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Potential pathway to residency as Child Care Centre Managers

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Studying a Diploma in Children’s Services for 2 years, can provide students with a pathway to applying for a graduate visa providing they students complete 6 months worth of part time work in a Child Care Centre during their studies and can provide reference letters to prove this. For this position though, the pathway to residency is also possible although it is a little more challenging than for other occupations assessed by TRA.

For Child Care Centre Managers to gain residency, the students will need to undertake the Job Ready Program. The purpose of the Job Ready Employment step is to enable you to gain experience in an Australian workplace to further develop skills relevant to your nominated occupation.

It is the candidates responsibility to find their own employment and to be successful, the tasks completed need to be those of a Child Care Centre Manager (outlined below).

Child Care Centre Managers are responsible for:

  • directing and supervising child care workers,
  • developing and implementing programs to enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of young children,
  • providing care for children in before-school, after-school, day and vacation care centres,
  • managing physical childcare facilities and ensuring all buildings and equipment are maintained,
  • maintaining records and accounts for the child care centre, and
  • complying with government child care requirements and standards.

For your employment to be appropriate for Step 2 of the Job Ready Program, you must be employed full time for 12 months as the manager of a childcare centre licensed by a regulatory authority with a minimum of 20 children in the 0-5 age group and you must be performing the above duties and tasks.

Work claimed for the Provisional Skills Assessment may not be suitable for the Job Ready Employment step.  As part of the Provisional Skills Assessment, TRA requires candidates to demonstrate an exposure to a range of tasks relevant to your nominated occupation. For Step 2, you must ensure your employment requires you to routinely demonstrate the responsibilities, tasks and duties of your nominated occupation.

Your employer must formally confirm in writing that the duties you perform in your role are those of a Child Care Centre Manager. Work as an Assistant Centre Manager may also qualify as long as the tasks and duties are undertaken.

For more information on this or any other study pathway or residency enquiries, please contact EMSA today!

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    Does Bachelor of Early Childhood qualify toapply for childcare center manager?

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    Dear sir/madam

    I am hoping you can help me with this query. I wish to apply for the independent skills visa. I have a Bachelor of arts in early childhood studies equivelent to early childhood teacher as assessed by aceqa. This qualifies me to work as a childcare manger although I have never worked in this role. Do I actually have to have experience of working as a childcare manager in order to qualify for this visa? Also if I am granted the visa do I actually have to work as a childcare manager? Can I work in other roles in the childcare sector? Do you carry out the skills assessment for childcare manager? Any help with this would be much appreciated.

    Regards

    Amy Harty

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    I am currently pursuing diploma in child care onilne. i have been promised a role of assistant director in next 6 months. I am already a room leader for past 2 years. When can i apply for PR?

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    Hi is it necessary for applying 485 visa we have to work as a child care manger first than we can apply for provisional skill assessment . Thank you .

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      Hi!

      For 485 is OK without experience as manager (desirable). The next step (PR) to get full Skills Assessment you will need the experience.

      Thank you

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    Do I need a skills assessment to be nominated for a 457 visa – I have 7 years of work experience in Child Care.

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      Thank you for contacting us!

      In order to start assessing your case, could you email to socialmedia@emsaus.com

      – E-mail
      – Phone number
      – Nationality
      – City of residence
      – Profession

      Also, if you can give us a little bit more information about your case that would help us to improve the assessment.

      Alternatively, you can come to our office in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Venezuela, India, Philippines, Nigeria or Colombia.

      Hope to hear soon from you

      Kind Regards!

      EMSA Team

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    Hi. I will be completing my diploma in next 3 months. I am working as day to day incharge of a centre for last 2 years and room leader for 2 and a half years.I am performing all the duties of a child care centre manager except taking care of accounts. Will I be eligible for 457 or 189 if ,my employer is ready to sponsor me?
    Thanks

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      Thank you for contacting us!

      In order to start assessing your case, could you email to socialmedia@emsaus.com

      – E-mail
      – Phone number
      – Nationality
      – City of residence
      – Profession

      Also, if you can give us a little bit more information about your case that would help us to improve the assessment.

      Alternatively, you can come to our office in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Venezuela, India, Philippines, Nigeria or Colombia.

      Hope to hear soon from you

      Kind Regards!

      EMSA Team

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    Hi

    I have Successful completed Diploma of children Services and currently studying Associate Degree of Early Years ( 2yrs course) at a CRICOS registered course at a TAFE
    I am working as an Early Childhood assistant in a Kindergarten on part time basis.. i have 360 Hrs Placement as well
    To apply for graduate stream visa 485 after completing my Associate degree (2 yrs study) do i have to be employed as a childcare center Director?
    If i nominated Childcare centre manager on SOL list as my studies are closer to that occupation for the Step 1 TRA assessment do i have to be employed as center Director?
    When i checked TRA website it says… For employment to be suitable for Step 2 of the Job Ready Program, applicants must be employed as the Director or Assistant Director of a Childcare Centre licensed by a regulatory authority with a minimum of 20 children in the 0-5 age group.
    My question for Step1 TRA assessment for 485 visa is it a must to be employed as Childcare Center Director or can i show my general placement and work experience as early childhood assistant for a successful TRA assessment for 485 visa?

    I am located in Melbourne can yiou email me your Melbourne office number then i can make an appointment regarding further details ..

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      Hi there, in order to get a better understanding of your case, please fill out this form.

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