How we work


ACECQA is an independent national authority, based in Sydney. It is led by CEO Karen Curtis and guided by a 13 member governing Board whose members were nominated by each state and territory and the Commonwealth. Board members serve terms of up to three years.

As the name suggests, one of ACECQA’s many roles is to educate and inform the wider community about the importance of improving outcomes in children’s education and care. We also provide governments, the sector and families with access to the most current research to ensure NQF policy and service delivery is in line with best practice across the country.

ACECQA guides the implementation of the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care nationally and ensures consistency in delivery

ACECQA’s organisational structure

Acecqa Organizational Chart


For more information about ACECQA, including its Board, Executive and governance, see related articles below.