421111 Child Care Worker

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
421111
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Child Care Worker
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
494: 
Yes
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

421111 CHILD CARE WORKER

Alternative Title:
Child Care Aide

Provides care and supervision for children in programs, such as long day care and occasional care, in childcare centres, hospitals and educational centres. Registration or licensing may be required.
Skill Level: 4
Specialisations:
Child Care Group Leader (Aus) (Skill Level 2)
Children's Nursery Assistant
Creche Attendant
Early Childhood Worker

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
4

4211 Child Carers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
4211
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Child Carers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

4211 CHILD CARERS

CHILD CARERS provide care and supervision for children in residential homes and non-residential childcare centres.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing may be required.
Tasks Include:

assisting in the preparation of materials and equipment for children's education and recreational activities
managing children's behaviour and guiding children's social development
preparing and conducting activities for children
entertaining children by reading and playing games
supervising children in recreational activities
supervising the daily routine of children
supervising the hygiene of children

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
369.70
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
495.40
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
488.40