In order to work as a child care provider in Australia, you must fulfil the following criteria:
- Education: Successful completion of an early childhood education and care (ECEC) course or possession of an early childhood teaching credential.
- A valid Working with Children Check (WWCC) must be obtained from the appropriate state or territory government.
- First Aid and CPR certification: Providers need to be up-to-date on their first aid and CPR certifications.
- Insurance: Providers are required to carry public liability insurance.
- Adherence to regulations: Providers are required to adhere to all pertinent local, state, and federal laws, as well as the National Quality Framework for ECEC.
- Criminal background check: To make sure that providers have no history of harming children, they may be forced to submit to a criminal background check.
- Business registration: Providers are required to register their company and adhere to all applicable business laws.
- Health: Those who provide care for children must be in excellent health and free of any conditions that could endanger the children.
- Experience: Providers must have prior, either paid or unpaid, experience working with young children.
Note: Requirements may vary between states and territories in Australia.