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Re: How much do you get paid in Childcare? Open Discussion on Childcare Wages....

Postby sue073 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:28 pm

omg im cert 3 qual and study diploma and part time perm i get $20.35 p/hour wow i think im getting ripped off now after reading everyone else... im in ipswich area qld
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Re: How much do you get paid in Childcare? Open Discussion on Childcare Wages....

Postby Lorina » Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:05 pm

Hi Sue,

I think your hourly wage sounds about right. I mean you work perm part time and your currently studying your diploma. That's how much some people who have completed their diploma are getting. Maybe you can negotiate for paid lunch breaks? How long you got left of your Diploma? Your hourly rate will possibly change once you finished your studies but then again I'm not too sure...

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Re: How much do you get paid in Childcare? Open Discussion on Childcare Wages....

Postby angielee206 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:13 pm

Hi,

Personally, I think that the wage working in Childcare is dismal compared to the qualifications and pay rate. I was actually earning more working as a Checkout Chick (with no qualifications), then I get in Childcare.

Anyway, I work in a centre on Brisbane's Northside, QLD and I found it pretty difficult to find the information on the new pay rates at first, but did eventually find it.
Basically the rates (for QLD employees) on the new award wage are as follows:

Cert III: (Level 3 on the new rating scale).
On commencement: $18.06 hour
After 1 year: $18.68 hour
After 2 years: $19.27 hour.

Diploma: (Level 4 on the new rating scale).
On commencement: $21.27 hour.
After 1 year: $21.59 hour.
After 2 years: $21.92 hour.

If you want to find more information on the new hourly rates for Cert III, Diploma and Advanced Diploma etc. go to this webside:
http://www.fwa.gov.au/documents/modern_ ... 000120.pdf
Hope this helps.
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Re: How much do you get paid in Childcare? Open Discussion on Childcare Wages....

Postby Misse84 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:49 am

I am a trainee and get $940 a fortnight . I do exactly what the others do , programming , I even teach German twice a week and will be doing the fitness for them .

I am 27 so this is kind of crap . $13 an hour for a 27 year old pretty horrible , I earned a lot more selling clothes ! the Government needs to get it's act together and pay us more .

I love my job but need to live as well , and a few times I have wondered if I should do office work instead .

I think a trainee should get at least $17 p/h , a Certificate III $ 25 p/h a Diploma $35 and a ECT $45

Yeah some might think that is a lot , but we are responsible for peoples lives , we have to do first aid , are mandatory reporters , we prepare these kids for school .

I believe as women we are too afraid and polite to ask for a better pay .
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Re: How much do you get paid in Childcare? Open Discussion on Childcare Wages....

Postby Lorina » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:05 pm

Hi Ally,

Thanks for your comments! I also think that it's pretty unfair that you are only getting $13 an hour. Especially if you are doing extras such as fitness or teaching german ontop of everything else. Yeah, the pay rates in childcare aren't that great and I think that's why most childcare proefessionals end up doing something else… Oh yes being women and being polite doen't mean that others should take advantage of us :giggle: I really wish that things would change for the better!!

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Re: How much do you get paid in Childcare? Open Discussion on Childcare Wages....

Postby Macoola » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:41 pm

I agree with angielee206 I have been a check out chick for a while and I just completed my certficate 3 all the jobs I have been looking around at are the same or worse pay from what I am earning now it is so unfair!!
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Re: How much do you get paid in Childcare? Open Discussion on Childcare Wages....

Postby Kaz » Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:23 am

It seems that 22 is the going rate for most places as I am on just over 22. I get another from just over 22 to just under 22.
So there no set rate?? I get so confused with the rate I should get b/c sometimes I take on both roles :/
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Re: How much do you get paid in Childcare? Open Discussion on Childcare Wages....

Postby fchaudari76 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:26 am

Florry - there are set rates but some centres choose to pay more ... some don't but if you go to google and type in childcare award wage qld you will see some PDFs that show the award wage.
If you take on more than one role there are rules I think eg if you are employed as an assistant but take over as GL you need to have taken over for min X hours to be paid the GLs rate.
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Re: How much do you get paid in Childcare? Open Discussion on Childcare Wages....

Postby justathought » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:15 am

The pay is pretty unfair for the duties that are carried out, I was room leading for about 3 years before getting my diploma, the centre asked for an exemption for me but it was denied by the department. I kept room leading anyway because there was no one else apparently.
I see you guys talking about being GL's and being paid $22 hour, I took on the responsibility and unfortunatly was only being paid for my years experience. My assistant was paid more than me because she had been in the job longer and would refuse to take on any responsibility. And to add to it I was the only staff member there with children and some how I have less experience, and thats not just 1 child I have 4 ageing from 5 years to 21 years.
I do agree to a pay rise in some instances for example if you take on the responsibility you get paid for the responsibilty. And thinking about it I might do some research on profits from child care centres because they seem to be taking on alot of trainees at about $10 an hour sometimes even less the younger they are. I'll defenatly put my hand up to trainees being paid more because they do just as much as anyone else, sometimes from what Ive seen even more
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Re: How much do you get paid in Childcare? Open Discussion on Childcare Wages....

Postby MADIHA » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:57 am

Hi everyone,

I am surprised to everyone's info.

For dips minimum to start with is 22$ per hour only if they don't have the required training and they are fresh. But personally i dont even know any dip who is working on 22$, minimum 24-25$ or more... andi know they get paid upto 30$ per hour. As per my experience, i think agencies pay more if you go through them because they have to put their rates above award rate, for their reputation and for win win situation!

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