Certificate III level education and care qualifications

Under the National Quality Framework, a person is a certificate III qualified educator if they:

  • hold an approved certificate III qualification
  • hold a former approved certificate III level qualification completed before 1 January 2012.


Checking your qualification

To see if you are qualified to work in a centre-based education and care service with children preschool age and under (e.g. preschool, kindergarten, long day care).


If you are ‘actively working towards’ your approved certificate III level qualification, you may be counted as a certificate III level educator.