There are three levels of approved education and care qualifications in Australia:
Early childhood teacher
Diploma level educator
Certificate III level educator
Regardless of the qualification level, all educators working within a regulated education and care service are required to have the knowledge, skills and professional practice pertaining to identifying and responding to children and young people at risk.
Additionally, according to the Education and Care Services National Regulations, a nominated supervisor as well as all staff members at the service who work with children must have an awareness of child protection law
Please note: If you are currently engaged in study of the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care you will already complete this unit of competency as part of those programs.