Early Childhood Teacher

Early Childhood Teacher

Early Childhood Teachers teach the basics of numeracy, literacy, music, and art to early childhood (pre-primary) students and assist with students' social, intellectual, emotional, and physical development.

The average salary of an Early Childhood Teacher is $57,034 per annum.

Salary range
Average salary $57,034
salary range
$50,549
$57,034
$64,230
Source: SEEK
Projected job growth
27% by 2020
27%
2015
2020
Source: joboutlook.gov.au
Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as an Early Childhood Teacher are:
NSW
NSW 37.2%
VIC
VIC 30.9%
QLD
QLD 15.6%
Source: joboutlook.gov.au

Key skills required

The top skills for an Early Childhood Teacher 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
Career pathway planner
Starting out
Starting out

Learn the skills you'll need to work in children's services, from kindergartens to family day care centres.

Moving up in the industry
Moving up in the industry

Get qualified to work as a Early Childhood Teacher with a degree in Education. This course enables you to work as a teacher Australia wide and feature practical work placements so you graduate job-ready, with the right skills.

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