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CHC50221 Diploma of School Age Education and Care

School Age Education and Care

CHC50221 Diploma of School Age Education and Care

Nationally Recognised Training

This qualification reflects the role of educators who are responsible for the day-to-day running of a regulated school age education and care service in Australia. They plan, implement and manage programs across all areas of service operations. They use specialised knowledge and analyse and apply theoretical concepts to diverse work situations. Educators have responsibility for the supervision of volunteers and/or other staff.

Educators in this context work in outside school hours care and vacation care.

To achieve this qualification the individual must have completed a total of at least 280 hours of work with school age children in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include a requirement for workplace hours.

No national occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Subsidised Course Fees

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. Eligibility criteria applies under NSW Smart and Skilled. Eligibility will be checked and a course fee confirmed prior to enrolment.

New Entrant Traineeship $0
Fee Free Scholarship $0
Fee Exemption $0
First Qualification $4,420
Second Qualification $4,970

Non-subsidised Course Fees

Full Fee $13,070

Qualification Information

Units of Competency

23 Units to be completed in total: 15 CORE and 8 ELECTIVE units of competency

Unit Code Unit Title Core / Elective
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety Core
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance Core
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Core
HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting Core
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment Elective
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships Elective

Lead and manage effective workplace relationships

BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness Elective
BSBHRM413 Support the learning and development of teams and individuals Elective
CHCYTH003 Support young people to create opportunities in their lives Elective
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy Elective
BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability Elective
HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices Elective
CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs Core
CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity Core

Oversee the day-to-day implementation of food safety in the workplace

SISXDIS001 Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability Core
CHCSAC006 Support children to participate in school age care Core
CHCSAC007 Develop and implement play and leisure experiences in school age care Core
CHCSAC008 Work collaboratively and respectfully with school age children Core
CHCSAC010 Foster holistic learning, development and wellbeing for school age children Core
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core

We have listed commonly used electives however there is a wider range of electives available to suit your requirements! Credit can be applied for previously completed units of competency.

Work placement

This qualification requires the successful completion of a minimum of 280 hours of work in a regulated education and care service as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

For those already employed within a suitable industry setting, work placement can be completed as part of your normal working hours as long as the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency are met.

Work placement opportunities will be identified as part of the enrolment process and students requiring to undertake work placement will be supported to complete this once all necessary milestones have been met.

Outcomes and Career Pathways

Job Roles & Titles Relevant to this Qualification

Upon successful completion of this qualification, occupational titles may include:

  • OOSH Educator
  • Assistant Coordinator
  • OOSH Coordinator
  • Childhood Education Leader
  • Vacation Care Coordinator
  • Recreational Leader
Career Pathways

Working in the Education and Care industry can be an incredibly rewarding career with a wide range of opportunities.

People who successfully complete this course may choose to continue their studies by completing a qualification in Early Childhood Education and Care or continuing on to university to become a qualified teacher.

As much of the skills and knowledge that you will learn through a career in Education and Care are transferrable, this is a great industry for those considering a future career in roles such as teaching or education support.

Enrolment Options

This qualification can be undertaken through a range of enrolment options including a traineeship, Smart & Skilled entitlement model, fee-for-service enrolment or other Government funded options. More information relating to these options can be found below: 


A traineeship combines on-the-job work and formal training with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to obtain a nationally recognised qualification. Traineeships can be undertaken by fulltime and part-time employees and may attract government subsidies based on eligibility criteria.

New entrant traineeship Existing worker traineeship
Fee-free available* Yes No
Subsidised fees available* Yes No
Employer incentives available* Yes Yes
Employment status Fulltime or Part time Fulltime or Part time
Minimum employment hours 21 hours per week 21 hours per week
Enrolment duration 18  months 18 months
Competency-based completion available Yes Yes
Course fee* $0 – $1,000 $P.O.A

*Eligibility criteria applies

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Smart and Skilled Entitlement

Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with access to Government-subsidised training.

Smart and Skilled Entitlement Enrolment (EFQ)
Fee-free scholarships available* Yes
Subsidised fees available* Yes
Employer incentives available* No
Employment status N/A
Minimum employment hours N/A
Enrolment duration 18 months
Competency-based completion available Yes
Course fee* $0 – $4,970

*Eligibility criteria applies

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.


Fee-for-service enrolments are available for those who are not eligible or do not wish the study through a Government-subsidised pathway.

Fee-for-service Enrolment (FFS)
Fee-free scholarships available No
Subsidised fees available No
Employer incentives available No
Employment status N/A
Minimum employment hours N/A
Enrolment duration 18 months
Competency-based completion available Yes
Course fee $P.O.A


Other options

There may be availability to complete this qualification (in part) through other NSW Government funded pathways including part qualification and pre-vocational programs. In order to access these pathways, an application must be made to the Department with employer support. The duration, commencement/completion dates and units of competency will be identified throughout the application process.

Additionally, there may be availability to study Skill Sets relating to this qualification.

Please contact our team to enquire.

Delivery Pathways


This pathway is for learners undertaking study as part of a signed training contract with their Employer and includes planned site visits.


This pathway is for learners employed within the industry and undertaking study with employer support outside of a traineeship.

Classroom delivery

Learning occurs through face-to-face or virtual sessions including weekday, evening and Saturday sessions.

Blended delivery

Learning occurs through a combination of classroom sessions, work-based, virtual and/or distance delivery.

Studying with KARBEN

At KARBEN Training Solutions, we pride ourselves on the support we offer to both students and employers throughout the learning journey.

Student Support
  • Planned contact with a Trainer/Assessor
  • Planned contact with a Student Mentor
  • Access to our dedicated Student Mentors via phone, email and face-to-face by appointment*
  • Affordable study sessions
  • Access to a Student Portal
  • Access to the KTS Resource Library
  • Regular enrolment updates including assessment outcomes and feedback

* Refer to the Student and Employer Handbook for more information.

Employer Support
  • Planned contact with a Trainer/Assessor*
  • Dedicated Client Services Representative
  • Formal review of traineeship program every 12 months
  • Access to an Employer Portal
  • Written feedback after each site visit*
  • Regular enrolment updates for students including assessment outcomes and feedback*

*Where a student is studying through a traineeship pathway or has provided authority to release information.

Payment Options

 Upon successful completion of the enrolment process, an invoice will be issued via email.

Payment plans are available.

Please see our Student and Employer Handbook for Fee Schedule and payment plan options.

How to Enrol

Our pre-enrolment process ensures that you are provided with information to make an informed choice about your studies before making a formal commitment. This process is summarised below and must be completed before we accept your enrolment:

Step 1: Enquire

Contact us to discuss your training needs or simply complete an enquiry on our website.

Step 2: Check eligibility

Complete an eligibility form to see what pathways are available to you and receive an obligation-free quote.

Step 3: Choose your path

Decide how you want to study and what funding pathway you’d like to study through.

Step 4: Enrol

Complete our enrolment process and set a plan for your studies in consultation with a KTS Trainer.

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