The Education and Care Services National Law (National Law) and Education and Care Services National Regulations (National Regulations) set out the qualification requirements for educators working in approved education and care.
The national regulations also contain qualification requirements for:
- first aid, including CPR
- emergency asthma management
- anaphylaxis management.
Additionally, an employer may require educators to hold specific qualifications or certifications mandated by their organisation.
The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) is responsible for publishing and determining relevant qualifications including assessments of foreign qualification for equivalence to approved qualifications.
Visit the ACECQA website to view the list of approved qualifications and find out more about the assessment of equivalence of qualifications.
Educators and volunteers must undertake Responding to Abuse And Neglect - education and care (RAN-EC) training and a relevant history screening.
Quality Reform team
Phone: 8207 2457
Email: DECD.NQFEnquiries [at] sa.gov.au