Careers in KindergartenRegional kindergarten associations employ teachers, support staff in kindergartens (including people as teacher aides and in administrative roles), as well as administrative staff in association offices. Most associations advertise teacher vacancies in the Education Gazette or, along with non-teaching vacancies, on their websites. Associations have a mix of full time and part-time positions, and short and long term relieving teaching positions.
Teacher qualification requirements
Training to be a teacher
Non-teaching staff employed by associations are most often covered by an individual employment agreement. The agreement is negotiated directly by the employee and employer. There is a collective employment agreement covering association support staff which is currently available to people employed in specific non-teaching positions, such as administrative roles.
Kindergarten associations like all employers are bound by a range of employment legislation including provisions on holidays, parental leave and health and safety. If you want more information about general entitlements as an employee go to the Department of Labour website.
KASSCA CA 2012-2014 (173 KB)
Support Staff MECA 2008-2010 (122 KB)