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4211 Child Carers

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

Child Carers provide care and supervision for children in residential homes and non-residential childcare centres.

​​​​​​​Indicative Skill Level:

The occupations Child Care Worker and Out of School Hours Care Worker in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

The occupation Family Day Care Worker in this unit group has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

The occupation Nanny in this unit group has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • assisting in the preparation of materials and equipment for children's education and recreational activities
  • managing children's behaviour and guiding children's social development
  • preparing and conducting activities for children
  • entertaining children by reading and playing games
  • supervising children in recreational activities
  • supervising the daily routine of children
  • supervising the hygiene of children

Occupations:

  • 421111 Child Care Worker
  • 421112 Family Day Care Worker
  • 421113 Nanny
  • 421114 Out of School Hours Care Worker

421111 Child Care Worker

Alternative Title:

  • Child Care Aide

Provides care and supervision for children in programs, such as long day care and occasional care, in childcare centres, hospitals and educational centres. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Child Care Group Leader (Aus) (Skill Level 2)
  • Children's Nursery Assistant
  • Creche Attendant
  • Early Childhood Worker

421112 Family Day Care Worker

Alternative Title:

  • Family Day Carer

Provides care and supervision for babies and children, usually in the carer's own home and under local government or community-based schemes. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level:

  • 4 Australia
  • 3 New Zealand

421113 Nanny

Assists parents in the provision of ongoing care and supervision for babies and children, usually in the child's home.

Skill Level: 4

421114 Out of School Hours Care Worker

Provides care for school age children in an out of school hours care program. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3