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    how much do you get payed? I am studying cert 3 at tafe soon and hoping to get a job out of it, what's the pay like? I heard it isn't that great, but still...need to know. Thanks

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    I work casual at $22.87

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    I'm pretty sure the Modern Award is Aus wide now, for a cert 3 you will get between $18.29 to $20.94 an hr dependent on role and time employed. Some places such as local councils or other organisations may pay more and you will get more as a casual obviously.

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    I work in a private child care centre as a food co-ordinator. All r staff are on individual contracts ranging from $12 p.h. for trainees to $18/$20 p.h. for Diploma staff. I think that there are more set rates in franchises rather than privetly owned centres.

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    Look up the fair work ombudsman site and follow the links to the children's services award. It tells you all the award rates.

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    10.50 as a full time cert 3 trainee

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    I have worked in childcare for past 4 years and started off as a 17 year old on about $15 an hour and now on $20 an hour as a 20 year old,

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    Can I just say, these rates of pay are absolutely disgusting. You are in charge of THE most important little people in the world and are paid a pittance.

    I take my hat off to you all.

    When I become Prime Minister, you are all first on my to do list.

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    Im in childcare but work through an agency. I'm a qualified teacher but when work is skint I take whatever shift is on offer, which means taking a pay cut.
    As a casual Cert 3 through an agency I get roughly $22 an hour. As a Diploma trained I get $26 and as a teacher I get $38.
    So the more you study, the higher the pay.

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