This course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to support and guide children's effective participation in school age care. This means working with children between the ages of 5 and 12 years old.
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A school-age care service is a service that offers care and education for children between the ages of 5 years and 12 years. This usually coincides with primary school years, from kindergarten/prep to grade 6. School age care services are also known as OSHC, Out of School Hours Care, Before School Care or After School Care.
If you would like to become an educator that works within this sector, our Before & After School care short course is a great first step.
We're committed to you! As an OCA student you will receive a range of support services to assist you with your learning journey. This includes: live chat, technical, admin and general course support and a dedicated trainer to support your learning.
This qualification is delivered online. As soon as you enrol, you’ll be provided with a login and password so you can access our OCA e-learning centre 24/7. You can study at your own pace, from the comfort of your home. All course materials are 100% online, and delivered via our innovative e-learning experience.
The length of time it takes you to complete this course depends on how much time you can invest each week, so if you spend 25 hours a week on the course you will finish it in 2 weeks (or sooner).
Please check with your state department for the relevant "checks/permissions" that may be required to gain employment in this industry (I.E In QLD: If you wish to work with children in Queensland you must first have the appropriate blue card).
Support Children To Participate In School Age Care
Work Collaboratively & Respectfully With Children In School Aged Care
BONUS UNIT: Work Effectively With Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander People