ACECQA Board extends recognition as an equivalent early childhood teacher

In September 2016, the ACECQA Board agreed to extend a transitional measure that will allow educators to be recognised as equivalent to an early childhood teacher until the end of 2019.

The ACECQA Board agreed that a person who holds all of the following will be recognised:

  • a primary teaching qualification that includes at least a focus on children aged 5 to 8 years old (e.g. a qualification with a focus on children aged 3 to 8 or 5 to 12)
  • current teacher registration in Australia (called ‘accreditation’ in New South Wales)
  • an ACECQA approved diploma level (or higher) education and care qualification.

After the end of 2019, this transitional measure will cease, however educators who had obtained this combination of qualifications prior to the end of 2019 will continue to be recognised under this provision.

Read more about the Board’s decision and what this means to educators.