What will you learn in this Au Pair: Short Course ?

This short course will teach you how to administer to the needs of children in your care. You will learn about nutrition, first aid, caring for infants and developmental stimulation.

Textbook costs included!

Textbooks can be extremely expensive and some institutions do not include it in the course fee. Not at College SA! Our study material and textbooks are included in the total course price, so you do not have to worry about sourcing your own textbooks. We will send you all the necessary study material to complete this course.

Course Cost and Duration

At College SA we offer you the following ways in which you can pay for your studies:


  • Total Price
    *A once-off R950.00 activation fee applies if you pay by debit order

What is included in the course fees?

  • Text books and study material
  • Courier fee 

Course Start Dates

With College SA you can start studying whenever you want, there are no specific course start dates since we offer distance learning. Please speak to our Educational Planners about your enrolment and study options.

Assessments Information

You will need to submit a Portfolio of Evidence or assignments which will be used to determine your competency. Once you have successfully completed the Portfolio of Evidence or assignments you will receive a certificate confirming course completion.

Accreditation Info

Status: Non-accredited course
Type & reward: College SA Provider Programme - certificate confirming course completion
Provided by: College SA
Minimum credits: N/A

College SA has put together a range of courses that address the need for affordable skills development. These courses, made up from a range of providers as well as some of our own proprietary material, have been developed specifically for distance learners to help them gain skills. Although these courses are non-accredited, they are extremely valuable for many students since the information is relevant, up to date and will help you improve your job performance in your chosen field. These courses are typically more affordable than accredited courses, do not require formal exams to pass and are often structured in such a way that you can level up your skills as you go along. They are perfect for self-development and demonstrate to employers/potential employers your willingness to learn and improve yourself thereby increasing your ability to find a job or get a better job.

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Entry Requirements

  • Grade 10.
  • Read and write English.
  • At least 16 years old.

What subjects make up this course:

What are subjects?

Subjects are the particular fields of study that are covered in a course. The subjects below make up this course and will need to be completed in order for you to complete this course.

This is the study material you will receive when you enrol for the Au Pair Short Course. Your study material for this course includes various textbooks, study guides and assessment guides.

First Aid - Save a Child

This module teaches you the basics of first aid and CPR. You will also learn what to do if your infant or toddler is unconscious. Learn how to handle medical emergencies like choking, seizures, medical shock etc. Get the skills to treat injury emergencies which include burns, head, neck and spine injuries and broken bones and sprain injuries. You will also learn how to deal with environmental injuries, bites and stings, poisoning as well as drownings.

Communicating with Children

Learn the skills and techniques to help children deal with their feelings. This module briefly explains how to engage cooperation with children and gives you alternative techniques to punishment. It also looks at engaging autonomy and explains the importance of the term praise in childhood.

Au Pair

Learn essential skills and information that anyone who intends to spend time with children should know. This course covers First Aid, essential child and baby care techniques, developmental stimulation, nutrition and feeding of young children.