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Kindergarten early childhood teacher requirements under QKFS

Qualification requirements for early childhood teachers under the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS) now align with those required under the National Law.

This means that early childhood teachers who meet the qualification requirements under the National Law are eligible to deliver an approved kindergarten program. For full details of what this means to services read the changes to early childhood teacher qualification requirements fact sheet Adobe PDF document251K.

Find out if you meet the National Law requirements:

Assessing teacher qualifications

Services are responsible for assessing their teacher/s' qualifications and ensuring they meet the requirements of the National Law and the QKFS requirements.

Organisations must keep up-to-date copies of these qualifications and (where necessary) Queensland College of Teachers registration documents.

The department no longer issues teacher recognition letters to appropriately qualified teachers.

If a teacher has a previously issued recognition letter from the department, organisations may be assured that teacher is appropriately qualified for the purposes of QKFS.

For advice and support

Kindergarten services: please contact your Central Governing Body.

Long day care services: phone the Kindy hotline on 1800 4 KINDY (1800 454 639) or contact your Regional Office External Link.

More information

Assistance and incentives to obtain or upgrade qualifications.

Become an early childhood teacher External Link

Kindergarten learning programs and professional development External Link

Frequently asked questions about QKFS

National Law qualification changes in 2014

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This page was last reviewed on 11 Feb 2014

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