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Service Director Courses

A Service Director oversees operations at a childcare centre or early childhood education facility. You’ll ensure a centre is running efficiently and make sure compliance issues are met. Service Directors manage a team of staff and may hire and train new team members. You might coordinate educational programs and manage centre finances.

Service Directors require excellent communication skills and should be able to liaise with parents, staff and young children. It’s important you are a strong leader and can manage your time well. Service Directors must be able to manage several tasks at one time and have good problem solving abilities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Service Director earn?

In Australia, a full time Service Director generally earns $1,630 per week ($84,760 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 Service Director?

The number of people working in this field is expected to grow strongly in coming years. There are currently 19,300 people working in this area in Australia and many of them specialise as a Service Director. Service Directors may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become a Service Director?

If you’re interested in a career as a Service Director, consider enrolling in a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. This course will give you the skills to provide education and care for young children in a range of settings. A Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) may also be suitable.

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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.