Pay rate working toward ECT

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roselaryn
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Pay rate working toward ECT

Post by roselaryn » Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:54 pm

I've completed over 50% of the Early Childhood Education Bachelor degree and I don't have any prior cert/diploma. I'm working in a room as an Assistant Educator and am being classed as an Unqualified Assistant Educator. Does that sound right? I was being paid the lowest award level the first two months of my employment before it was raised, but I'd really like to know if it was raised to the correct level for my role. Thanks in advance!


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Lorina
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Re: Pay rate working toward ECT

Post by Lorina » Tue Sep 28, 2021 4:59 pm

Hi,

Since you have completed over 50% of your qualification, you should be counted towards a Diploma Qualified Educator. According to ACECQA:

Diploma level

You can be counted towards meeting the diploma level qualification requirements if you can satisfy all of the above and one of the following:

hold an approved certificate III level qualification OR
have completed the approved certificate III units* OR
have completed 30% of the units in an approved ECT qualification.

For your reference: Actively Working Towards A Qualification


I would recommend you once again bring this up with your Director to get the correct level of pay.

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Re: Pay rate working toward ECT

Post by nene.tangen » Sat Oct 02, 2021 11:01 am

Hi Lorina,

I work in nsw, hired as a diploma lead educator. Once I am in my 4th year of ect studies I can get conditional accreditation as an ect, would this mean my work needs to pay me as an ect? Even if they don't need another ect?

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Re: Pay rate working toward ECT

Post by Lorina » Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:50 am

No, from what I understand you are only paid as an ECT if you are the ECT of the service. You will not get an ECT rate unless that is your job role.

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