively and respectfully with children in school age care
Support the holistic development of children in school age care
Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
Participate in work health and safety
A selection of 4 elective units are to be undertaken. Please contact us for further information