With the introduction of the
National Quality Framework (NQF), eventually
qualification requirements will be the same Australia-wide.
From now until 2014, transitional arrangements apply which are
different in each State. At present, in most states and in most
cases, it is only those who with to Coordinate their own service
need to be qualified or studying.
After 2014 it is anticipated that to work in OSHC you will
either need to hold, or be studying towards a relevant
qualification at some level.
We encourage all staff to being studying towards a
qualification, and if you study through our RTO, we contribute towards the cost of whatever
course you choose. For mor information about our RTO, click here.
What does Qualified mean?
Generally, "Qualified" includes anyone who currently holds, or
is presently studying a relevant qualification.
In some circumstances you actually have to have the
qualification already, but in most cases as long as you're
actively working towards it, that's enough. For more information,
speak to a member of our Recruitment Team.
There is a long list of relevant qualfications on the ACECQA
website, and they differ from one state to another. Generally,
relevant qualifications include 2 year (or more) courses in
education, child care, sport and recreation, psychology, and
some other fields.
For more information about whether your existing qualification
or the course you are currently studying qualifies you, can
visit the ACECQA website. Be aware that there are some tricky
exemptions which apply, so just because your course or
qualification isn't listed does NOT necessarily mean it's not
counted. To visit the relevant part of the ACECQA website, click here.
To be sure whether or not your course or qualification counts,
contact our Recruitment Team.
Firstly, if you don't have these, don't worry!
As a Registered Training Organisaion, we will help you get
them as part of our Recruitment Process.
Camp Australia offers appropriate First Aid courses at a
discounted rate for staff, if you choose to do this course through
us, but you can also do the course through any one of a large
number of other providers too if you prefer.
What we need is for all staff to gain certificates in:
- First Aid (Level 2)
- Anaphylaxis Management
From 2013, you'll also need to have a certificate in Asthma