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.
Hints for using General search:
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|
|Diploma||High council of Catholic Education (CONSUDEC)||Teacher of Elementary Education||Any date before 1 January 2012||Queensland||Argentina||This qualification was previously assessed by the Queensland Government as being the equivalent to a Diploma qualification. Individuals seeking to work outside Queensland (or graduated after 1 January 2012) may still be eligible for recognition as a qualified educator if they apply to ACECQA for an assessment of equivalence.|
|Certificate III||Montessori World Education Institute (Aust) Inc.||Advanced Certificate Course (Montessori Education)||Any date before 1 January 2012||National||Australia|
|Diploma||Any Australian registered training organisation or accredited higher education provider||Diploma of Community Services (Child Care)||Any date before 1 January 2017||National||Australia||
Also known as 'Diploma in Community Services (Child Care)'.
|Diploma||Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education||Advanced Diploma of Education (Early Childhood)||Any date before 1 January 2012||National||Australia|
|Diploma||Montessori World Education Institute (Aust) Inc.||Advanced Diploma of Montessori Studies||Any date before 1 January 2012||National||Australia|
|Diploma||Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education||Advanced Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood)||Any date before 1 January 2012||National||Australia|
|Diploma||Australian Catholic University||Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education||Any date before 1 January 2017||National||Australia|
|Diploma||Holmesglen Institute of TAFE||Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education||Any date before 1 January 2017||National||Australia|
|Diploma||Alice Springs (Centralian) Institute of TAFE||Associate Diploma of Education (Child Care Studies)||Any date before 1 January 2012||National||Australia||
Alice Springs (Centralian) Institute of Technical and Further Education was formerly known by a different name: Alice Springs Community College
|Diploma||Institute of TAFE Tasmania||Associate Diploma of Education (Child Care Studies)||Any date before 1 January 2012||National||Australia|