As a childcare worker in Australia, your pay rate falls under the Children’s Services Award 2010. This award states the minimum amount that an employer can pay you based on your qualification and your position while working in an early learning centre.
According to the Children’s Services Award 2010, all employees’ fall under a classification structure, this determines their minimum wage. Each “level” gives a definition on what is expected of the employee, qualifications required and the duties the employee should perform in order to be paid at that particular level. Below is the list of classifications for each level.