If you love working with children, then becoming a child care worker can be an incredibly rewarding career. It’s easy to get qualified and become a childcare worker. As a child carer, you can provide care and supervision for children in residential homes and non-residential childcare centres. Below, we have covered the top reasons to start your career in childcare industry with some market research and study options that gives you the best possible outcome.
Top Reasons to Get StartedA rewarding career that places you in talent with children and their development.
– How much you can earnFull-time workers earn around $800 per week. Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
– Better EmploymentThe number of Child Carers grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow very strongly over the next 5 years: from 142,200 in 2017 to 168,000 by 2022. Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Jobs and Small Business trend data to May 2017 and Department of Jobs and Small Business projections to 2022.
– Industries to workMost work in Health Care and Social Assistance; Education and Training; and Other Services. Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2017, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06). For more information, please visit: https://joboutlook.gov.au/Occupation.aspx?search=Career&code=4211 Job Outlook is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business. Job Outlook provides information about Australian careers, labour market trends and employment projections.
Child Care CoursesFor Child Care Workers, either a Certificate III or Diploma is required to meet Government regulations;
CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & CareAverage Duration: 45 weeks This is an entry level qualification for anyone who wants to work in the Early Childhood Education industry. It covers the basics of early childhood development, education and care. Upon completion, you will have the skills, knowledge and experience to plan activities to promote children’s learning through play. These experiences will enable children to develop into confident and competent learners during their time spent at their Early Learning Centre.
CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education & CareAverage Duration: 18 months This is a highly sought after qualification within the childcare industry. Upon completion, graduates will have the skills and knowledge to become a lead educator in the delivery of Early Childhood education programs for children in centre based and family day care. This qualification will also develop your ability to lead and mentor other staff in their early childhood education careers. The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care includes some management competencies designed to equip graduates with the knowledge to meet the daily challenges of working in the Early Childhood industry.
Fast Track LearningAt TABT, we also have Fast Track learning option in Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care for holders of CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. Please email a copy of your certificate to [email protected] to confirm your eligibility. More information on courses can be found here: https://tabt.edu.au/child-care-courses/
- Child Care Worker
- Family Day Care Worker
- Out of School Hours Care Worker