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CHC50213 - Diploma of School Age Education & Care

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This qualification covers workers who are responsible for day-to-day running of a before and after school care and/or vacation care service, 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.
Occupational titles may include:
• Director • Program leader
• Group coordinator • Service director
• Group leader • Service manager
• Outside school hours care coordinator • Team leader
• Outside school hours care worker • Vacation care coordinator
Course Structure and Resources             
Course structure is flexible and can be tailored to both employer and student needs. 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.
Skills Recognition
Learners 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 Diploma or higher qualification (e.g.  Early Childhood Teacher) 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.
Duration of the course
Trainees - 24 months for a fulltime employee or 36 months for a part time employee
Fee For Service (Self-Funded) – An enrolment period of 2 years will be given.
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 organise an Apprenticeship centre to complete the necessary documents. METS will then begin the enrolment process.

Fee For Service (Self-Funded) learners pay a course fee.

Once we receive a completed enrolment form, an invoice is then generated. Alternnatively, a direct debit payment arrangement can also be set up. Call METS to discuss your payment options.
Course Outline
25 Units of Competency. All of these competencies must be successfully completed to gain the
 CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education & Care.


Support children to participate in school age care


Develop and implement play and leisure experiences in school age children


Work collaboratively and respectfully with children in school age care


Promote and provide healthy food and drinks


Use an approved framework to guide practice


Provide experiences to support children's play and learning


Identify and respond to children and young people at risk


Develop cultural competence


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children


Maintain work health and safety


Embed sustainable practices in service operations


Reflect on and improve own professional practice


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


Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in school age care


Promote children's agency


Nurture creativity in children


Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development


Analyse information to inform learning


Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour


Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children


Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children


Facilitate compliance in an education and care service


Meet community information needs


Lead the work team


All of these competencies must be successfully completed to gain the CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Nationally Recognised Training Logo.jpg

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: 15/05/2019 3:27 PM