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Loraine
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Pay Rate For Educator Currently Studying Diploma

Post by Loraine » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:12 pm

I am studying my diploma in early childhood education and care. Completed 18 units and my first level work placement. I got a job and working 35 to 37 hours per week as a casual worker in a long daycare. What pay rate and level do i fall under. I have no contract received but completed 4 weeks of work. What is the minimum wage should I receive? Kindly guide me.


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Re: Pay Rate For Educator Currently Studying Diploma

Post by Lorina » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:52 pm

Your position when working as a casual is to assist the room leader is that right?

Have you completed your Cert 3 qualification before completing your Diploma?

If you have not completed your Cert 3 qualification beforehand, I assume that the 18 units are part of the Cert 3 units. So, I would say you would probably be on Level 3.1

You can check your pay rate here:

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Post by Loraine » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:46 pm

Thanks Lorina.

I'm a casual, still don't know what is my position. It is a new childcare branch and they said I would be working as casual and i was almost fixed for toddler room. There are two more staffs joined after me. Now I came to know it is mentioned floater straight to my name in roster sheet.

I work 36 to 38 hours per week. Kindly let me know what is a floater job. Is the salary differ for a room assistant and floater on commencement level or the salary will be same as 3.1 level for cert3 even if you are a floater. I was told I will be in toddler room. Now they are using me as floater.

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Post by Lorina » Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:27 pm

A floater "floats" from different rooms throughout the day. So, if you are an assistant in the toddler room, for example, you will be in the room for the whole day but as a floater, you move from room to room so in a day you could work in all the rooms.

There is no difference in pay between a floater or an assistant.

May I ask how much you're currently receiving so I can see what level you have been put on?

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Re: Pay Rate For Educator Currently Studying Diploma

Post by Aimee Birch » Wed May 22, 2019 9:42 pm

Hi Lorina,

I undertook a cert 3 traineeship in 2017 and completed it by June 2018. Since the completion I moved to a different centre and was given the opportunity to complete a diploma traineeship. My contract stated that my position was a diploma trainee and classification was cert 3 educator. My pay rate was listed as $20.96 under the children’s services award. I can’t find this figure anywhere under the award. I questioned my pay rate and they moved me up to pay rate $22.04. What I am asking is what should my rate of pay been on commencement last June? I called fairwork and they have mentioned I’m entitled to back pay however my employer is ignoring the fact. I’m unsure where I stand and where to go from here. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank you, Aimee!

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Post by Lorina » Sat May 25, 2019 6:51 pm

Hi Aimee,

Since you have completed your Cert 3 Qualification, you should be paid as a Cert 3 Qualified Educator. From June 2018 - June 2019 you would be on be Level 3.1 (on commencement) which is $22.04. From June 2019 - June 2020, you will move up another level - so from next month, you should be on Level 3.2 - $22.79. This is the pay rate if you are still working as an Assistant Educator.

Once you have completed your Diploma traineeship, even if you continue to be an Assistant Educator within the room, you pay rate changes to level 3.4. If you move onto a Room leader position, after completion of your Diploma you will be on Level 4.1 for the first year.

I hope this helps! I know it can be a little confusing to work out!

Let me know if you have further questions.

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Post by Kwalters » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:39 pm

Hi, I'm in need of some information in regards to my position at the moment please?. Starting last year I began to step up as lead educator as I was needed some days this is 2018 I'm also qualified very 3 assistant, studying diploma since 2017 then beginning of 2019 I was given an opportunity to become lead educator in the babies room fulltime for 30hrs per weeki have been working in childcare for 5 years I'm 30years old and I'm still on 3.3 level on $23.52 per hour. Is this correct?? Does age and time at employment make any difference to my experience?? Please help, I've have a lot of trouble getting information. Thank you kendra

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Post by Lorina » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:32 am

Hi Kendra,

Have you completed your Diploma qualification as yet?

- If you step up as a Lead Educator within a room and have not completed your diploma qualification, you should be on Level 4A. Level 4A is for an Educator yet to complete their diploma however becomes a room leader/lead educator.

- As a qualified cert 3 educator, you will stay on Level 3.3 until you complete your Diploma qualification or you become a room leader etc.

Let me know if you have any further questions.

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Re: Pay Rate For Educator Currently Studying Diploma

Post by Kwalters » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:36 am

Hi thank you for the previous information. To answer previous question, I have not yet completed my diploma as of yet I have 5 modules left to complete. So very soon ☺. I'm currently working full time as a lead educator in the babies room. But am only getting paid as assistant wage on 23.52 per hour. How can I go about to getting fair work information in regards to my situation? My work place area manager is assistant that I'm on the correct level award. 😔

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Post by Lorina » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:42 am

This is the information directly from the Children's Services Award, 2010:

"B.1.5 Level 4A

This is an employee who has not obtained the qualifications required for a Level 4 employee who performs the same duties as a Level 4 employee.

B.1.6 Level 4

This is an employee who has completed a Diploma in Children’s Services or equivalent (e.g. Certificate IV in Out of School Hours Care) as recognised by licensing authorities and is appointed as the person in charge of a group of children in the age range from birth to 12 years or an employee who is appointed as an Authorised Supervisor (as defined in the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 (NSW)).

An employee at this level will also take on the same duties and perform the same tasks as a CSE Level 3.

Indicative duties

●Responsible,in consultation with the Assistant Director/Director for the preparation, implementation and evaluation of a developmentally appropriate program for individual children or groups.

●Responsible to the Assistant Director/Director for the supervision of students on placement.

●Responsible for ensuring a safe environment is maintained for both staff and children.

●Responsible for ensuring that records are maintained accurately for each child in their care.

●Develop,implement and evaluate daily care routines.

●Ensure that the centre or service’s policies and procedures are adhered to.

●Liaise with families."

Reference:Children's Service Award, 2010

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