Learn to help children grow and develop with a Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care. 

Course Summary

Don't waste your love for children by working in an office space. Children Services Training Australia can help you develop your love for children into a certified career in after-school care

Our Melbourne Training Centre are running monthly intakes into Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care. This nationally accredited Certificate IV level course runs over 26 weeks with a 1 day per week flexible study load. 


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Course Information

Current intake is full, please contact admissions for next intake or a link for the next intake.

Current Intakes

Current intake is full, please contact admissions for next intake or a link for the next intake.


Children's Services Training Australia
Level 6, 250 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Phone: 1300 659 557
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Trainer Profiles

Rathi Damodaran holds a Master of Arts in Human Resources Management from The Kensington College and University, United Kingdom. She was born in Malaysia and migrated to Australia in 2007. Between 2008 and 2011, Rathi has obtained a long list of qualifications, including her Certificate III in Child...
I have had approximately 25 years in the early childhood industry. Within this period I have worn many hats ranging from kindergarten assistant to early childhood service director. I am currently working part time as an early childhood teacher in a preschool setting and training in the Certific...

Course Outline

Units of Competency

When enrolling into a Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care with CSTA, you can expect to complete the following nationally accredited units of competence.

CHCCS400C  Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
CHCECE001  Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002  Ensure the health and safety of children
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
CHCPRT001  Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCSAC001  Support children to participate in school age care
CHCSAC002  Develop and implement play and leisure experiences in school age care
CHCSAC003  Work collaboratively and respectfully with children in school age care
CHCSAC004  Support the holistic development of children in school age care
HLTAID004  Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTHIR403C  Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
HLTHIR404D  Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
HLTWHS001  Participate in work health and safety
CHCORG303C Participate effectively in the work environment
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
HLTHIR403C  Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
HLTFS207C Follow basic food safety practices



Employment Options

Our nationally accredited Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care is designed to get you into the workplace as an after-school attendant. 

Today's socioeconomic climate sees that both parents are typically in the workplace and after school care is a growing need for most young-families. 

This course will allow you to work autonomously or under-supervision. 

Work Placement

When completing your Certificate IV with CSTA you will be required to complete mandatory work placement experience as part of your qualification. This experience is invaluable as it gives you the opportunity to meet prospective employers whilst seeing the reality of an child care facility.

Job Placements Opportunities

Education That Pays Off

Here at Children Services Training Australia, we believe that education should amount to something. What we mean by this - is that your investment of time with our course - must by necessity result in employment. To achieve this we tailor our courses around the needs of the childcare industry and employ professional trainers with years of relevant industry experience. Their knowledge and experience builds careers and instills confidence in students. 

Need Help?

Learn more about our child care courses on our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact our team to speak to a career expert today.


USI: The Commonwealth Government have recently introduced 'Unique Student Identifier' numbers. It's mandatory that all students attending this course register for a free USI prior to commencement. Registering only takes a few minutes.

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