This course is no longer on offer. Students are recommended to enrol in Certificate III in ECEC.
The Certificate IV in Children’s Services Child Care Course Brisbane is similar to the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and covers many of the same topics; however it is aimed at older children. The main difference between the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course and the Certificate IV in Children’s Services is that the Cert III Child Care course covers care for babies and infants and the Certificate IV does not. This essentially means that students who complete the Certificate IV in Children’s Services Child Care Course Brisbane are generally not able to work in long day care centres. They normally work in before and after school hours care as well as school holiday programs.
The Certificate IV in Children’s Services Child Care Course Brisbane is the nationally accredited course to work in before and after school care and school holiday programs. The course is approximately 400-500 hours to complete with a work placement of 100-150 hours. The course can be completed by correspondence, online or by traineeship.
Students who complete the course by distance can commence the course at any time and are self-paced. The majority of students who complete the course in this study mode taken between 3-6 months to complete the course, however students are given up to 12 months to complete the course.
Traineeships are for students who are already working in OSHC for at least 20 hours per week. Traineeships are essentially government subsidised, on-the-job training and take on average 12 months to complete.
If you would like more information about the Certificate IV in Children’s Services Child Care Course Brisbane, or would like to enrol, please feel free to contact one of our friendly staff today!
Training Package summary of this qualification
This qualification 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.
The role of educators in this sector involves working with either children in early childhood in a range of education and care settings, or with school aged children in outside school hours care and vacation programs. Educators may work under supervision or autonomously, or may have the responsibility of supervising volunteers and other staff. Job roles vary from support, supporting the implementation of an approved learning framework and the wellbeing, learning and development of children, to one of implementing and managing programs, designing and implementing curriculum and running the day-to-day functions of the education and care service.