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Tafe qualified teachers are fantastic trained teachers. The two years I spent in tafe was more involved and intense than my uni qualifications and I value that more.
For under twos you are required to have a tafe diploma trained teacher in the class room for majority of the time even if there is a uni trained teacher as tafe has a more involved under twos training
In 2009 my award for step 4 diploma trained was $24-$25 (can't remember exact $) that was for NSW. Than there was a national award introduced so NSW award went down to $20-21 to meet national average.
In a few months I will finish my early childhood teaching degree for my step one award itll be $20-21.
Step 4 (which is four years experience ) is as high as you can currently go
So after four years of uni your award is not much higher than a tafe diploma. Which is actually not that much higher than cert 3 or untrained.
If your a director of community based Or authorized supervisor of a private centre you get an extra $20 a week.