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1 minute career guide - Education

By | 19 June 2018


Even if you think you know what you would like your next career step to be, it is always a good idea from time to time, to have a look at other options. The Australian government produces lots of statistics about work and employment, and reading industry blogs can be a great way to find out more about from people who really know their stuff, they are also a good way to gain useful information before an interview).

For many people, however, the problem with accessing all of this information is time. All the career information we need is out there but the time to look through it often eludes us. To encourage you to think about different career possibilities that might suit you, we have sought out information about Australia’s fastest growing careers and written a quick guide about each one for you. For each industry, this guide includes information about growth and employment, available qualifications and recommended blogs.

Early Childhood Education and Care Careers


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Early Childhood Education is a broad term used to describe any type of educational program that serves children in their preschool years, before they are old enough to enter kindergarten. Early childhood education in Australia is not compulsory and is delivered to children through a range of settings, including childcare centres and pre-schools.

Child Care Centre Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the activities of childcare centres and services including physical and human resources. Child Carers provide care and supervision for children in residential homes and non-residential childcare centres.

Workforce size


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  • Child Carers is a very large occupation employing 142,200 workers. The number of workers has grown very strongly over the past 5 years.
  • Child Care Centre Managers is a medium sized occupation employing 16,400 workers. The number of workers has grown very strongly over the past 5 years.
  • Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers is a very large occupation employing 47,000 workers. The number of workers has grown very strongly over the past 5 years.

Employment rate

For Child Carers, part-time work is very common. Full-time workers, on average, work 36.6 hours per week (compared to the all jobs average of 40 hours).

For Child Care Centre Managers, full-time work is common. Full-time workers, on average, work 39.1 hours per week (compared to the all jobs average of 40 hours).

Recommended qualifications

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113)

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113)

 


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Recommended Education blogs

Blog Name Career Tips Industry Advice Resources Australia Specific
HiMama No Yes Yes Yes
Community Kids Yes No Yes Yes
Childhood 101 No Yes Yes No
Storypark Yes Yes Yes Yes

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