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 Box Hill Institute Bachelor of Early Childhood (Education and Care) BECEC Any date if enrolled prior to 1 January 2017 National Australia
ECT Holmesglen Institute of TAFE Bachelor of Early Childhood Education Any date if enrolled prior to 1 January 2017 National Australia
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 Victoria University Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood / Primary) ABEC Any date if enrolled prior to 1 January 2017 National Australia
ECT Griffith University Bachelor of Child and Family Studies 1095 Any date if enrolled prior to 1 January 2017 National Australia

Transcript must show individual completed the Early Childhood Education and Care specialisation stream.

ECT Griffith University Bachelor of Child and Family Studies / Bachelor of Education 1244 Any date if enrolled prior to 1 January 2017 National Australia

Transcript must show individual completed the Early Childhood Education and Care specialisation stream.

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.

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.

ECT La Trobe University Bachelor of Early Childhood Education EBECE Any date if enrolled prior to 1 January 2017 National Australia