What's it like to be a Childcare Worker?
Childcare Workers provide care and supervision for children. They work in a variety of private and government settings including residential homes, childcare centres, kindergartens, hospitals, crèches and women’s shelters. They supervise and support children in their educational and recreational activities.
Childcare Workers contribute to the social and educational development of children under their supervision by participating in activities such as reading and playing games. They also manage children’s behaviour when alone and interacting with other children and supervise children’s personal hygiene routines.
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How to become a Childcare Worker
- Complete a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30121). This will prepare you for entry-level roles in the industry.
- Consider completing a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50121) to build management skills and prepare for leadership positions.
- Ensure you have a current Working with Children Check and First Aid certification that includes CPR, Anaphylaxis and Asthma Awareness training.
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