So you want to be an Au Pair in Australia?

Prepare for a great Au Pair experience with expert knowledge, advice and practical skills through the Au Pair Essentials online course from Sittertrain

Are you dreaming about life as an Au pair in Australia?

Sun, surf and crystal white sand…

How to be an Au Pair in Australia?

Becoming an Au Pair in Australia can be all this and more but families expect you to come prepared with the skills and knowledge to be a great Au Pair.

There is no formal Au Pair program in Australia but this online Au Pair course is the best preparation to rise above the waves for a great Au Pair experience. Sittertrain will put you in pracitical situations before you leave home to see if life as Au Pair in Australia is really for you.

Watch this to see how to have the best Au Pair experience in Australia

Why should I do an Au Pair course before I come to Australia?

You may have been done some babysitting back home or looked after younger siblings but to have a great Au pair experience in Australia, host families will expect you to know about water safety for kids, how to beat homesickness and understand the cultural differences of children in Australia.

Au Pair Australia Course

Understanding Children

Learn all about: Developmental stages, Age appropriate activities, Behaviour management

Safety out and about

Going out with kids, Sun and heat exposure, Car safety, Water safety, Riding on wheels, Playgrounds and backyards, Farm safety

Basic Childcare

Holding a baby, Nappy changing, Bottle and formula preparation, Food preparation and healthy snacks, Getting dressed, Hygiene, Bath time, Bed time

First Aid and Medical

Serious injury serious illness, Cuts scrapes and bleeding, Head injuries, Fractures, Bumps, bruises and signs of abuse, Burns, Bites and stings, Allergies and asthma, Medication safety, Poisons, Choking

Indoor safety

Become an expert in Indoor safety: Fire safety at home, Pet safety, Natural disasters and emergency response

Just for you

Benefit from detailed information on how to become an au pair, how to handle cultural differences, connect with your host family and new friends, expectations and keeping yourself safe

Will my Au Pair agency in Australia offer me training like this?

Whether you are already signed up with an Au Pair agency for Australia, have registered with an online Au pair agency or plan on finding your own family through a facebook group, this course is for you. 

Sittertrain partners with many agencies to offer our Au Pair online training courses so you should check first if your agency is registered with us and if not they can always join our Au pair agency training program.

Your Au Pair agency should help you with finding the right match for you but the Sittertrain course will put you on the smart track to hit the ground running for a successful Au Pair experience before you even arrive.

There is no better welcome gift than the gift of knowledge.

Many families are happy to invest in you and your time with their family. Why not ask them to buy the perfect welcome gift for your time with them as an Au Pair? 

What Au Pairs are saying about the Au Pair course

Thank you Sitter Train for helping us settle our au pair into life in our family

What a wonderful course! Thank you Sitter Train for helping us settle our au pair into life in our family. We weren’t sure if we could spend the time needed to invest in teaching yet another au pair what to do but you did it for us! All we had to do was show her our timetable and certain things we liked our way!

Vanessa F

Host Mum

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2019-02-05T11:30:46+11:00

Vanessa F

Host Mum

What a wonderful course! Thank you Sitter Train for helping us settle our au pair into life in our family. We weren’t sure if we could spend the time needed to invest in teaching yet another au pair what to do but you did it for us! All we had to do was show her our timetable and certain things we liked our way!

The course made me ready to step right into a family as an AuPair

“I thought all the information was extremely relevant, very easy to understand and concise. It made me ready to step right into a family as an AuPair. I knew what to expect and how to manage if I was homesick”

Terri Bright

AuPair

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2019-02-05T11:33:53+11:00

Terri Bright

AuPair

“I thought all the information was extremely relevant, very easy to understand and concise. It made me ready to step right into a family as an AuPair. I knew what to expect and how to manage if I was homesick”

A lot of work has gone into the site to ensure you are receiving the absolute best advice and training.

I have personally met with the founder of this wonderful resource and can vouch for its credibility, a lot of work has gone into the site to ensure you’re receiving the absolute best advice and training.

Michelle Fiddian

Little Aid, Author of First Year First Aid

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2019-02-05T11:36:44+11:00

Michelle Fiddian

Little Aid, Author of First Year First Aid

I have personally met with the founder of this wonderful resource and can vouch for its credibility, a lot of work has gone into the site to ensure you’re receiving the absolute best advice and training.

Thank you Sittertrain for such a practical fun course. I loved how you put me in real life situations looking after a few kids at a time and unexpected things happen especially in the quizzes. It really helped me prepare for what its actually like being an AuPair.

Marcel

AuPair, France

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2019-02-05T11:40:28+11:00

Marcel

AuPair, France

Thank you Sittertrain for such a practical fun course. I loved how you put me in real life situations looking after a few kids at a time and unexpected things happen especially in the quizzes. It really helped me prepare for what its actually like being an AuPair.

The outdoor safety section of your course will certainly get people thinking about safety


“What a great course! The outdoor safety section of your course will certainly get people thinking about safety and avoiding hazards when outside the house and in unfamiliar rural environments. I would recommend any person considering looking after other people’s children complete your course”

John Lindross

Outdoor Educator, Auscamp

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2019-02-05T11:57:30+11:00

John Lindross

Outdoor Educator, Auscamp

“What a great course! The outdoor safety section of your course will certainly get people thinking about safety and avoiding hazards when outside the house and in unfamiliar rural environments. I would recommend any person considering looking after other people’s children complete your course”

I’m amazed at how practical the content is

I cannot send this email without thanking you and your team for making such an amazing course! To be sincere, I started taking it because I thought a certificate would look good for prospect families, but now I’m going through it, I’m amazed at how practical the content is, how much the quizzes aid my learning, how fun it is to study and how user-friendly the site is. I’m a teacher and programmer myself, so it’s not often that I’m completely happy with how online courses are structured pedagogically and in terms of user experience. In this case, I can safely say that I am! So keep up with the good work and thank you for making this resource available!

Larissa Martins Costa

Teacher

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2019-02-05T11:05:40+11:00

Larissa Martins Costa

Teacher

I cannot send this email without thanking you and your team for making such an amazing course! To be sincere, I started taking it because I thought a certificate would look good for prospect families, but now I’m going through it, I’m amazed at how practical the content is, how much the quizzes aid my learning, how fun it is to study and how user-friendly the site is. I’m a teacher and programmer myself, so it’s not often that I’m completely happy with how online courses are structured pedagogically and in terms of user experience. In this case, I can safely say that I am! So keep up with the good work and thank you for making this resource available!

It’s essential everyone is trained to look after children

It takes a village to raise a child!” Au pairs, babysitters, teachers, parents and all caregivers, play a vital role in bringing up children so it is essential that everyone is trained and prepared for working with children”

Talli Kimelman

Parenting Coach, Author of Make Mine a Mensch

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5.0
2019-02-05T11:07:36+11:00

Talli Kimelman

Parenting Coach, Author of Make Mine a Mensch

It takes a village to raise a child!” Au pairs, babysitters, teachers, parents and all caregivers, play a vital role in bringing up children so it is essential that everyone is trained and prepared for working with children”
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