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 University of Southern Queensland Bachelor of Early Childhood Any date if enrolled prior to 1 January 2012 National Australia
ECT Queensland University of Technology Bachelor of Early Childhood ED83 / ED44 Any date if enrolled prior to 1 January 2017 National Australia
ECT University of Southern Queensland Bachelor of Early Childhood BECH Any date if enrolled prior to November 2022 National Australia

ACECQA reassessed and reapproved this qualification on 15 November 2017.

Certificate III Institute of TAFE Tasmania Certificate IV in Children's Services (Home-based Care) Any date before 1 January 2012 National Australia
ECT Deakin University Bachelor of Early Childhood Education E330 / E420 Any date if enrolled prior to May 2018 National Australia

ACECQA reassessed and reapproved this qualification on 14 May 2013.

Diploma Any Australian registered training organisation Diploma of Children's Services CHC50302, 10556ACT Any date before 1 January 2017 National Australia

Known codes for this qualification, but not limited to, include CHC50302 and 10556ACT. Also known as 'Diploma in Children's Services (Centre-based Care)', 'Diploma of Children's Services (0 - 5 Years)'.

ECT La Trobe University Bachelor of Early Childhood Education EBECE Any date if enrolled prior to 1 January 2017 National Australia
ECT Monash University Bachelor of Early Childhood Education 1515 Any date if enrolled prior to 1 January 2017 National Australia
ECT University of South Australia Bachelor of Early Childhood Education MBCE Any date if enrolled prior to 1 January 2017 National Australia
ECT South Australian College of Advanced Education Bachelor of Early Childhood Education Any date if enrolled prior to 1 January 2012 National Australia