How to become an educator
Being an In Home Care educator is a truly rewarding and unique career.
In home care educators play an important role in the lives of families. Many educators make lifeline connections with families and children.
Plus, you’ll be making a real, positive impact.
To become an In Home Care educator, you need to:
- Meet qualification requirements
- Be registered with an In Home Care Service
- Meet additional requirements
In Home Care educators are required to have the following minimum qualifications:
- Certificate III level qualification in a relevant course or be working towards a Certificate III qualification and provide documentary evidence.
- Certificate III, a diploma or a degree in Early Childhood Education or equivalent qualifications that have a major focus on Early Childhood Education are acceptable qualifications.
- Primary school teaching qualifications of educators registered with state-based Teacher Regulatory Authorities are also deemed as acceptable qualifications.
- If you work in a rural or remote area and have difficulty meeting the qualification requirements, transitional provisions until 1 January 2020 will apply.
Get more information on the MySkills website.
Register with an in home care service
Every In Home Care Educator is required to be registered with an In Home Care Service.
Once you are registered with a service, they will work with you to match you to a suitable family.
Services support educators by:
- Conducting safety assessments to ensure the home environment is suitable for you to work in
- Providing resources and information to help you in your role
- Acting as an initial contact point for any issues you may be having
To be an in home care educator, you must also be:
- At least 18 years old
- An Australian resident, permanent citizen or have the relevant visa to allow employment on a continuous basis for 12 months or more
- Hold a current working with children check (blue card)
- Undertake a police check
- Have a current first aid certificate, preferably for providing first aid to children