Child Care Worker

Also known as Child Care Aide, 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 16 weeks - 2 years
Average pay $33,430
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 33,800

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

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
TAFE
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
TAFE
Diploma of School Age Education and Care
TAFE
Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis
TAFE
Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting
TAFE
Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care
Course in Anaphylaxis Awareness
Course in Emergency Asthma Management