Study, even if you are already working, will provide you with options and opportunity also the potential for greater pay. Once you become Cert III or Diploma qualified you can command a higher wage due to the industry’s adoption of pay scales.
Being qualified will also open up other career opportunities, making it easier to advance or switch jobs should you choose. Or it may be that you are simply able to apply additional knowledge to your day-to-day work.
Important update: New Education Department guidelines include two changes that you MUST take note of if you are working as an Educator:
1. You will be known as “Educators” and (as a result of that),
2. You will need to have completed or be working towards the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care – as a minimum requirement or
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care by 1st July 2018.
These qualifications will be an Industry Standard for all placed Nannies.