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Childcare Director Courses

A Childcare Director coordinates the daily activities at a childcare centre. You’ll supervise a team of staff and ensure a centre meets all compliance issues. Childcare Directors may organise educational programs and oversee administrative issues. You might be involved with hiring and training new staff, rostering and managing centre budgets.

Childcare Directors should have excellent leadership skills and be able to communicate well with staff, parents and children. You’ll need to be a good problem solver and be able to handle several tasks at one time. Childcare Directors should be organised and be able to carry out a range of administrative tasks.

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Popular Childcare Director Courses

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Childcare Director earn?

In Australia, a full time Childcare Director generally earns $1,700 per week ($88,400 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 Director?

The number of people employed in the childcare industry has grown strongly in recent years. There are currently 18,100 people working as a Childcare Director in Australia and this number is expected to reach 20,500 by 2025. Childcare Directors may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become a Childcare Director?

A Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is an ideal qualification if you’re planning a career as a Childcare Director. You’ll learn to work with families to provide education and care for young children in a range of settings. A Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Education or a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education may also be appropriate.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within 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.