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CHC40113 - Certificate IV School Age Education & Care

Qualification Description

The  CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education & Care covers those who currently work or want to work in before and after school settings or vacation care.
Course Structure and Resources
There are a variety of delivery options including employment based, correspondence or face to face dependent on your situation and availability. Phone and email support are available. All courses are competency based and all resources are supplied by METS.
Options for study
Option 1: Traineeships – you need to be employed within an Out of School Hours Care service on a permanent basis (fulltime or part time) to undertake a new Traineeship (other conditions apply). The course cost is subsidised by the Government for eligible participants although a compulsory enrolment fee applies (concessions and exemptions are available)
You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident (some visa’s are acceptable and other conditions apply).
Contact METS or your local apprenticeship centre for more information.
Option 2: Fee for Service (Self funded)
For those who are not eligible or simply do not wish to participate in a Traineeship, you can still complete the course as a Fee for Service Learner. You can be employed by an Out of School Hours Care organisation as a permanent, casual or as a volunteer and you will need to have the cooperation of a service to comply with the practical components of the course. You can choose to start this course at any time throughout the year.
Skills Recognition
Students may have attained knowledge and skills in the workplace and/or competencies in one or more units. RPL (recognition of prior learning) is available for each unit of competency based on relevant workplace experience, formal training or other expertise relative to the sector.
Conditions in the Workplace
It is required that you have a qualified person holding a Certificate IV or higher qualification in Out of School Hours/School Age Education & Care and/or relevant industry experience in order to assist you with mentoring whilst you are studying and to be your practical supervisor during the course of your study.
These arrangements are flexible and METS staff are available if you need assistance with discussing the arrangements with your chosen organisation.
What’s next?
Trainees will need to have the full support of their employer for their training. METS will discuss responsibilities with your employer and then proceed to organize an Apprenticeship Centre to complete the necessary documents. METS will then begin the enrolment process.
Trainees classified as New Entrant will be charged an annual enrolment fee. NSW State Training Services have instructed RTO’s to collect this compulsory fee. Concessions and exemptions may apply.
Fee for Service (Self funded) learners will need to have an Out of School Care Service organized to assist them with the practical on the job component.
Fee for Service learners must submit a completed enrolment form with the enrolment fee and purchase a minimum of 3 units to commence then you can choose to pay as you go or purchase clusters of units (maximum up to $1000) Call METS to discuss.
Duration of the course
Trainees - 24 months for a fulltime employee 36 months for a part time employee
Fee For Service (Self Funded) – An enrolment period of 2 years will be given , extensions can be applied for however further enrolment fees will apply.
Call METS to discuss the enrolment procedure or email
Course Outline
19 Units of Competency


Work legally and ethically


Ensure the health and safety of children


Identify and respond to children and young people at risk


Participate in workplace health and safety


Promote and provide healthy food and drinks


Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children


Support children to participate in school age care


Work collaboratively and respectfully with children in school age care


Develop and implement play and leisure experiences in school age care


Support behaviour of children and young people


Support the holistic development of children in school age care


Use an approved learning framework to guide practice


Provide experiences to support children's play and learning


Reflect on and improve own professional practice


Support children to connect with their world


Work with diverse people


Develop cultural competence


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

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All of these competencies must be successfully completed to gain the CHC40113 Certificate IV in School 
Age Education & Care

How can I get started?

Now you know that you'd like to start or continue on your training journey; please find our pre-enrolment and consumer protection information here.​

Enrolling in our courses

To get started, email your completed Enrolment Pack​, along with a copy of your ID to our friendly METS team at​

Last Modified: 13/02/2018 4:36 PM