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1. Posted by AKJ (Budding Member 24 posts) 10y

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Hi Im spending the year in oz in 2007 and i am qualified at a level 3 in childcare. Can you do that kind of work out there for only a short amount of time? or is it better to stick to the more casual jobs like bar work etc. Thanks Adele x

2. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 10y

Hi Adele,

Child Care Coordinators and child care workers generally are one of the "in high demand" occupations in Australia for General Skilled Migration purposes. Too many kids, not enough people to look after them. I have a 9-month old daughter who is on the wait-lists of 6 childcare centres.

In your case I'm assuming you are just coming out on a Working Holiday Visa, and not to migrate. These visas, as you may already be aware, have a 3-month in any one job work restriction, which puts some employers off hiring. It can be waived in extreme circumstances. Where your qualifications sit in our framework of skills can only be determined by VETASSESS: this organisation assesses the skills of those whose qualifications are obtained offshore and wish to migrate go to www.vetassess.com.au if you wish to know more.

I recommend contacting a couple of childcare organisations before you arrive http://www.childcare.com.au/ This is ABC Learning centres. They are one of the biggest in Oz. They'll soon tell you about short-term work. In my opinion short-term is better than no-term. I'd go for work in your profession: its daylight hours, better paid and probably cleaner (hmmm, nappies, kids, food ) than barwork, and you'll be more likely to get work. You also have to do an additional one-day course to work in bars here. Its called "Responsible Service of Alcohol."

If you do decide to migrate and need assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.

Cheers

Greg

3. Posted by Pink (Budding Member 10 posts) 10y

Hi Adele.
I'm also a childcare worker from the uk in Oz on the working holiday visa. I have just spent three months in Sydney where I got work through Childcare Crew (Australia) 02 9965 9401. Or nationaly there is Select Education (www.selecteducation.com.au) As both these companies are recruiment consultents, they like you to be available for a minimum of 3 months. I found that many of the nurseries and day centres requested you back or asked you on the day if you could do more day the following wee;)k. I saw a lot of Sydney I wouldn't have seen as I was in different places all the time.
Enjoy your trip
Bec

4. Posted by AKJ (Budding Member 24 posts) 10y

Hey thanks for your reply's im going to check out them web sites. I was thinking of doing different work because i was worried about not finding childcare work, but working in a bar is not really my thing, i prefer to drink the alcohol rather than serve it!!! In the hopfully not to distant future i want to migrate to Oz, a lot of my family already live out there and its just not right that im stuck in England. When i get out there permenentley i would like to set up as a child minder, can you do that in Oz or is it just an English thing? Does any one know? Thanks Adele x

5. Posted by dilipv (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

Quoting AKJ

Hi Im spending the year in oz in 2007 and i am qualified at a level 3 in childcare. Can you do that kind of work out there for only a short amount of time? or is it better to stick to the more casual jobs like bar work etc. Thanks Adele x

hi AKJ ,
i am Dilip. i saw your quote. i just want to ask you that are you looking for Childcare jobs.if it is true then the best option to to search jobs online. likes jobs.com or monster.com and many more you could find on the net. that will be more preferable for you.As you are qualified at a level 3 in childcare. there is much greater chance for you to get job easily.

Please feel free to ask or reply to me.
good luck

Thank you
Dilip
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