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    Default Getting work in Childcare without Formal Qualifications

    Hi there.

    I am after some advice for my Norwegian mum, who is thinking about relocating to Australia in a year or two. The visa she is applicable for will give her permanent residency and permission to work full-time.

    Although she is of a non-speaking background, I would say that her level of English is pretty good, probably intermediate or better.

    She is likely to be 60 years old (I cannot believe it; she is so young at heart and attractive - Love you mum!) when she relocates.

    Mum used to be an enrolled nurse in Norway up until 15 years ago, but has in the last 15 years worked in After School Care and as a child care assistant (without formal qualifications). She is extremely good at what she is doing.

    My question to those of you who are knowledgeable about working within the childcare sector;

    - Is she unlikely to get a full-time job; her slight language barriers, age and lack of formal education considered?

    She loves the job she has in Norway, and would love to do something similar here.

    Thanks for any feedback!

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    Bump on behalf of my beautiful mum.

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    There is a current government initiative to ensure that child care workers have at least a Certificate 3 in child care.

    Your mums second language may actually be helpful if there is a centre with children from Norway.

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    Thank you so much for your reply, Naebie!

    Yeah, I'd heard something similar. Great news for the child care industry, not so great for my mum!

    Could anyone tell me more about this Certificate III in child care? Cost, length of course, etc?

    Any info much welcome!

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    If done full time, it is a 6 month course, but I'm unsure of the cost.

    I know there are some instances where it is free, but I don't know of the eligibility requirements.

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    Most places offer it for around $1500- $2000.

    You have 6 months to complete it, but you can get it done fast than that too. It can also be done online, from overseas, with most companies. So maybe if she does it now before she comes over?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinyLittleTootsies View Post
    Most places offer it for around $1500- $2000.

    You have 6 months to complete it, but you can get it done fast than that too. It can also be done online, from overseas, with most companies. So maybe if she does it now before she comes over?
    Thank you so much for that info, TLT! I'll definitely check this out for mum!

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    Hi there,

    Abc learning( goodstart childcare) offer their cert 3 course free of charge for full time workers and there is always the option of doing a traineeship or aprenticship, she would also be eligible RPL (recognition of prior learning) as she has so much experience. This woul mean that the couse could be done so much faster. Hope this helps mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by fichicken View Post
    Hi there,

    Abc learning( goodstart childcare) offer their cert 3 course free of charge for full time workers and there is always the option of doing a traineeship or aprenticship, she would also be eligible RPL (recognition of prior learning) as she has so much experience. This woul mean that the couse could be done so much faster. Hope this helps mate
    I have worked for this company since 2005 and was coming in to say this

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    lol share a book ( I worked for them too) it was how I got my qualifications

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