National Regulations

The Education and Care Services National Regulations  (National Regulations) support the National Law by providing detail on a range of operational requirements for an education and care service including:

  • the National Quality Standard (schedule 1)
  • application processes for provider approval, service approval and supervisor certificates
  • setting out the rating scale
  • the process for the rating and assessment of services against the National Quality Standard
  • minimum requirements relating to the operation of education and care services organised around each of the seven Quality Areas
  • arrangements to move existing services into the new system
  • fees for a range of transactions.

There have been 2 sets of amendments to the National Regulations since they were introduced:

  • 1 September 2013 in all states and territories except Western Australia where they came into effect on 31 December 2013 - more information
  • 1 June 2014 in all states and territories except Western Australia where they came into effect on 1 December 2014 – more information.

You can purchase hard copies of the regulations from Fuji Xerox by emailing bookshop@fujixerox.com with the following details:

  • contact details
  • postage details
  • legislation name (Education and Care Services National Regulations)
  • number of copies required.  

Download the Western Australian Education and Care Services National Regulations.