Childcare workers specialise in looking after children while parents are at work. There is a growing demand for childcare workers in Australia. Currently there is a large number of childcare jobs vacancies in Australia.
ENTRY LEVEL FIGURES:
Average starting wage: $23.21 per hour
Average ongoing wage: $28.02 per hour
Average Annual salary: $58,000 per year
Certification Required: YES
Variable Training Methods: YES
Childcare workers are needed in Australia. Australia has a rapidly growing child population and needs more and more childcare centres to accommodate. In Australia it is normal for both parents to be working while they send their children to childcare. This is made affordable by the government which increases the demand for the service and the need for more workers.
To become qualified as a childcare worker you will need to complete a vocational course in Childcare and get your working with children check done. This is delivered in a classroom and workplace environment.