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Child Care Worker
Occupation in demand Occupation in demand Specialised occupation Specialised occupation

Also known as Child Care Aide.

Provides care and supervision for children in programs, such as long day care and occasional care, in childcare centres, hospitals and educational centres. Registration or licensing may be required.


Tasks Include:


  • 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
Specialisations
  • Child Care Group Leader
  • Children's Nursery Assistant
  • Creche Attendant
Job prospects for Child Carers in Victoria

Occupations in the Child Carers group include Child Care Worker, Family Day Care Worker, Nanny and Out of School Hours Care Worker.

Employment prospects
Skills shortage: this occupation needs more skilled workers now. There are currently 33,100 Child Carers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to decline. Employment prospects for the next five years are stable.

Average weekly wage
$818.60

Hourly earnings
$21.60

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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