The qualification requirements for family day care services changed on 1 January 2014.
To meet the qualification requirements, family day care educators must either:
Find out if educators and coordinators in your service can be considered 'taken to hold' or 'actively working towards' Certificate III and Diploma requirements:
You are taken to hold an approved Certificate III level qualification if, before 1 January 2012, you either:
You are considered to be working towards your Certificate III level qualification if you are enrolled in and studying towards an approved Certificate III level qualification or higher. You will need to prove that your training is successfully progressing at a pace that will enable you to complete the qualification within a timeframe deemed reasonable by the training provider.
You are taken to hold an approved Diploma level qualification if, before 1 January 2012, you either:
Family day care coordinators must hold or be taken to hold an approved Diploma level qualification, and therefore cannot be working towards their qualification.
For further information on the qualification requirements under the National Law, contact the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA):
This page was last reviewed on 29 Jan 2014