18 - 24 Months Self Paced
Workplace Traineeships, Online Learning, Classroom Courses
METS trainers will inspire you to create a safe and inclusive environment in outside of school hours & vacation care services where you will be responsible for supporting and leading children’s learning and development, health and wellbeing, along with designing, planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs and practices, that meet the requirements of the National Quality Framework (NQF), which includes the National Law and Regulations, National Quality Standard, the assessment and rating process and national learning frameworks. It will also prepare you for working with community members and external agencies.
While enjoying the combination of online study as well as practical workplace experience, this course will prepare you for your role and responsibilities as a Diploma level educator.
There are no entry requirements for this course; however, it is recommended that students:
Students are required to:
CHCINM002 – Meet community information needs
CHCMGT003 – Lead the work team
HLTWHS003 – Maintain work health and safety
CHCECE025 – Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCECE022 – Promote children’s agency
CHCECE023 – Analyse information to inform learning
Education pathways after completing CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care may include:
• CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services
• CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management
To be eligible to commence a traineeship, a participant must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident working full or part time (minimum 15 hours). The participant must have the support of their employer, an accredited RTO and an Australian Apprenticeship Centre.
Finding a traineeship is similar to finding any job. You’ll need to network with employers and job recruitment agencies and market yourself within your chosen sector.
If a participant is ineligible for a traineeship due to their employment status (casual, part-time working under 15 hours etc.), they can still complete the course as a Fee for Service Student.
If a participant is ineligible for a traineeship due to their residency status, they can in some cases still complete the qualification Self-Funded, however visa restrictions do apply. It is best to speak to your immigration officer and/or us regarding your eligibility.
Depending on the unit of study, you will complete both theory and practical based assessments to achieve competency in your qualification. Assessments may include short answer, project work, case students and reflection logs.
Yes. Under certain circumstances your traineeship can be extended, however this process can take some time and applying for an extension should be considered as a last resort. You should speak to us and/or your Australian Apprenticeship Centre if you are considering applying for an extension.