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Accreditation

To further support our learners, ECA offers a multitude of courses that are currently accredited in two jurisdictions: Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) ACT and NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) NSW. The approved courses outline what professional standard each course is linked to and what learning outcomes can be achieved.

View our list of accredited courses below. Once you complete a course on the outlined list, complete the request for logging hours form and we will log the required hours for you through the applicable portal.

A teacher’s completion of any accredited PD course will count towards their NESA or TQI accredited PD requirements. Any course that is not accredited can be used towards, teacher identified activities or elective PD.

If you have completed a course in the last 14 days that has been TQI or NESA approved, complete the applicable online request form with all requested information. This will be evaluated, once approved, will be submitted for accreditation. ECA will use the information supplied to lodge the completion of your professional learning in the relevant state or territory. These will be visible to you within 30 days after we have received the request.

To note: you must provide evidence of completion and log the hours personally prior to ensure the request can be actioned and completed in full within the jurisdiction’s timeframe. Requests can only be logged after the approved accreditation date (these dates are listed next to the course name)

So now, not only can you enjoy the variety of our diverse learning content, extend your own professional learning, but use these hours to support your teacher registration.

Request Form

If you are a registered Early Childhood Teacher, please complete this form to submit your request for logging accredited hours.

You will be required to provide us with your teacher registration number and upload evidence of completion of the accredited course. By completing this request form you are giving ECA permission to share your personal details with a third party, for more information, please read our privacy statement.

What courses are accredited for TQI

The courses that are currently TQI accredited are:

• Documenting and assessing children’s learning (Package). Approved from- 28/1/2022
• Equity and inclusion (Package). Approved from- 28/1/2022
• Early childhood learning environments (Package). Approved from- 28/1/2022
• Music in early childhood (2-part series). Approved from- 28/1/2022
• Participatory Planning―The Floorbooks Approach―Focus on Talking Tubs™. Approved from- 28/1/2022
• Participatory Planning―The Floorbooks Approach. Approved from- 28/01/2022
• Participatory Planning―The Floorbooks Approach (A focus on Floorbooks). Approved from- 28/01/2022
• Play-based learning in early childhood (Package) . Approved from- 28/01/2022
• Service leadership in early childhood (Package). Approved from- 28/01/2022
• Understanding sleep and safe sleep practices in early childhood (3-part series). Approved from- 28/01/2022
• STEAM―Science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (Package). Approved from- 28/01/2022
• eSafety Early Years Program (Package). Approved from- 28/01/2022
• Engaging with digital documentation and technology (3-part series). Approved from- 4/08/2022
• Encountering and interpreting the principles of Reggio Emilia Encounters 1-4 (Series). Approved from- 4/08/2022
• Philosophy leading strategy (3-part series). Approved from- 4/08/2022
• Putting art in place (2-part series). Approved from- 4/08/2022

What courses are accredited for NESA

The course that is currently NESA accredited is:

• A good place to be a child: Creating effective early learning environments. Approved from- 28/07/2022

Once you have completed a course, we are required to upload teacher completion data within 30 days of completing the course. To ensure that we meet NESA’s required timeframe – you as the learner must notify us within 14 days of completion of the course.

How do I request my hours to be submitted by ECA

Please complete the relevant form with all requested information. This will be evaluated and submitted for accreditation. Once approved ECA will use the information supplied to lodge the completion of your professional learning in the relevant state or territory. These will be visible to you within 30 days after we have received the request.

You must provide evidence of completion and log the hours personally prior to ensure the request can be actioned and completed in full within the jurisdiction’s timeframes.

Need to know - key information

1. You must log the hours personally prior to sending a request to ECA to log the accredited hours.
2. You can only put through a request for courses on the approved list-from the date ECA received the accreditation approval.
3. NESA- You are required to upload teacher completion data within 30 days of completing the course. To ensure that we meet this timeframe- you as the learner must notify us within 14 days of completion of course.