Diploma of Children's Services (Outside School Hours Care)

dip children services outside school hours care
Course Code
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Deepening
Course Location
Leongatha; Online
Course Duration
Full Time: 18 months - online
Course Cost
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Schedule of Fees
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Study Modes
Starting Date
  • Ongoing
Leongatha Campus

Phone: (03) 5662 6800

Fax: 1300 094 661

Email: leorecept@federationtraining.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

This course enables you to be responsible for the day-to-day running of a before- and after- School Care and/or Holiday Care service.

In most states this Diploma is the minimum qualification required under the national standards for outside-school-hours care coordinator positions.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Diploma of Children's Services (Outside School Hours 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

  • Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) Coordinator
  • Children's Services Program Leader / Manager
  • Vacation Care Coordinator

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of Certificate IV in Children’s Services (Outside School Hours Care) or significant industry experience.


To gain entry into CHC51008 Diploma of Children's Services (Outside school hours care) candidates must demonstrate competence through a recognized training program or recognition process, in the following units of competency: 

CHCCHILD401A Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCCN301A Ensure the health and safety of children
CGCCN303A Contribute to provision of nutritionally balanced food in a safe and hygienic manner
CHCCS400A Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
CHCFC301A Support the development of children
CHCOSHC401A Support children to participate in outside school hours care
CHCOSHC402A Develop and implement activities in outside school hours care
CHCOSHC403A Work effectively with children in outside school hours care
CHCPR301A Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
HLTFA301B Apply First Aid
HLTHIR403B Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
HLTOHS300A Contribute to OHS processes

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


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

Opportunities For Further Study

Diploma of Education Support

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?


Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Name
Compulsory (11 Units)
CHCCN511B Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCFC512A Foster physical development in middle childhood
CHCFC513A Foster social development in middle childhood
CHCFC514A Support emotional and psychological development in middle childhood
CHCFC515A Foster cognitive development in middle childhood
CHCIC501A Manage children’s services workplace practice to address regulations and quality assurance
CHCIC510A Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCIC512A Plan and implement inclusion of children with additional needs
CHCPOL504B Develop and implement policy
CHCPR510B Design, implement and evaluate programs and care routines for children
CHCRF511A Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate care fore children
Electives (Select 7 Units) – Sample selection list
It is highly recommended that this qualification includes one of the following units to provide a foundation of knowledge and skills for staff who work specifically with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and families.
CHCIC302A Support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander families to participate in children’s services
PSPMNGT605B Manage diversity
As cultural diversity is a feature of our community, one of the following electives is also recommended for inclusion:
CHCIC511A Implement and promote inclusive policies and practices in children’s services
HLTHIR403B Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
CHCORG506D Coordinate the work environment
CHCDIS301B Work effectively with people with a disability
CHCFC507A Use music to enhance children’s experience and development
CHCFC508A Foster children’s aesthetic and creative development
CHCIC511A Implement and promote inclusive policies and practices in children’s services
CHCPR509A Gather, interpret and use information about children
CHCRH505C Conduct a program for children and young people with special needs
CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCNET402B Establish and maintain effective networks
CHCORG423B Maintain quality service delivery
BSBMGT401A Show leadership in the workplace
CHCORG627B Provide mentoring support to colleagues
HLTOHS401A Maintain workplace OHS processes