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
ECT Bayside Community College of TAFE Associate Diploma of Education (Child Care) Any date if enrolled prior to 1 January 2012 National Australia
ECT Box Hill Institute Bachelor of Early Childhood (Education and Care) BECEC Any date if enrolled prior to 1 January 2017 National Australia
Diploma University of New England Associate Diploma of Child Studies (2 year exit point) Any date before 1 January 2012 National Australia

Also known as 'Associate Diploma in Child Studies (2 year exit point)'.

Diploma Australian Early Childhood College Associate Diploma of Early Childhood Education Any date before 1 January 2012 National Australia

Also known as 'Associate Diploma in Early Childhood Education'. Australian Early Childhood College was formerly known by a different name: Australian College of Nannies

Diploma Any Australian registered training organisation or accredited higher education provider Associate Diploma of Social Science (Child Care) Any date before 1 January 2012 National Australia

Also known as 'Associate Diploma in Social Science (Child Care)', 'Associate Diploma Social Science Child Care' and 'Associate Diploma in Social Science in Child Care'. 

Diploma Footscray College of TAFE Bachelor of Arts (Early Childhood Education) Any date before 1 January 2017 National Australia
Diploma Any Australian registered training organisation Diploma of Child Care and Education Any date before 1 January 2017 National Australia

Also known as 'Diploma in Child Care and Education'. 

Diploma Charles Darwin University Associate Diploma of Education (Child Care) Any date before 1 January 2012 National Australia

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

Diploma Charles Darwin University Associate Diploma of Education (Child Care) Any date before 1 January 2012 National Australia

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

Diploma Katherine Institute of TAFE Associate Diploma of Education (Child Care) Any date before 1 January 2012 National Australia Also known as 'Associate Diploma in Education (Child Care)'.