NQF approved qualifications list

You can find a list of approved and former approved early childhood teaching, diploma and certificate III level qualifications on this page. The list also includes approved first aid, emergency asthma and anaphylaxis qualifications.

See the list of qualifications for working with school age children (e.g. outside school hours care).

Read more about the qualification requirements and the differences between approved and former approved qualifications.

Using the list

To search a specific group of qualifications, for example, former approved diploma level qualifications, you can use the 'Qualifications list' filter.

Hovering over the names of the column headers in the below list brings up more information about that column.

If you are an educator with a qualification that does not appear on the below list, you can apply to ACECQA for individual recognition.

If you are a provider (e.g. university, VET provider) wanting to add a qualification to the below list, you can apply to ACECQA for this as well.

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When searching for multiple words, using a comma to separate the words (e.g. Early, Learning) will return any matches where either Early or Learning appear.

When searching for a phrase, typing in the words (e.g. Early Learning) will return any matches where the exact phrase appears.

PLEASE NOTE: this list is subject to change

Qualification Level Awarding Institution Qualification Name Qualification Code Date Awarded Where Qualification is approved Awarding Institution Country Important Information
Anaphylaxis Management only Any Australian registered training organisation Course in Anaphylaxis Awareness 10313NAT / 21827VIC Any date National Australia

ACECQA assessed and approved this program on 17 December 2012. This qualification only satisfies the requirements for anaphylaxis management training. As stated on www.training.gov.au, currency period ended on 31 October 2012.

Emergency Asthma only Any Australian registered training organisation Course in Emergency Asthma Management 21886VIC / 10392NAT Any date National Australia

ACECQA assessed and approved this program on 23 October 2013. 

First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis Any Australian registered training organisation Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting HLTAID004 Any date National Australia
Certificate III Any Australian registered training organisation Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30113 Any date National Australia
Certificate III Any Australian registered training organisation Certificate III in Education Support CHC30213 Any date National Australia

This qualification is most suitable for use in early childhood education and care settings that are delivered on school sites (e.g. pre-school/kindergartens).

Certificate III Any Australian registered training organisation Certificate IV in Education Support CHC40213 Any date National Australia

This qualification is most suitable for use in early childhood education and care settings that are delivered on school sites (e.g. pre-school/kindergartens).

Diploma Any Australian registered training organisation or accredited higher education provider Child Care Certificate Course Any date National Australia

Also known as 'Child Care Certificate Course No.1959'.

Diploma Any Australian registered training organisation Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113 Any date National Australia
Diploma Any Australian registered training organisation Diploma of Education Support CHC51308 Any date National Australia
ECT Various Teacher accreditation with the NSW Institute of Teachers AND a primary teaching qualification AND an approved education and care diploma or higher qualification published on ACECQA's qualification lists Any date National Australia

Teacher accreditation is under the Institute of Teachers Act 2004 (NSW) - A primary teaching qualification must at least include a focus on children aged 5 to 8 years old (e.g. qualification with focus on children aged 3 to 8 or 5 to 12). Qualifications that are specifically for middle and secondary school aged children are not acceptable. - Primary teachers registered with the New Zealand Teachers Council must seek mutual recognition with the relevant state and territory registration authority to be eligible to be an early childhood teacher in Australia.