- A satisfactory police check and/or DECS criminal history screening will be required at the expense of the student prior to commencing a vocational work placement or gaining employment. All students are required to complete vocational placements (unless currently employed in an appropriate setting) and be assessed in the workplace.
How to Apply
Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course.
For International Students please visit International Courses.
Job role titles may include:
Vacation care coordinator
Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.
Qualifications & Skills Covered
Award - SATAC application process
Certificate IV in Children's Services (Outside school hours care)
12 core units: Identify and respond to children and young people at risk; Ensure the health and safety of children; Contribute to provision of nutritionally balanced food in a safe and hygienic manner; Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework; Support the development of children; Support children to participate in outside school hours care; Develop and implement activities in outside school hours care; Work effectively with children in outside school hours care; Provide experiences to support children's play and learning; Apply first aid; Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers; Contribute to OHS processes; plus 4 elective units.
Diploma of Children's Services (Outside school hours care)
11 core units: Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children; Foster physical development in middle childhood; Foster social development in middle childhood; Support emotional and psychological development in middle childhood; Foster cognitive development in middle childhood; Manage children's services workplace practice to address regulations and quality assurance; Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour; Plan and implement inclusion of children with additional needs; Develop and implement policy; Design, implement and evaluate programs and care routines for children; Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate care for children; plus 7 elective units.
Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency within this Qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment.
Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses.
Find other TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements
|University||University Course||Points||Time Equiv.||Details|
|Flinders University||Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Bachelor of Arts||9 points
| ||Bachelor of Education (Primary R to 7) and Bachelor of Arts||9 points
| ||Bachelor of Education (Middle and Secondary Schooling) and Bachelor of Arts||9 points
|University of Southern Queensland||Bachelor of Human Services||8 points
| ||Bachelor of Human Services (Counselling extended major)||4 points
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's Skills for All initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for this funding please answer the following questions:
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's Skills for All initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for
this funding please visit the TAFE SA website.
There may be incidental fees for additional expenses to those required to complete the course. For example for equipment,
transport or accommodation.
To help with the payment of your fees, you may be able to pay your fees by instalments. To find out more please visit:
You may also be eligible for a fee concession if you hold a current:
- Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Affairs Card
or if you are a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution.
To find out more please visit: www.tafesa.edu.au/concession