CHC50213 – Diploma of School Age Education and Care

This qualification reflects the role of educators who are responsible for the day-to-day running of a before and after school care and/or vacation care service, including planning, implementing and managing programs which address regulatory and duty of care requirements.
They will have responsibility for the supervision of volunteers and or other staff.

Entry requirements

– A satisfactory level of language and literacy skills will be established at the time of enrolment
– A genuine desire to work in the childcare industry
– WA students must hold a Working with Children Card (we can help you with information about how to apply for one of these)

This course has a practical placement requirement of 240 Hours. This course is self-paced and contains x nominal hours with an expectation of at least x hours a week study time for a maximum course duration of 24 months.


For each unit students are provided with access to electronic resources to assist them in gathering the evidence ready for assessment. You will have access to a trainer/assessor to provide support.

RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning)

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is assessment only and involves the assessment of previously unrecognised skills and knowledge an individual has achieved outside the formal education and training system in respect of a specific units or qualification. We look at past jobs, life experience, samples of work and any industry representative endorsements you may have and use methods to establish your competency against a national set of standards and offer qualification recognition or part of. This is not for everyone however, if you are currently working in the industry you are seeking recognition for, this may be an option for you. You will have 3 months to meet the requirements required to be deemed competent in the qualification, which will be discussed with your assessor.


You will need access to a computer and internet. Students can request paper base resources for a fee of $12 per unit (allow up to 6 working days for delivery).

Enrolment Procedure

1. Registration of interest/discussion with Training For Me Enrolment and Student Support Officer/contact form completed from the website.

2. Completion of LLN and any additional paperwork (direct debit form is paying by payment plan).

3. Interview with Enrolment and Student Support Officer in person or via the telephone.

4. Payment of invoices or a payment plan must be in place before training is commenced.

25 units of competency 18 core units and 7 elective units

CHCECE001Develop cultural competenceC
CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinksC
CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practiceC
CHCECE011Provide experiences to support childrens play and learningC
CHCECE016Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for childrenC
CHCECE018Nurture creativity in childrenC
CHCECE019Facilitate compliance in an education and care serviceC
CHCECE020Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviorC
CHCECE021Implement strategies for the inclusion of all childrenC
CHCECE024Design and implement the curriculum to foster childrens learning and developmentC
CHCECE026Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for childrenC
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at riskC
CHCSAC001Support children to participate in school age careC
CHCSAC002Develop and implement play and leisure experiences in school careC
CHCSAC003Work collaboratively and respectfully with children in school age careC
CHCSAC005Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in school age careC
HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care settingC
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyC
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practiseC
CHCECE022Promote children’s agencyC
CHCECE023Analyse information to inform learningC
CHCECE025Embed sustainable practices in service operationsC
CHCMGT003Lead the work teamE
BSBWOR501Manage personal work priorities and professional developmentE
CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleC

The units listed above are subject to change and selection of elective units. An individual Training Plan is drawn up and agreed with each student and employer (if applicable) at the time of enrolment.

    Upfront Payment

    $2499 Correspondence

    $999 RPL

    Save 20% when paying upfront

    Payment Plan

    Correspondence $52.86/Week (Total $2998.80) for 52 Weeks & $250 upfront

    Certificates are not issued until full payment is received.

    For refunds and policies relating to your training please refer to the Student Handbook on the Downloads Page

    Student Co-contribution Fees


    Funded by the Queensland Government

    CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care is available for eligible participants under the Higher Level Skills Program. For more information and eligibility requirements, please click here.

When you gain this qualification, you will be able to work (under direct supervision or autonomously) as:

– School Age Care Educator
– School Age Care Assistant
– Recreation Assistant
– Nanny and Mobile Assistant

Qualification pathways include: Diploma of Leadership and Management, Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

Early Childhood Education Courses

Information Technology

Business / Management Courses

First Aid Courses

Quality Auditing

Online Courses

Professional Development Courses

Recognition of Prior Learning Courses