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Early Years Recognised Qualifications

Published: 27 August 2018
From: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

This list contains all qualifications which have been approved by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA). It also sets out the appropriate level of DCYA approval, for example:

  • meets regulatory requirements
  • eligible for Room Leader - standard capitation
  • eligible for Room Leader - higher capitation

If your qualification is on the list you do not need to apply to DCYA for qualifications recognition.

If your qualification does not appear on the list you may apply to have it assessed for approval.

Early Years Recognised Qualifications

A list of Early Years qualifications recognised for the purposes of meeting the requirements of the Child Care Act 1991 Regulations 2016 and DCYA Childcare Programme Contracts.


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