The National Quality Framework (NQF) operates under an applied law system, comprising the Education and Care Services National Law and the Education and Care Services National Regulations.
The purpose of the applied law system is to set a national standard for children’s education and care across Australia. In effect it means the same law is applied in each state and territory, but with some varied provisions as applicable to the needs of each state or territory.
In this case Victoria passed the Education and Care Service National Law Act 2010 and other jurisdictions adopted that law through an Application Act or passed corresponding legislation.
View the legislation that applies in each state or territory, and if applicable, the corresponding Application Act below:
Information about how the NQF applies in your state or territory is available from your regulatory authority.
Purchase a copy of the legislation in: ACT, NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic, WA.