Qualifications for family day care services

Family day care educators

All family day care educators must hold or be ‘actively working towards’ at least an approved certificate III level education and care qualification.
In South Australia, a family day care educator must hold at least an approved certificate III level education and care qualification.

Family day care coordinators

All family day care coordinators must hold an approved diploma level education and care qualification.

Family day care coordinators (Queensland)

The below information is relevant only for family day care coordinators in Queensland.

You are taken to hold an approved diploma level education and care qualification in Queensland if you held a qualification before 1 January 2012 that is published on the list of former approved qualifications for family day care coordinators.

Check if your qualification is on the list:  
• Former approved qualifications for Family day care coordinators (in Queensland only)

Check if your qualification is recognised

Search the list of approved qualifications or use our qualifications checker to see if you are qualified to work in an early childhood education and care service in Australia.