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Childcare Worker

Assist in the social and educational development of children.

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What can I earn as a Childcare Worker?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Childcare Worker is between $50k and $60k
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Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care

This qualification prepares you to work with children in a range of before and after school care programs.

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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

This certificate provides you with the skills to supervise and provide care for children, and to facilitate their learning, leisure and play.
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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

This diploma gives you the skills and knowledge to supervise staff and children in an early childhood setting.
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How do Childcare Workers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 14 Childcare Workers surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.1
Job satisfaction
4.1
Career progression opportunities
3.9
Job security
4.0
Pay / Salary
3.4
Variety of work
3.9

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Nov 2018
Child care is a very rewarding job but can be challenging, I just live working with the children.
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Behaviour management
The good things
working with children can be fun, challenging, satisfying but mostly you make a difference each day to children’s lives and learn just as much from them as they do from you.
The challenges
Different challenging behaviours of children, communication with parents and keeping them up to date on any issues. Staying compliant. Paperwork up to date constantly. More to child care than just lo...
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Oct 2018
Childcare is hard work, physical and sometimes stressful but I love the children
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Early childhood education lead educator
The good things
The good thing is the children and co-workers The challenges are management, policies, lack of support, being put under increasing pressure, after hours meetings, don’t get breaks when supposed to ......
The challenges
Companies are different. Value children and staff differently choose community services otherwise Choose wisely, look at reviews and ask around.
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What are the job opportunities for Childcare Workers?

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National increase over next 5 years *
19.8%
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