Qualification requirements

The National Quality Framework (NQF) sets out the minimum qualification and educator to child ratio requirements for children’s education and care services.

Acecqa – The Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority

The National Quality Framework (NQF) sets out the minimum qualification and educator to child ratio requirements for children’s education and care services.

To work as part of a family day care service, individuals must meet qualification requirements.

From 1 January 2020, providers of long day care services and preschools/kindergartens will need to have a second early childhood teacher or, alternatively, a ‘suitably qualified person’ in attendance when…

Each state and territory has their own qualification requirements for working with school age children in out of school hours care services (OSHC).

Individuals working at an education and care service, may be required to complete a first aid qualification, anaphylaxis management training and emergency asthma management training.

Individuals ‘actively working towards’ an approved qualification may be counted towards qualification requirements.

In September 2013, ACECQA determined that a person who holds ALL of the following will be recognised as equivalent to an early childhood teacher: a primary teaching qualification that includes…

ACECQA releases data concerning the number of qualification assessment applications received and processed.

From 1 Jan 2018, an educator needs to have completed their ECT qualification to be considered a qualified ECT. However, educators ‘actively working towards’ an approved ECT qualification may still be counted as a Certificate III or Diploma level educator, depending on how much of the approved ECT qualification they have completed.

As an educator, if your education and care qualification is not listed on the approved qualifications list you can apply to ACECQA to have it assessed for equivalence. This will allow you to work in education and care service in Australia.

If your qualification is not listed on the approved qualifications list for educators working with school age children you can apply to ACECQA to have it assessed for equivalence.