Out of School Care and Recreation Certificate (Level 4)

OP4290

Closed to new enrolments

If you are interested in working with and caring for children, a career in out-of-school care and recreation may be right for you.

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    Level
    4
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    Credits
    40
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    Workload

    About 7 hours a week for each course.

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    Study type Open
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    Cost
    $422 NZ Domestic

    Not including annual administration fees, course materials or external exam fees.

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    Student loan

This programme will give you the skills to be able to work with children in before and after school care and holiday programmes.

If you’re currently working in OSCAR, this certificate is a good way to gain formal recognition and new skills which you can apply to your job.

You will study two courses and volunteer or work in an out-of-school care programme for three hours per week.

Need more info?

Closed to new enrolments

This programme is closed for enrolments for new students.

 

Current students

If you were already enrolled in this programme before 26 September 2018, you can continue to enrol in your next course as normal to complete your qualification.

You must be enrolled in your last course by , and successfully complete both courses by 28 February 2020 to be awarded the qualification.

 

What you will learn

When you achieve this qualification you will know about:

  • children’s development
  • how to communicate with children and adults
  • working in groups
  • providing a safe environment for children
  • biculturalism in out-of-school care programmes
  • working with children who have special needs
  • how to plan an out-of-school care programme
  • putting children first
  • the importance of play
  • giving children variety and choice.

Assessments

This qualification is internally assessed through workbook-type assessments that include written and practical tasks. 

Some of these tasks will need to be verified by your supervisor or another suitable person at work. There is no exam.

 

Career opportunities

This qualification will prepare you for a career working with children and young people in the out-of-school care, education and recreation sectors.

 

Study pathways

You can cross-credit OP4290 to part of the Certificate in Teacher Aiding Level 4.  You may also be interested in our early childhood education qualifications. Visit the education subject area on our website for more information. 

  •  
    Level
    4
  •  
    Credits
    40
  •  
    Workload

    About 7 hours a week for each course.

  •  
    Study type Open
  •  
    Cost
    $422 NZ Domestic

    Not including annual administration fees, course materials or external exam fees.

  •  
    Student loan