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
Certificate III Institute for Higher Education Prince Felipe Title of Specialist Technician in Infant Education Any date before 1 January 2012 Queensland Spain This qualification was previously assessed by the Queensland Government as being the equivalent to a Certificate III 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.
Diploma Any UK accredited training organisations SQA Level 3 SVQ in Early Years Care and Education G45V 23 Any date before 1 January 2012 Queensland United Kingdom 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.
Diploma Orebo College University Certificate in Nursery and Infant Education Any date before 1 January 2012 Queensland Sweden 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.
Diploma Secondary Pedagogical School, Litomerice Vysvedceni O Maturitni Zkousce (Pre-Primary Education) Any date before 1 January 2012 Queensland Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic) 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 Wellington Nannies College Wellington Nannies College Certificate PC1602 Any date before 1 January 2012 Queensland New Zealand This qualification was previously assessed by the Queensland Government as being the equivalent to a Certificate III 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 Wellington Nannies College Wellington Nannies College Certificate in Early Childhood Education PC9083 Any date before 1 January 2012 Queensland New Zealand This qualification may also be awarded by New Zealand Career College Ltd (acquired Wellington Nannies College). This qualification was previously assessed by the Queensland Government as being the equivalent to a Cerficate III 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.
FDC coordinator (Qld) Any training organisation or accredited higher education provider (click for examples) Any 2 year or higher (fulltime equivalent) behavioural science qualification Any date before 1 January 2012 Queensland N/A Please see the separate list of former approved qualifications for family day care coordinators (in Queensland only) for examples of qualifications in this category: http://www.acecqa.gov.au/Family-day-care-co-ordinator-qualifications-fo…-
FDC coordinator (Qld) Any training organisation or accredited higher education provider (click for examples) Any 2 year or higher (fulltime equivalent) community services qualification Any date before 1 January 2012 Queensland N/A Please see the separate list of former approved qualifications for family day care coordinators (in Queensland only) for examples of qualifications in this category: http://www.acecqa.gov.au/Family-day-care-co-ordinator-qualifications-fo…-
FDC coordinator (Qld) Any training organisation or accredited higher education provider (click for examples) Any 2 year or higher (fulltime equivalent) creative arts, fine arts, drama or music qualification Any date before 1 January 2012 Queensland N/A Please see the separate list of former approved qualifications for family day care coordinators (in Queensland only) for examples of qualifications in this category: http://www.acecqa.gov.au/Family-day-care-co-ordinator-qualifications-fo…-
FDC coordinator (Qld) Any training organisation or accredited higher education provider (click for examples) Any 2 year or higher (fulltime equivalent) early childhood education and care qualification Any date before 1 January 2012 Queensland N/A Please see the separate list of former approved qualifications for family day care coordinators (in Queensland only) for examples of qualifications in this category: http://www.acecqa.gov.au/Family-day-care-co-ordinator-qualifications-fo…-