05 July 2006
Australia gives child care coordinators more points
From 1 July 2006 child care coordinators have moved from Australia's Skilled Occupation List 50 point category to the list's 60 point category.
According to the Australian Standard of Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, the responsibilities and duties of a child Care Care Coordinator (1295-11) include:
- directing and supervising childcare workers
- developing and implementing programs to enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of young children
- providing care for children in before-school, after-school, day and vacation care centres
- managing physical childcare facilities and ensuring all buildings and equipment are maintained
- maintaining records and accounts for the childcare centre, and
- complying with government childcare requirements and standards.
The Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) is now the asessing body for this category. Assessment standard for Child Care Co-ordinators for skilled migration purposes is:
- a two-year accredited post-secondary course in childcare (diploma or advanced diploma) or a three-year accredited tertiary course in early childhood care or education
- three years supervisory experience that reflects the responsibilities, duties and tasks of a Child Care Co-ordinator—this must be obtained in an environment of substantial size and reputation and subject to a regulatory framework, and gained after the accredited course referred to above is completed
- proficiency in English language literacy and numeracy with an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least six in all four components.
For immigration to Australia as a child care coordinator, or any other occuaption, please complete an Online Assessment.