Authorised officer qualifications
Authorised officers are employed by state and territory regulatory authorities who determine the skills, experience and qualification requirements necessary for their employment.
ACECQA can determine the qualification requirements for authorised officers under the Education and Care Services National Law (Section 225(1)(o) and Section 195(5)).
The current requirements are outlined in the ACECQA Board Position on Authorised Officer Qualifications. State and territory regulatory authorities will also have their own criteria for engagement of authorised officers.
The qualification requirements for authorised officers were due for review in 2014. However, the ACECQA Board has agreed to postpone this review until the outcomes of the 2013 Workforce Review and the 2014 COAG Review of the National Partnership Agreement on Early Childhood Education and Care are finalised and consultation has occurred. The ACECQA Board will then establish qualification targets for 1 January 2020.