This qualification covers workers who are responsible for the day-to-day running of a before and after school care and/or vacation care service. This includes including planning, implementing and managing programs which address licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements. At this level:
- Workers have responsibility for supervision of other staff and volunteers.
- In most states this diploma is the minimum qualification required under the national standards for outside school hours care coordinator positions.
2018 intake dates
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Part-time learners: 12-18 months
This course consists of a combination of theory in an fortnightly online classroom and a minimum of 240 hours of work placement. Training is supported by regular visits to the workplace by a qualified early childhood trainer. Learners will also be expected to attend face-to-face tutorial sessions every six weeks to support them through their studies.
You will learn how to:
- Promote and provide healthy food and drink
- Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
- Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
- Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
- Develop cultural competence
- Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
- Support children to participate in school age care
- Develop and implement play and leisure experience in school aged care
- Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
- Nuture creativity in children
- Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in school age care
- Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
- Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
- Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
- Analyse information to inform learning
- Develop teams and individuals
- Coordinate the work environment
- Provide mentoring support to colleagues
- Promote children’s agency
- Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
- Establish and maintain a safe healthy environment for children
- Maintain work health and safety
- Facilitate compliance in education and care services
- Develop and implement policy
If you have previously completed a Certificate IV in School Age Education:
If you have previously completed a Certificate IV in Children’s Services or have no prior industry qualification:
Please note that Gowrie Victoria is an approved Skills First provider for 2017.
Further information on our Course Fees can be found on our Fee Information, Funding and Loans page.
- Learners must meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills standards for Diploma SAEC level study.
- Learners must obtain a Working with Children (WWC) Check.
- Learners must be at least 15 years of age and be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
- If you are currently employed you may be eligible for a traineeship.
- Gowrie Victoria encourages people with disabilities to apply. Approval will be subject to the person being able to undertake all tasks and requirements of the course.
- OSHC Coordinator
- Program Leader
- Group Coordinator
- Service Director
- Group Leader
- Service Manager
- Vacation Care Coordinator
- Team Leader