Diploma level education and care qualifications

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

  • hold an approved diploma level qualification
  • hold a former approved diploma 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.