Introduction to Out of School Care and Recreation

Course code 4290

  Course is not currently open for enrolment

This course has five modules:

Module 1 – Setting the scene

Module 2 – Working professionally

Module 3 – Working with children

Module 4 – Building positive relationships

Module 5 – Working in a safe environment

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.

Topics covered include

  • OSCAR history in New Zealand
  • School-age childcare overseas
  • Operating standards for out-of-school programmes
  • Profiling programmes and workers
  • Personal attributes of an out-of-school worker
  • Being a professional
  • Acting professionally
  • Stress and time management
  • Professional support
  • Child development
  • Identifying what’s important when working with children
  • Elements of child -centred programmes
  • Planning activities for children
  • Developing work relationships
  • Communicating at work
  • Giving positive behaviour guidance
  • Working in groups
  • Maintaining a safe working environment
  • Health and safety requirements and
  • Risk assessment


This course is 100% internally assessed