Educators must complete an approved qualification to be recognised as an early childhood teacher (ECT) from 1 January 2022.
This is because a number of transitional workforce regulations contained in Education and Care Services National Regulations will expire in Queensland on 31 December 2021.
If you are actively working towards your early childhood teacher qualification, this means that from 1 January 2022, you will need to hold an approved ECT qualification on the ACECQA list to be recognised as an ECT.
qualification checker to ensure your qualification is approved.
The department will continue to work with the sector as we move closer towards 1 January 2022.
Find out more about the
expiring transitional workforce regulations and what it means for Queensland.
Read more about
roles and qualifications in early childhood.