Child Care Centre Manager – ANZSCO 134111
- Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the activities of a childcare centre or service including physical and human resources.
- Skill Level
- Alternative Titles
- Child Care Centre Director
- Child Care Coordinator
Skills Assessment Requirement
Unless you are exempt in very limited circumstances, you are required to have a positive Skills Assessment to apply for the visas listed above.
Skills Assessment authority for Child Care Centre Manager is Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACA). To have a positive skills assessment, you must meet the following criteria:
- An ACECQA nationally approved diploma level (or higher) education and care qualification.
- Evidence of three years full time (or part time equivalent) employment experience as a Child Care Centre Manager in a regulated early childhood education and care service
- Expected responsibilities during employment include:
- develop and implement programs to enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of young children
- direct and supervise educators providing care and supervision for young children
- establish and maintain a safe and healthy service environment for children, staff and visitors
- facilitate compliance with relevant government requirements and standards
- work in partnership with parents and families to provide appropriate education and care for children
- maintain service records, operational budgets and accounts
- recruit staff and coordinate professional development.
- To ensure currency of skills, applicants will need to provide evidence of at least six months full time (or part time equivalent) experience in the past three years.
Did you know?
To assist with the transition of ACECQA becoming the new Assessing Authority for the Child Care Centre Manager occupation, there is a separate application process for individuals who have recently completed step four (final assessment) of the Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) Job Ready Program (JRP) under the nominated occupation of Child Care Centre Manager.
Potential Visa Pathways for Child Care Managers
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Group: 1341 Child Care Centre Managers
- plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the activities of childcare centres and services including physical and human resources.
- developing and implementing programs to enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of young children
- providing care for children in before-school, after-school, day, and vacation care centres
- directing and supervising Child Carers in providing care and supervision for young children
- ensuring the centre is a safe area for children, staff and visitors
- complying with relevant government requirements and standards
- liaising with parents
- maintaining records and accounts for the centre
- recruiting staff and coordinating professional development
- Skill Level
- Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
- Occupations in this Group
- 134111 Child Care Centre Manager
This 189 visa allows you to live, work and study in Australia permanently. It is a points-tested visa. The minimum score to apply is 65 points. However, based on previous invitation rounds, you would need to achieve a higher score to have a better chance of obtaining an invitation.
In short, to be eligible for visa 189, you need to meet the following criteria:
Subclass 190 visa– Skilled Nominated Visa & Subclass 491 visa – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa
To apply for visa subclass 190 and visa subclass 491, you need to have a nomination from the state/territory government where you want to live and work. Each State and Territory have individual requirements that must be met in order to receive nomination. (See below)
Another difference between the 190 and 491 visa is that you can only apply for visa subclass 491 if you are living and working in regional areas in Australia, while it is not a requirement if you are applying for the 190 visa.
In summary, to be eligible for 190 visa, you need to meet the following criteria:
To check if the state/ territory government requirements for your occupation, refer to the following links
Links to requirements
|New South Wales||
|Australian Capital Territory (ACT)|
The 485 visa is a work visa available to international students who have completed two years of study in Australia. It is an 18-month visa that has full work rights and full study rights. It also allows you to travel freely to and from Australia throughout the validity of the visa.
To be eligible for visa 485, you need to meet the following criteria:
The 407 visa a short stay visa for individuals to participate in occupational training or professional development in Australia. This visa is generally valid to stay in Australia for 2 years. Please note this visa is subject to condition 8102 which forbids work apart from the training that is specified in the visa application. You are also required to maintain health insurance whilst in Australia.
To be eligible for visa 407, you need to meet the following criteria:
You can apply for subclass 494 if you have a regional employer who is willing to sponsor you. To be eligible for this visa, you must have at least 3 years of working experience in your nominated occupation and have a relevant skills assessment. With this visa, there is a requirement that you must work for the employer who is sponsoring you.
This visa provides pathway to permanent residency through the 191 visa.
The Subclass 482 visa is a Temporary Skill Shortage visa that requires a sponsorship from an Australian employer. This visa allows to your live and work in Australia for up to 4 years. You may apply for as many 482 visas as you want, as long as the employer is willing to sponsor you.
Study Pathway to Child Care Centre Manager
To become a Child Care Centre Manager, you usually need formal qualifications such as:
- Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care; or
- Bachelor of Early Childhood
You may also need the following:
- National police check
- Working with children check
- First aid certificate
- Training in anaphylaxis and/or asthma management
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
- Duration: 3 years
- Total Course Cost Approx: $94,448 AUD
- Completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent
- English proficiency requirement – IELTS 7.0 with no band less than 6.5
- Bachelor of Education (Primary)
- Master of Teaching – Early Childhood
- Graduate Certificate in Education