We support all governments and the education and care sector to realise the benefits of the National Quality Framework

The Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) works with all governments to provide guidance, resources and services to support the sector to improve outcomes for children.

What we do

Acecqa – The Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority

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News & Events

Starting Blocks – ACECQA’s brand targeted to families – turns three this month.

ACECQA recognised that new parents are often faced with many decisions, and sometimes an overwhelming amount of…

Research & reports

 Our sector

15,628 Approved services

14,687 Services rated

77% Meeting or above
national quality standard

7421 Approved providers

Data as at 31 December 2017

For more stats view NQF snapshot

The Excellent rating is the highest rating an education and care service can achieve


The national registers contains information about approved education and care services, providers and certified supervisors