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That is what jo did and they said nvq level 3 will not now allow you to be qualified.
A lot of child care centres aren't aware of this. They will be in for one hell of a shock when accrediation pay them for a visit. This happened to one near us - the qualified leader wasn't qualified as they only had a nvq level 3 and they failed accreditation.
Alison- I would check if your TA qualification is counted over here through the skills council. TA's over here are school support officers it is hard to get a job in a school I have been trying since I got here (7 months) however, dont let this put you off it is easier to get on the relief staff for special schools. I have found childcare is much easier to find a job in, I started with select education agency then phoned round childcare centres I am relief staff at the min until I have decided what I am going to do. I would say there does seem to be more jobs for people with a Diploma than as assistants.
Mancs in Oz - not sure why they told you that, I did mine via email and post from the uk, I went to skills recognition council support services Currie Street . I know the building has moved so the details I have will be old. I do rememeber having to make a few phone calls to oz and they did ask about my visa? I will have a look at my emails the woman i dealt with was quite rude!
Like Jo said mine has also been recognised as level 4 which is not anything here. However I did think NNEB was?
Jo- I am also looking at making mine a diploma I have been told I am missing 7/8 modules the lady I deal with Jo Vabolis is really helpful and has said there are so many people from the UK with NVQ 3 they have devised a list of what people are missing. This is at the Croyden TAFE
Hope any of this helps
Hi Liz - I have just found this post. I have an NNEB and NVQ Level 3... I googled and got the info below.. so I will email and hope they are able to help me out a bit. Thanks so much for your advice, I wouldn't have known it was possible to do this otherwise from the UK.
Childcare wasn't particularly what I wanted to do (with having my own 2 monkeys now!) but I guess it's another chance for employment!
If I went for a full-time nursery position, (if my quals are recognised) - what sort of hourly rate do you think I could expect?
Australian Education International (AEI)1, through the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR), provides official information and advice on the comparability of overseas qualifications with Australian qualifications. This assessment is for individuals who need to establish the educational level of an overseas qualification compared with an Australian educational qualification on the Australian Qualifications Framework.
For those who live in Australia, the State or Territory Overseas Qualifications Unit (OQU) may be able to provide educational assessment advice on overseas qualification for free (or a small fee) using the guidelines found in the AEI-NOOSR Country Education Profiles. Details for the South Australian branch are provided below:
SOUTH AUSTRALIA - SKILLS RECOGNITION SUPPORT SERVICES (SRSS)
Level 1 (East, TAFE SA Adelaide City Campus)
120 Currie Street ADELAIDE SA 5000
Phone: +61 8 8207 8354
Fax: +61 8 8463 5499
Thank you, Alexis
not sure if this is any help but i have the NNEB and have over 15years in childcare the last 5 running my own pre-school with 6 staff fully recognised by ofsted and all .
However after several months of chasing my tale to be re assesed and being passed round everyone and getting no where i now work in a childcare centre as a kindy room team leader term time only fo $29 an hour, I don't think this is bad pay and i get to do hours that suit me and i walk away without the overall pressure of being in charge so I am happy . Don't sell yourself short i have found that there is a definate need for worker just be confident and focus on Play related learning which is now the norm in the uk but seems to be the big step forward here
thanks for that I have been waiting for a woman In charge of the child care courses at TAFE to assess my qualifications since OCTOBER!!!
I dont know about NNEB but have heard from one woman that they do not recognise this as qualified and are unsure what it is as I think NVQ and CACHE exams replaced it for a lot of people. Its a minefield out there but at least I am working and gaining an insight into australian childcare ;)
Good luck, and as stated before Skills recognition is on Currie street next to the Blood service, phone before as they have an appointment system and will not see you just turn up.
I will phone the woman you suggested and see how i get on
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Alexis - The starting wage if you are not qualified and work relief is 17.58 an hour. This is as an assistant level 1.1 If you are perm then it goes down to 14.65! If you have a diploma I think you are classed as a children's services professional and the starting hourly rate is 23.87 for relief and 19.89 for a perm job. This is according to a list we have at work its from network SA.
Jo- I am going to see that lady on wednesday next week so any more information I get from her I will post on here for people.
Thanks Liz and Jo - Great info. I will email them and see if they can be of any help too! Does seem a bit of pot-luck involved with employers I guess?
Thanks again, and good luck on Weds!