Diploma of School Age Education and Care



Our CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care will train future educators, who are responsible for the day-to-day running of a before and after school care and/or vacation care service.

This qualification will help you learn the skills required for leadership roles in school age care services. A diploma would enable you to take responsibility, leadership and supervise teams in your workplace. You’ll also be qualified to plan, implement and manage programs which address regulatory and duty of care requirements. The Diploma of School Age Education and Care is for anyone looking for rewarding, out-of-the-ordinary roles outside school contexts. As educators, they plan programs and facilitate children’s learning and development.


The CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care is a nationally recognised qualification.


Minimum of 240 hours that we can help you organise (working hours can be logged as placement hours for workplace students)


  1. Classroom Based
  2. Workplace
  3. Distance Learning
  4. Virtual/Blended


16 months


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


Graduates of this course are employed in;

    1. Healthcare and Social Assistance
    2. Education and Training


Some universities offer degree programs in a related field of study where students may be eligible for some credit for completing the CHC50213 - Diploma of School Age Education and Care

Some job roles you can undertake after this course are;

  1. Educational Leader
  2. Outside School Age Care Coordinator
  3. Outside School Age Care Leader


Victorian residents 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!


This course has 25 units of competency:

  1. 18 core units
  2. 7 elective units
Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks Core
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence Core
CHCDIV002 Promote aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting 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
CHCSAC003 Work collaboratively and respectfully with children in school age care Core
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children Core
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services Core
CHCSAC002 Develop and implement play and leisure experiences in school age care Core
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children Core
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour Core
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children Core
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children Core
CHCSAC005 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in school age care Core
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development Core
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Elective
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals Elective
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency Elective
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations Elective
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy Elective
CHCECE017 CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learningFoster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood Elective
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning Elective