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 State College of Victoria Associate Diploma of Arts (Child Care) Any date before 1 January 2012 National Australia
Diploma University of Melbourne Associate Diploma of Child Care Any date before 1 January 2012 National Australia

Also known as 'Associate Diploma in Child Care'. University of Melbourne was formerly known by a different name: Institute of Early Childhood Development OR Kindergarten Training College OR Melbourne College of Advanced Education OR Melbourne Kindergarten Teachers' College OR State College of Victoria

Diploma Colleges of Advanced Education Associate Diploma of Child Care Any date before 1 January 2012 National Australia
Diploma Brisbane Kindergarten Teachers' College Associate Diploma of Child Care Any date before 1 January 2012 National Australia
Diploma Institute of TAFE Tasmania Associate Diploma of Child Care Any date before 1 January 2012 National Australia

Also known as 'Associate Diploma in Child Care'.

Diploma Alice Springs (Centralian) Institute of TAFE Diploma of Education (Child Care) Any date before 1 January 2017 National Australia

Alice Springs (Centralian) Institute of Technical and Further Education was formerly known by a different name: Alice Springs Community College

Diploma Charles Darwin University Diploma of Education (Child Care) Any date before 1 January 2017 National Australia

Charles Darwin University was formerly known by a different name: Northern Territory University

Diploma The Nanny School and College of Early Childhood Studies Associate Diploma of Child Care and Education Any date before 1 January 2012 National Australia Also known as 'Associate Diploma in Child Care and Education'.
Diploma Institute of TAFE Tasmania Associate Diploma of Child Care Studies Any date before 1 January 2012 National Australia
Diploma Charles Darwin University Associate Diploma of Child Care Studies Any date before 1 January 2012 National Australia

Also known as 'Associate Diploma in Child Care Studies'. Charles Darwin University was formerly known by a different name: Northern Territory University