Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher Career Information

Occupation statistics

23,000 early childhood (pre-primary school) teachers in Australia1

6,532 early childhood (pre-primary school) teachers in Victoria (28.4%)1

Average gross weekly earnings AUD$9502

Average weekly hours 39.33

Download the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency's labour market report for early childhood (pre-primary school) teachers (RTF, 133kb)

An early childhood teacher playing with a child in a playground 

Victoria is currently offering visa nomination for eligible early childhood (pre-primary school) teachers. To be eligible to apply early childhood (pre-primary school) teachers must meet Victoria's minimum eligibility requirements and address the nomination assessment requirements for the occupation.  See the Occupation Lists for more information.

More detailed information about applying for Victorian Government visa nomination is available in the Visas and Immigration section.


Licensing and registration

There are no licensing or registration requirements for early childhood (pre-primary school) teachers working in Victoria.


Industry contacts

Professional bodies and industry associations are a good source of information about early childhood (pre-primary school) teachers in Victoria.


Finding a job

Early childhood (pre-primary school) teachers are employed across several industries including: Education and Training; Health Care and Social Assistance; Public Administration and Safety; and Other Services.3


Tip

We suggest that you only apply for jobs when your visa to live and work in Australia has been issued. The visa application process can take time, and employers are less likely to employ you if you don’t know when you will arrive in Australia and don’t have a work visa.


To search for Victorian recruiters who specialise in early childhood (pre-primary school) teachers, visit the Recruitment and Consulting Services Association's Member Index.

For more general information on Victoria’s job market, including where and how to find jobs, and workplace culture, visit our Working and Employment section.


Migrating to Victoria

If you are not an Australian citizen you will need a visa to enter Australia. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) is responsible for all Australian visas.

Some visas require state nomination.  Victoria offers state nomination for eligible skilled migrants and business migrants.



Australian skills assessment 

For information on obtaining an Australian skills or qualification assessment, and the licensing or registration requirements for practicing your occupation in Australia, see the Australian Skills Recognition Information (ASRI) website.


1 Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Job Outlook – Occupation pages – Employment levels. Retrieved March 14 2012 from joboutlook.gov.au

2 Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Job Outlook - Occupation pages. Retrieved March 14 2012 from joboutlook.gov.au. Please note that wages will vary according to your level of skill and qualification. For more information about your wage earning potential, visit the job seeker sites listed above under Finding a Job.

3 Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Job Outlook - Occupation pages - Prospects for Employment. Retrieved March 14 2012 from joboutlook.gov.au

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