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Child Care Aide Jobs in Australia

Description

Alternative Title:

  • Child Care Worker

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.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Child Care Group Leader (Aus) (Skill Level 2)
  • Children’s Nursery Assistant
  • Creche Attendant
  • Early Childhood Worker

ANZSCO CODE - 421111

Major Group 4 - Community and Personal Service Workers
Sub-Major Group 42 - Carers and Aides
Minor Group 421 - Child Carers
Unit Group 4211 - Child Carers

Unit Group 4211: Child Carers

Child Carers provide care and supervision for children in residential homes and non-residential childcare centres.

Indicative Skill Level:

The occupations Child Care Worker and Out of School Hours Care Worker in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

The occupation Family Day Care Worker in this unit group has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

The occupation Nanny in this unit group has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

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
  • supervising the hygiene of children

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