Funded Training ACT – CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care

ACT Skilled Capital Funded Training

CHC50213 Certificate IV in School Age Education And Care

ECTARC delivers the training for the CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care to students in the ACT.  Training can commence at any time of the year.

The CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care is a nationally recognised qualification from the CHC Community Services Training Package.

The CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care has been part of the education and care qualification review undertaken by Skills IQ. This qualification is now superseded by CHC50221 Diploma of School Age Education and Care and is currently in an 18-month transition and teach out period which ends in January 2023 and this will be conducted by all Registered Training Organisations that offer this qualification.

ECTARC are currently working on our application to become an approved RTO to offer this new qualification and will be looking to commencing enrolments in early 2022.

What does this mean for new students wanting to enrol now?

ECTARC can still enrol students into the CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care. This qualification remains as an approved qualification by ACECQA.

However, it is important to note that all requirements for the CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care must be completed by January 2023 to be issued with this qualification. If students do not complete by this time and are required to transition to the new qualification bridging and/or additional units may be required to be completed and this will result in additional training fee costs.

Please see the information below regarding this qualification to determine if this is achievable. For students who will not complete prior to January 2023 transition will occur as soon as practicable once ECTARC has received approval to offer the new qualifications. Where possible ECTARC are currently commencing students on units that will receive a credit transfer should they be required to transition to the new qualification to reduce the amount of additional work required.

If you require further clarification on the above, please call ECTARC on 02 4223 1111.

There are 25 units in total – 18 compulsory units and 7 elective units must be completed for this qualification.

Compulsory Units

  1. CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
  2. CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  3. CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  4. CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  5. CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  6. CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
  7. CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
  8. CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
  9. CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  10. CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
  11. CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
  12. CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  13. CHCSAC001 Support children to participate in school age care
  14. CHCSAC002 Develop and implement play and leisure experiences in school age care
  15. CHCSAC003 Work collaboratively and respectfully with children in school age care
  16. CHCSAC005 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in school age care
  17. HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting*
  18. CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


The following units are suggested electives and the student must choose 7 electives from this list.  Where a student wishes to complete a different elective this may be discussed with their ECTARC Training and Development Officer.

  1. BSBLED401A Develop teams and individuals
  2. CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency
  3. CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
  4. CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations
  5. CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early education
  6. CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
  7. CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  8. BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment
  9. HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

Please note:

  • *HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting must be completed with an external training provider at your own cost. Credit transfer will be granted once ECTARC has verified the Statement of Attainment.
  • First aid certificates expire every 3 years. If your first aid certificate expires during the term of your program you will be required to complete the unit with an external training provider.

Important Information: Please read the following attachment in regards to first aid changes.

First Aid Information

Work placement requirements – 120 hours with 6 to 12 year olds.

Please note: Where you are employed in an education and care service that has the required ages/groups, these hours can be completed within your workplace. Where all required ages/groups are not available in your workplace these hours must be completed as a practicum at another regulated education and care service. Employers must agree to release a student during work hours to complete this requirement.

Certain units have work placement hours that are required to be completed before the unit is deemed competent. ECTARC Training and Development Officers can provide further information on this.

Vaccination information

Please visit your state health and/or other government departments websites for current vaccination information and requirements for students, volunteers and employees working in education and care services to see what the requirements are for your state. If vaccination is required, you will need to meet these requirements to successfully complete the work placement and practical assessment requirements of this qualification.

Where vaccination is required and you choose to not meet these requirements, this will affect your ability to complete this qualification. All work placement hours and practical assessments must be satisfactorily completed in an education and care service to be deemed Competent in the units, and where this cannot be achieved a Statement of Attainment/qualification cannot be issued.

ECTARC students receive support from their personal ECTARC Training and Development Officer by phone, email, live webinar study sessions and face to face visits in the service. ECTARC students have access to the online ECTARC Training Portal where they can access learning materials and submit assessments. Practical assessments are conducted through observation in the workplace or via live video conferencing. Through the ECTARC Training Portal students can also:

– message their Training and Development Officer
– upload forms and documents
– view marked assessment tasks – students are notified as soon as an assignment is marked
– access resources – additional information and documentation to support learning.

The ECTARC Training Portal is available through secure market leading technology and students find it very easy to use. The ECTARC Training Portal increases communications with students and ensures valuable information is available when required and provides access to their student records 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If for some reason you do not have access to the internet please contact our office to arrange an alternative study solution. Hard copies of learning materials can also be provided on request.

ECTARC guarantees that a Training and Development Officer is always available to speak to Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Tuesday evenings 5pm to 7pm.

Access to the Training Portal on completion

All students will have 14 days access to the ECTARC Training Portal after their course completion date to download content and any completed assessments for future reference. To download completed assessments, go to the relevant unit and click on the ASSIGNMENTS link to view your assessment tasks. Click on the assessment task you wish to copy and then right click on your mouse and choose the PRINT function. Change the destination from your printer to the PDF setting and click SAVE. If you have any questions regarding the saving of your online content, please call 02 4223 1111.

Depending on an individual’s previous study, the completion time for this qualification can be anywhere between 18 months and 2 years.

The fee for the CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care is $400.

Completion payment

Skilled Capital participants who successfully complete their qualification are eligible for a completion payment. A completion payment will be paid directly to the Skilled Capital participant upon completion of the qualification and a survey. The completion payment is $300 for each qualification. Australian Skilled Capital participants will be eligible to receive the completion payment for up to one (1) year after successful completion of the qualification, provided up to date email and bank account details are confirmed. A Skilled Capital participant is not eligible for a completion payment where more than 50% of the units are completed through RPL. A significant proportion of units completed through credit transfer may also impact on student eligibility for the completion payment.

Students are required to read the following documentation and ECTARC policies prior to commencing the online Enrolment Application Form (this will be sent to you by email from ECTARC) to ensure they understand their rights and responsibilities before enrolling:

What you need to get ready…

To complete the online enrolment application form, students need to:

  • provide a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) number
  • photo identification – driver’s licence, passport or proof of age card – take a photo of the document so it is ready to upload.
  • evidence of citizenship – birth certificate, passport or green medicare card – take a photo of the document so it is ready to upload.
  • give permission on the USI website for ECTARC to view their USI records (if applying for credit transfer only). Note: Where study was completed prior to 2015 or has not yet been reported, the student must provide a copy of their transcript for ECTARC to verify with the training provider.

Foundation Skills Questionnaire

Once you have submitted your online Enrolment Application Form you will be required to complete a Foundation Skills Questionnaire – ‘Foundation skills’ is the term that Australian Government agencies use to cover both Core Skills and Employability Skills. The five Core Skills are reading, writing, numeracy, oral communication, and learning; and the Employability Skills are teamwork, problem solving, initiative and enterprise, planning and organising, self-management, learning, and technology. ECTARC is required to identify needs of students throughout the enrolment application process and to ensure that the qualification is suitable for the student. After ECTARC receives the Enrolment Application Form, students will be provided access to the relevant Foundation Skills Questionnaire on the ECTARC Training Portal, which must be completed for the enrolment process to be finalised. ECTARC will contact the student to complete the oral component and discuss the outcomes of this questionnaire where required.

It’s a regulatory requirement that if you’re studying nationally recognised training in Australia from 1 January 2015, you will be required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Your USI links to an online account that contains all your training records and results (transcript) that you have completed from 1 January 2015 onwards. When applying for a job or enrolling in further study, you will often need to provide your training records and results (transcript). One of the main benefits of the USI is the ability to provide students with easy access to their training records and results (transcript) throughout their life. You can access your USI account online from your computer, tablet or smart phone anytime.

How do you get a USI?


Follow the steps here to get a USI. It is easy and quick to do. When you enrol online you will be required to enter your USI number.

For detailed information on the USI please visit the Australian Government’s Department of Industry website at visit


On enrolment you are required to upload a copy of photo identification (e.g driver’s licence, passport or proof of age card). Your ECTARC Training and Development Officer will need to sight the original document during your sign up which may occur in person or via webinar.

Evidence of Citizenship

On enrolment you are required to upload a copy of  a document that demonstrates your citizenship such as birth certificate, passport or green medicare card.

Your ECTARC Training and Development Officer will need to sight the original document during your sign up which may occur in person or via webinar.

Previous Qualifications

The Australian Governments’ Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) 2015 requires RTO’s, such as ECTARC, to authenticate VET qualifications, Statement of Attainments and transcripts that are provided by students for the purposes of granting credit transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). To do this students must provide copies of qualifications, Statements of Attainments and/or transcripts to ECTARC and grant permission for ECTARC to view their records on the USI Portal at

Where permission is not granted, ECTARC will contact the issuing RTO for verification.

Please note

ECTARC requires all documentation and relevant information before fully processing enrolments. Training will not commence until all documentation is received. We want to ensure that you get any credit transfer or RPL you are entitled to and that all regulatory requirements are met.

Employment prospects for people holding the Diploma of School Age Education and Care qualification include Nominated Supervisor, group coordinator, group leader, outside school hours care coordinator, outside school hours care educator, program leader, team leader or vacation care coordinator.

The CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care course is for educators who have the responsibility for the day-to-day management of a before and after school care and/or vacation care service, including planning, implementing and managing programs which address licensing, quality rating systems and duty of care requirements. At this level educators have responsibility for supervision of other staff and volunteers.

ECTARC has been awarded ACT Skilled Capital contracts to deliver programs throughout NSW. To enrol your educator in a program please call Natalie Fernandes on 02 4223 1111 or email  For more information on Skilled Capital please visit

For more information on ECTARC’s policies such as complaints, refunds and privacy please click here.

Submit your expression of interest


Complete and submit the form below to register your expression of interest in this funded program.

Please note:

  1. The completion and submission of this form does not guarantee entry into the funded program or make it compulsory to commence a program.
  2. Submitting the form below indicates that you have read and understood the eligibility requirements and that you will be able to produce original documentation to verify the information given during the enrolment process if your application is successful.

ACT Expression of Interest form