Working below your qualification.

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Working below your qualification.

Post by melaboo » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:29 pm


I have a diploma in children's services, however I have very little experience and am finding it hard to find employment as most diploma positions are for room leaders.

There are a lot of Cert III positions available is it possible to be employed as Cert III even though I have a diploma?


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Re: Working below your qualification.

Post by Lorina » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:38 pm

Yes definitely!

With a diploma you can be employed as an assistant. You will be paid more than a Cert 3, less than a room leader.

You'll be on Level 3.4 - $25.56/per hour full time.

Hope this helps!


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