Child care

This is a fast growing industry with a high demand for workers. Child Care Workers need either a Certificate III or Diploma to meet government regulations for employment.

Child Care Workers provide care and supervision for children in residential homes and non-residential childcare centres. There are numerous job vacancies for this role, while the average weekly income in this industry is between $800 AUD and $1200 AUD (Job Outlook 2019).


Child Carers 

provide care and supervision for children in residential homes and non-residential childcare centres.

A Certificate II or III, or at least 1 year of relevant experience, is usually needed to work in this job. Sometimes experience or on-the-job training is needed in addition to a qualification. For Child Care Workers, either a Certificate III or Diploma is required to meet Government regulations. Registration or licensing may be required and additional certificates may also be necessary.

Fast Facts
$800 - Weekly Pay 
156,300 workers - Employment Size 
Very strong - Future Growth 
Lower skill - Skill level rating 

Tasks
  • assisting in the preparation of materials and equipment for children's education and recreational activities
  • managing children's behaviour and guiding children's social development
  • preparing and conducting activities for children
  • entertaining children by reading and playing games
  • supervising children in recreational activities
  • supervising the daily routine of children
  • supervising the hygiene of children


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