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Becoming a Child Care Worker
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Becoming a Child Care Worker

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Also known as Child Care Aide, Early Childhood Educator.
Also known as Early Childhood Educator.
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.
Training time 0.5 - 2 years
Avg. weekly wage $819
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 33,100

How do I become a Child Care Worker in Victoria?

To work as a Child Care Worker in Victoria, you'll need:
    Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Working with Children Licence Recommended First Aid, CPR, Anaphylaxis, and Asthma Awareness training Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Diploma of School Age Education and Care

What does a Child Care Worker do?

  • Assists in the preparation of materials and equipment for children's education and recreational activities
  • Manages children's behaviour and guides children's social development
  • Prepares and conducting activities for children
  • Entertains children by reading and playing games
  • Supervises children in recreational activities
  • Supervises the daily routine of children

Specialisations

  • Child Care Group Leader
  • Children's Nursery Assistant
  • Creche Attendant

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