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
Course Cost
For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
Study Modes
Leongatha Campus

Phone: (03) 5662 6800

Fax: 1300 094 661

Email: leorecept@gippstafe.edu.au  

Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

The Certificate IV in Out of School Hours Care contains specific units of competency that have been recognized nationally as being critical to work in Out of School Hours services.

This course is designed to provide workers with the skills required to :
  • Provide care for children (5 - 12 years).
  • Plan activities.
  • Facilitate play and leisure.
  • Meet developmental needs.
Employees may work under direct supervision or autonomously. Employees may have some supervisory responsibility for volunteers and other workers.

Career Outcome
Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) Kindergarten Manager
Diploma of Children's Services (Early Childhood Education and Care)
Diploma of Children's Services (Outside School Hours Care)
Pre-school Assistant
Certificate IV in Children's Services (Outside School Hours Care) Outside School Care
Certificate III in Children's Services
Childcare Worker
For more information on pathways, please contact Student Experience Higher Education

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

Employment Prospects

  • Vacation Care Assistant
  • Out of School Hours Care Assistant
  • Program Leader
  • Youth Worker
  • Special Needs Inclusion Worker 

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