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In today’s competitive workplace, you need your skills and experience to stand out from the rest. At GeSS Education your course will cover key skills that can be used across a broad range of industries and sectors. You’ll be mentored by some of the Education Industry’s best.

Not only will you have the opportunity to gain credit into further studies with leading universities, but also give your future job prospects a competitive edge!

So, take the first exciting step. You have our full support to help you achieve your career goals!
We look forward to supporting you throughout this wonderful journey.

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Cristine Russell

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CHC50221 Diploma of School Age Education and Care (CRICOS Code 109053D)

Passionate about education and want to be a teachers aid at a primary or high school? 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. You will learn to plan, implement and manage programs across all areas of service operations with specialised knowledge for diverse work situations. Graduates will be able to supervise staff and can work in outside school hours care and vacation care. This incorporates 23 units inclusive of 15 core units and electives with 280 hours of work placement.
Study this course at our GeSS Education campus and pathway into a Bachelor of Education with Southern Cross University.

WE guarantee your work placement YOU guarantee to attend valuable reality training at our campus to ensure you are “work ready” for work placement.

Units of Competency:

• BSBLDR523: Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
• CHCCCS007: Develop and implement service programs
• CHCDIV002: Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
• CHCDIV003: Manage and promote diversity
• CHCLEG003: Manage legal and ethical compliance
• CHCPRP003: Reflect on and improve own professional practice
• CHCPRT001: Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
• CHCSAC006: Support children to participate in school age care
• CHCSAC007: Develop and implement play and leisure experiences in school age care
• CHCSAC008: Work collaboratively and respectfully with school age children
• CHCSAC010: Foster holistic learning, development and wellbeing for school age children
• HLTAID012: Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
• HLTFSE007: Oversee the day-to-day implementation of food safety in the workplace
• HLTWHS003: Maintain work health and safety
• SISXDIS001: Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability


• BSBOPS502: Manage business operational plans
• BSBPEF502: Develop and use emotional intelligence
• CHCDIS007: Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
• CHCCOM002: Use communication to build relationships
• CHCPRP001: Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
• CHCCDE012: Work within organisation and government structures to enable community development outcomes
• CHCGRP002: Plan and conduct group activities
• BSBTWK502: Manage team effectiveness

Entry Requirements:

• Year 10 High School certificate or equivalent OR
• Certificate IV in a relevant qualification OR
• Mature aged student with relevant workplace experience
• English level: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
• 280 hours of work placement is mandatory for this course and is undertaken upon 75% completion of course. Placement will be organised for the student. The following is required for work placement: Application for a Blue Card (working with children check).
• Basic computer skills and access to a desktop or laptop with sufficient internet speed to undertake online studies

Course Duration:

Classroom Based:
24 months (includes 280 hours of work placement)

Course Fees:

Please see Price Lists in the bottom footer under ‘Quick Links’.
This course is also available for domestic high school based student delivery – enquire for more information on exclusive school prices to [email protected]

Start Dates:

Monthly Intakes

Possible Career Outcomes:

Teacher Aid

Before or After School Care

Educational Leader

Your pathway to an Australian University

This course is a great pathway opportunity for any student wishing to academically prepare for university as well as gaining practical preparation for the work environment.

GeSS Education in affiliation with our key RTO partner:

This qualification will be delivered by GeSS Education on behalf of our partner RTO, Dentos School of Management (RTO provider code 2875, CRICOS Code 01854A), under a third-party arrangement. Dentos School of Management will issue your qualification upon successful completion of your course. Please see Terms & Conditions within Student Handbook for further details.

Australian University partner includes:


To enquire please fill in the form and we will send you further information and an enrolment link. If you wish to package with a University offer, please let us know in the message section.

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