If you’re looking for a career that is in demand and has lots of job opportunities, early childhood education may be your ticket to a rewarding career in Australia.
Go Study partners with Australia’s best childcare training centers to help you start your career working with children in Australia.
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All around the world, the population is increasing at a significant rate. There is a growing number of children who need to be cared for and educated while their parents are at work. In Australia, today, around 1.57 million children attend childcare centres, with 9 out of every 10 Four-year-olds attending some form of paid child care. With these statistics, there is no wonder why employment in the child care industry is predicted to grow rapidly in the next 5 years, making it in the top 5 occupations offering new jobs in Australia.
Types of Jobs
There are a lot of possibilities for Certificate III, Diploma and Bachelor qualified child care educators and teachers, some of the roles available and their pay rates are listed below:
- Director/Coordinator/Educational leader/Nominated Supervisor – is a person with overall responsibility for managing the service. Salary Range: $1000-$1100 per week.
- Room leader/Educator – is a qualified early childhood teacher or educator responsible for a group of young children. Salary Range: Up to $800 per week.
- Early childhood teachers – If you decide to upskill your diploma with a bachelor degree in childcare, you can become a teacher. Salary Range: Between $1000 – $1300 per week.
Where to find Jobs
Childcare jobs can be found all over Australia – particularly in the larger cities, where both parents tend to work. An abundance of childcare jobs is currently being advertised in all states of Australia, however notably in NSW and Victoria, which have the most jobs advertised.
International graduates should be aware that child care centers in NSW and Victoria can fill jobs relatively easily, which makes the job market more competitive. In the larger cities, there are plenty of local and international graduates looking for work. Regional employers like the Northern Territory, Canberra, Hobart, and Perth are amazing places to live but have had more difficulty finding candidates for their positions. This is great news for graduates as it is much easier to get a job, AND you can become eligible for the RSMS (regional skill’s migration scheme) which is a two-year working visa granted to those who move to regional areas of Australia.
The Regional Skills Migration Scheme is your best chance to secure a long term stay, and stable career in Australia as it will allow you to spend two whole years developing your experience and skills – so you can ask your employer for sponsorship. Remember……regional is NOT the outback – it means outside the largest capital cities, so you don’t have to be in a small, isolated town to take part in this scheme.
Go Study organizes a FREE seminar about working with kids in Australia. An industry expert will cover the following topics:
- JOB OUTCOMES
- VISA OPTIONSCAREER INSIGHTS
- CAREER INSIGHTS
Do you want to discuss the best courses to begin your career as a Childcare Professional?