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Childcare Assistant Courses

A Childcare Assistant cares for young children in a group setting such as a childcare centre or an educational program. You might also work in a home care environment, occasional care or in another setting such as a health care facility. You’ll work with other child carer team members to provide various activities for children, assist them with eating and toileting routines and manage their behaviour. Childcare Assistants also help children to develop their social and communication skills.

To be a Childcare Assistant you need to be flexible and able to work with children from a range of backgrounds. You’ll need to be patient and able to communicate with very young children. It’s important that you are willing to undertake toileting and hygiene activities with children and can keep up with the busy routines of a child care environment.

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Popular Childcare Assistant Courses

There are 3 courses available for people who want to become a Childcare Assistant.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Childcare Assistant earn?

In Australia, a full time Childcare Assistant generally earns $960 per week ($49,920 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Childcare Assistant?

The number of people working as a Childcare Assistant has grown strongly and there are now 96,300 people in this role (this has increased from 80,500 five years ago). Childcare Assistants may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become a Childcare Assistant?

To become a Childcare Assistant, consider the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. This course covers a range of topics including caring for children, developing relationships with babies and toddlers, keeping children safe and supporting children’s play and learning.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within childcare and early childhood education. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.

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