The Fair Work Commission has announced a 5.75% increase in minimum wages following its 2023 Annual Wage Review. The increase will apply to base rates of pay from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2023.
This means for Educators and ECTs receiving the minimum wage set out in the Children's Services Award 2010, or the Educational Services Teachers Award 2010 the 5.75% increase will apply.
- A Cert 3 Qualified Educator (Level 3.1 - full time) who currently receives $24.76 per hour, as of 01 July it increases to around $26.18 per hour.
- A Diploma Qualified Assistant Educator (Level 3.4 - full time) who currently received $27.88 per hour, as of 01 July it increases to around $29.48 per hour.
- A Diploma Qualified Educator (Level 4.1 - full time) who currently received $29.17 per hour, as of 01 July it increases to around $30.84 per hour.
For Educators receiving above award wages, which means you are paid higher than the minimum award rate set out in either the Children's Services Award 2010 or Educational Services Teachers Award 2010, then you will NOT be receiving this increase.
To see whether you are applying to receive the 5.75% wage increase, check your current wage in the following articles:
This increase will apply from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2023. This means if your weekly pay period starts on Monday, the new rates will apply from Monday, 3 July 2023.
Note: The wage table in our article Childcare Wages In Australia will be updated by 0107/2023 to reflect the 5.75% increase.
Get Set For A Minimum Wage Increase, Fair Work Ombudsman