Diploma of School Age Education and Care

diploma education support
Course Code
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Deepening
Course Location
Course Duration
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
Starting Date
  • Ongoing
Leongatha Campus
Phone: (03) 5662 6800

Fax: 1300 094 661

Email: leorecept@gippstafe.edu.au  

Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

This qualification covers workers in a range of education and school settings who provide assistance and support in the classroom to facilitate learning in collaboration with teachers, working with students under broad based supervision. The qualification provides opportunity for education workers to broaden their skills and knowledge base in the field of education support work.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Diploma of 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

As above

Entry Requirements

Candidates require validated significant experience in direct learning support roles under limited guidance as an education support worker, child care worker, home/volunteer tutor or similar role or successful completion of a Certificate IV in Education Support

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

Unit Code
Unit Name
Compulsory (18 units)
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
Support children to participate in school age care
CHCSAC002 Develop and implement play and leisure experiences in school age care
Work collaboratively and respectfully with children in school age care
Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in school age care
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
A selection of 7 elective units are to be undertaken. Please contact us for further information.