What does working towards a qualification mean?

Regulation 10 of the Education and Care Services National Regulations defines the meaning of working towards a qualification.  In order to ensure that educators working towards a qualification can continue to be counted in ratios services must regularly review the progress through the appropriate course.

This will entail reviewing evidence from the provider of the course that shows the employee:

  • is enrolled in the course
  • has commenced the course
  • is making satisfactory progress towards completion of the course and
  • is meeting the requirements for maintaining the enrolment.

In the case of working towards a diploma level qualification, the employee must have a certificate III level education and care qualification or have completed 30% of the diploma qualification course.