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Child Care Worker Loses Job

Featured News: November 07, 2018

Don’t let this happen to you!

Many employers have specific ratios of qualified (or soon to be qualified) staff to meet and have hired students on the agreement the students will be actively engaged in their studies and will complete them as soon as possible.

Once you get work it can be easy for your studies to slide and, before you know it, you are way off your completion target.

Those who have completed, or are well on track with their study, need not worry. However, If you are falling behind, then it is time to get back on track asap.

# An incident to learn from:

We were recently contacted by a Child Care Employer to check on the progress of one of their staff who was studying with us. When the Employer found they had made little progress, they immediately stopped the person working until they could prove they were back on track.

“Under the National Quality framework, 50 per cent of educators are required to meet the relevant ratios in a centre-based service working with children pre-school age and under, must have, or be actively working towards, at least an approved diploma level education and care qualification.

All other educators required to meet the relevant ratios at the service must have, or be actively working towards, at least an approved certificate III level education and care qualification.

To check whether general educator qualification requirements are being met, authorised officers may ask to see the record of educators working directly with children (centre-based services) or the record of staff, family day care co-ordinators and family day care educator assistants (for family day care services) required under regulation 177.  Staff records should include evidence of any relevant qualification held by the staff members, or that the staff member is actively working towards a qualification.”

So, it’s time to make sure you are on track with your study.

Please contact us if you need support.

We are here to help.