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Qualification details

CHC41208 - Certificate IV in Children's Services (Outside school hours care) (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes CHC40402 - Certificate IV in Out of School Hours Care 24/Mar/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to CHC41212 - Certificate IV in Children's Services (Outside school hours care)Updated in V4 Updated core unit HLTFA311A. Updated core WHS unit. Equivalent vocational outcome. 06/May/2012

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 25/Mar/2011

Units of competency

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SRCCRO008B - Interact positively with infants, toddlers and parents in a recreation environmentInteract positively with infants, toddlers and parents in a recreation environmentN/A
BSBWOR204A - Use business technologyUse business technologyN/A
HLTOHS300B - Contribute to OHS processesContribute to OHS processesN/A
HLTHIR404D - Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peopleWork effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peopleN/A
CHCPR301B - Provide experiences to support children's play and learningProvide experiences to support children's play and learningN/A
CHCCN301B - Ensure the health and safety of childrenEnsure the health and safety of childrenN/A
CHCOHC402A - Support clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health careSupport clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health careN/A
HLTFA402C - Apply advanced first aidApply advanced first aidN/A
SRXEMR002A - Coordinate emergency responseCoordinate emergency responseN/A
CHCCD420A - Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communitiesWork to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communitiesN/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 421114 Out Of School Hours Care Worker 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6312-11 Child Care Worker 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Children's Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Play Leader,Outside School Hours Care Assistant,Recreation Assistant (Children’s Services),Assistant OSHC Coordinator,Vacation Care Supervisor 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 421114 Out Of School Hours Care Worker 02/Feb/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6312-11 Child Care Worker 02/Feb/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 02/Feb/2009 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 02/Feb/2009 
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Modification History

Not Applicable

Description

This qualification covers workers who conduct vacation programs as well as before and after school care activities for children of school age.

Outside school hours care workers:

  • Plan activities and provide care to children, facilitating their leisure and play and enabling them to achieve their developmental outcomes
  • May work under direct supervision or autonomously
  • May have some supervisory responsibilities for volunteers and other workers.

Occupational titles  may vary depending on jurisdiction and legislation and may include:

  • Assistant OSHC coordinator
  • Recreation assistant
  • Mobile assistant
  • Recreation leader
  • OSHC assistant
  • Senior play leader
  • Outside school hours care supervisor / coordinator
  • Team leader
  • Play leader
  • Vacation care supervisor
  • Program leader

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries

Packaging Rules

PACKAGING RULES 

16 units are required for award of this qualification including:

  • 12 core units
  • 4 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

  • Group A electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
  • Other relevant electives listed below
  • Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Community Services and/or Health Training Packages
  • Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 3 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages

Core units 

CHCCHILD401A Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 

CHCCN301B Ensure the health and safety of children 

CHCCN303A Contribute to provision of nutritionally balanced food in a safe and hygienic manner 

CHCCS400B Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework 

CHCFC301A Support the development of children 

CHCOSHC401A Support children to participate in outside school hours care 

CHCOSHC402B Develop and implement activities in outside school hours care 

CHCOSHC403B Work effectively with children in outside school hours care 

CHCPR301B Provide experiences to support children's play and learning 

HLTFA301C Apply first aid 

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co -workers 

HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes 

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice 

All workers undertaking children's services work need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Community Services Training Package.

Group A electives  - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice 

The children's services workplace is regarded as having particular potential for engendering stronger and more respectful relationships between non-Aboriginal Australians and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians.

It is therefore highly recommended that the following unit of competency should be included in this qualification to address the needs of every children's services workplace :

CHCIC302A Support Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander families to participate in children's services 

The unit:

  • Provides a basis for staff to support and promote respect for and awareness of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities where there are no Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander children attending or residing in the local area
  • Addresses the needs of staff who work specifically with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and families.

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients or communities, the following elective is recommended:

HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander people 

Other relevant electives 

Electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. The following list of relevant electives is intended to facilitate selection. Employers may specify certain electives as required to address specific workplace needs.

BSBWOR204A Use business technology 

CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people 

CHCCD420A Work to empower Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander communities 

CHCCHILD301A Support behaviour of children and young people 

CHCCHILD403B Promote the safety , well being and welfare of children , young people and their families 

CHCCHILD404A Support the rights and safety of children and young people 

CHCCOM302C Communicate appropriately with clients and colleagues 

CHCCS310A Support inclusive practice in the workplace 

CHCCS312A Use electronic learning materials 

CHCCS411B Work effectively in the community sector 

CHCCS421A Undertake community sector work within own community 

CHCDIS301B Work effectively with people with a disability 

CHCFC506A Foster children's language and communication development 

CHCFC512A Foster physical development in middle childhood 

CHCFC513A Foster social development in middle childhood 

CHCFC514A Support emotional and psychological development in middle childhood 

CHCFC515A Foster cognitive development in middle childhood 

CHCIC302A Support Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander families to participate in children's services 

CHCIC303A Work within a regulatory framework specific to children's services 

CHCIC512A Plan and implement inclusion of children with additional needs 

CHCLD315A Recognise stages of lifespan development 

CHCORG303B Participate effectively in the work environment 

CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice 

CHCORG502A Work autonomously 

CHCORG611B Lead and develop others in a community sector workplace 

CHCPR302A Support sustainable practice 

CHCPR502E Organise experiences to facilitate and enhance children's development 

CHCPR515A Develop and implement a program to support sustainable practice 

CHCRH503A Develop leisure and health programs for clients with special needs 

HLTFA302B Provide first aid in remote situation  (Note pre -requisite : HLTFA301C)

HLTFA402C Apply advanced first aid  (Note pre -requisite : HLTFA301C)

HLTFS207C Follow basic food safety practices 

HLTNA303C Plan and modify meals and menus according to nutrition care plans 

HLTNA304C Plan meals and menus to meet cultural and religious needs 

SRCCRO001B Assist with recreation games not requiring equipment 

SRCCRO008B Interact positively with infants , toddlers and parents in a recreation environment  (Appropriate unit for an assistant working with a mobile resources unit )

SROABL002B Facilitate adventure -based learning activities 

SRXCAI005B Conduct a sport and recreation session for participants 

SRXEMR002A Coordinate emergency response 

SRXFAC004B Plan and provide sport and recreational services 

Oral health 

CHCOHC303A Use basic oral health screening tools 

CHCOHC401A Inform and encourage clients and groups to understand and achieve good oral health 

CHCOHC402A Support and encourage clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care 

CHCOHC404A Recognise and respond to signs and symptoms that may indicate oral health issues