Network of Community Activities is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). National Provider Number: 90537. Information about our registration can be found https://training.gov.au/
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on nationally endorsed competency standards in National Training Packages. As an RTO, Network offers the two (2) national OOSH specific qualifications:
CHC40113 Certificate IV of School Age Education and Care and
CHC50213 Diploma in School Age Education and Care
Network’s accredited training provides opportunities for participants to complete one or more units that contribute towards completion of a qualification, add to their existing qualifications or skills set. Greater detail on both qualifications is contained below and in our Student Handbook.
Both qualifications are nationally recognised and accredited. This means that they can be used as evidence for employment purposes or further study and will be recognised across Australia.
Network has developed a Recognition Pathway for the two qualifications. Recognition includes Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Recognition of Current Competency (RCC). The Recognition pathway allows candidates to use their existing knowledge and skills to demonstrate competency against the qualifications.
Network delivers the full qualifications, or part thereof, through the use of webinars, compulsory work placements, third party reports, video and photo evidence, direct contact with your trainer and assessor, credit transfer, blended learning and through direct observation.
Network also offers a range of individual accredited units as part of our professional development program. Participants can attend these sessions and then complete assessment tasks to receive a Statement of Attainment.
The successful completion of single units can be a useful pathway to completing a skills set or full qualification.
Network offers a range of study options for students for example, fully self directed learning, mixed mode, electronic resources, webinars and distance learning. The best study option for students is unique and discussed on an individual basis.
CHC50213 Diploma in School Age Education and Care*
The Diploma qualification is aimed at educators who are responsible for the day-to-day running of a before and after school care and/or vacation care service. The course content covers the duties required of educators in a leadership position, such as planning, implementing and managing programs which foster children’s wellbeing, learning and development, addressing regulatory and duty of care requirements, working with staff teams and reflecting on your own professional practice.
To gain the Diploma learners must complete 25 units of competency:
18 Core (Compulsory) Units and 7 Elective Units
The Diploma requires learners to complete at least 240 hours of experience working with a range of children aged 5-12 years in a regulated School Age Education and Care service. The student and not Network arrange this. During this time, learners will be expected to participate in the usual duties of an Educator in the service and carry out the activities specified in the Performance Evidence of the qualification. This time is to be recorded and submitted as evidence.
Maximum completion time is 2 years. A range of study methods are available and every student is unique with varying skills, work experience, RPL and CT arrangements so each student may complete the Diploma at different rates of time. If every student adheres to their training timetable provided they will complete within the allocated 2 years.
CHC40113 Certificate IV of School Age Education and Care*
The Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care reflects the role of Educators who work with school age children in outside school hours care and vacation programs. In doing so, they support the implementation of an approved learning framework. They may work under direct supervision or autonomously. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.
To gain this qualification, learners must complete 19 units of competency:
19 units in total – 15 Core (Compulsory) units and 4 Elective units
The Certificate IV requires learners to complete at least 120 hours of experience working with a range of children aged 5-12 years in a regulated School Age Education and Care service. The student, and not Network, arrange this. During this time, learners will be expected to participate in the usual duties of an educator in the service and carry out the activities specified in the Performance Evidence of the qualification.
Maximum completion time is up to 18 months. A range of study methods are available and every student is unique with varying skills, work experience, RPL and CT arrangements so each student may complete at different rates of time. If every student adheres to the timetable provided they will complete within the maximum 18 months.
*Please note Network does not offer the First Aid unit ‘HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting’. A current First Aid certificate for this unit must be held at the time of completing the qualification. Learners must complete this unit with an external Registered Training Organisation at their own cost.