Child Care Worker

Child Care Worker

Child Care Workers assist with the supervision and education of younger children in child care centres, hospitals, and residential homes. The average salary of a Child Care Worker is $44,469 per annum.

As a Child Care Worker, you'll help prepare learning materials and manage the children's social, emotional and educational development.

Salary range
Average salary $44,469
salary range
$39,097
$44,469
$70,094
Source: SEEK
Projected job growth
26% by 2020
26%
2015
2020
Source: joboutlook.gov.au
Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as a Child Care Worker are:
NSW
NSW 32.7%
VIC
VIC 28.9%
QLD
QLD 19.4%
Source: joboutlook.gov.au

Key skills required

The top skills for a Child Care Worker are:
  • Alert, observant and active
  • Able to use judgement and initiative
  • Willing to accept responsibility
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to relate well to children and their parents
  • Patient
  • Able to lift children and equipment
Source: myfuture.edu.au
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