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Resignation of early childhood teacher?

7 December 2021

Did you know resignation is now included as a reason for the absence of an early childhood teacher (ECT) at an education and care service?

Regulation 135 covers ‘Illness or absence of early childhood teacher or suitably qualified person’, and this now includes resignation.

If your ECT is absent because of short-term illness, leave or resignation, he/she can be replaced by a person with:

  • an approved diploma-level qualification OR
  • a qualification in primary teaching. 

Your ECT may be replaced for a maximum of 60 days in a 12-month period. This expires 31 December 2023.

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