Hi, just thought I would post this as I have been surprised how things have changed since I worked in Melbourne approx 8 years ago. I have been looking for a job in a school since I arrived in January 2011 and they are very few and far between. I have registered with two agencies and neither asked me if I had had my qualifications assessed. When I went for a job interview in a kindergarten attached to a school last week they did ask me and hence I have been into the skills assessment office on Currie st in the city and they have sent my Certs off to Canberra. The lady in the office here couldn't have been any more helpful, but it was bad news, my nneb (+16 years) experience is not recognised as qualified.
Does anyone on here know how long it will take to top up to become qualified and how and where I can do this?
Anyone coming out to work in childcare you need to have a criminal records check done by children and families services (different to a police check) mandatory abuse and neglect training and an up to date first aid cert.
I am hoping to work whilst topping up my training, but wish I'd known most of the above a good few months ago as I would probably be sorted by now. Not usually a grumbler, but just a little frustrated.
Anyone in the same boat drop me a line. Good luck with the job hunting.