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 Institute of TAFE Tasmania Associate Diploma of Applied Science (Child Care Studies) Any date before 1 January 2012 National Australia

Also known as 'Associate Diploma in Applied Science (Child Care Studies)'

Diploma Institute of TAFE Tasmania Associate Diploma of Health Science (Child Care) Any date before 1 January 2012 National Australia
Diploma Canberra Institute of Technology Associate Diploma of Social Science (Child Studies) Any date before 1 January 2017 National Australia

Canberra Institute of Technology was formerly known by a different name: ACT Institute of Technical and Further Education

Diploma Canberra Institute of Technology Associate Diploma of Social Science in Child Care Any date before 1 January 2012 National Australia

Canberra Institute of Technology was formerly known by a different name: ACT Institute of Technical and Further Education

ECT James Cook University Bachelor of Education Professional Development (Early Childhood Education Major) 38110 - BEP-ECE1 / BEP-ECE2 Any date if enrolled prior to 1 January 2017 National Australia
ECT Griffith University Bachelor of Arts (3 year exit point from Bachelor of Education-Primary with early childhood specialisation) Any date if enrolled prior to 1 January 2012 National Australia
ECT Edith Cowan University Bachelor of Arts (Childhood and Family Education) Any date if enrolled prior to 1 January 2012 National Australia

Edith Cowan University was formerly known by a different name: Western Australian College of Advanced Education OR Churchlands Teachers College OR Churchlands College OR Claremont Teachers College OR Graylands Teachers College

ECT Victoria University Bachelor of Arts (Early Childhood Education) Any date if enrolled prior to 1 January 2012 National Australia Victoria University was formerly known by a different name: Victoria University of Technology OR Prahan College of Technical and Further Education
ECT Western Australian Institute of Technology Bachelor of Arts (Early Childhood Education) Any date if enrolled prior to 1 January 2012 National Australia The Western Australian Institute of Technology (WAIT) became Curtin University in 1987.
ECT Edith Cowan University Bachelor of Arts (Early Childhood Education) Any date if enrolled prior to 1 January 2012 National Australia

Also known as Bachelor of Arts (Education) with specialisation in Early Childhood Education, or Bachelor of Arts in Education (Early Childhood Education). Edith Cowan University was formerly known by a different name: Western Australian College of Advanced Education OR Churchlands Teachers College OR Churchlands College OR Claremont Teachers College OR Graylands Teachers College