Administrative burden for services decreasing over time

Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Education and care services have reported a significant decline in perceptions of overall burden associated with the administrative requirements of the National Law and Regulations.

The findings are part of ACECQA’s Report on National Quality Framework and Regulatory Burden – Wave III, the third in a longitudinal study investigating perceptions of administrative burden among service providers. 

Other findings show:

  • consistently high levels of support for the National Quality Framework (NQF)
  • administrative requirements of the National Law and Regulations are simpler than previous licensing and accreditation systems
  • perceived burden associated with the quality assessment and rating visits has increased.

In partnership with regulatory authorities ACECQA will continue to reinforce that the focus of quality assessment is not how much documentation a service has, but how it is used to inform planning to extend children’s thinking and learning.

ACECQA’s national workshops, sector communications and guidance materials also clarify requirements of the NQF and aim to reduce administrative burden.

Read the full report here.

Last updated on Wednesday 16 December, 2015