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Professional development – OSHC

Information about professional development opportunities for OSHC staff can be found on this page.

Teacher education and out of school hours care project

A joint project with the University of SA is exploring how to incorporate OSHC practicums as part of education degrees.

An opportunity exists for university students studying in the field of education to supplement their placements with an additional experience in an OSHC and/or vacation care setting. This allows students to see OSHC as another element of education and care component of school.

The integrated nature of OSHC services on sites can support universities with alternatives or extension to student placements.

To get your site involved or find out more, contact the OSHC unit on 8226 6427 or email DECD.OSHC [at] sa.gov.au.

Contract management information session

The school principal, as the minister’s representative, must actively manage the performance of the third-party provider and their compliance with the licence and services agreement at the site level by using a contract management plan (CMP) template (Word 289KB).

Once the contract management plan is completed and endorsed by the principal and school governing council chairperson it is to be submitted to Early Childhood Services by emailing DECD.OSHC [at] sa.gov.au prior to service commencement for approval by the director early childhood services.

To ensure principals have the skills and knowledge to effectively manage a contract, there is a requirement they will participate in an information session. This information session will outline the competencies required to fulfil the contact management obligations on behalf of the minister.

Where and when

Date: Thursday 24 August 2017 (week 5, Term 3)
Time:  9.00am to 10.30am. Morning tea is provided.
Location: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh.

How to register

Complete the registration form (XLS 139KB) electronically and email to decd.oshc [at] sa.gov.au by Monday 15 August.

For more information contact the OSHC unit.

Partners professional learning

To register or for more information visit:

Healthy eating and menu planning for OSHC

Nutrition Australia provides interactive workshops facilitated by an accredited practising dietitian or accredited nutritionist.

Accredited training

DECD employees considering updating their current skills and obtaining a nationally recognised qualification might find the Australian professional standards for teachers page useful.

The My Skills website lists a number of registered training organisations offering courses to the general public.


Out of school hours care unit

Phone: 8226 6427
Emaildecd.oshc [at] sa.gov.au