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 works with all governments to provide guidance, resources and services to support the sector to improve outcomes for children.

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

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The latest quarterly National Quality Framework Snapshot finds 82% of services are rated Meeting National Quality Standard (NQS) or above – the highest proportion since quality ratings began in 2012…

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Our sector

16,169 Approved services

15,031 Services rated

82%  Meeting or above national
quality standard

7254 Approved providers

Data as at 30 September 2020.

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About Excellent Rated Services

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

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National registers

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

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ACECQA Newsletter

ACECQA’s monthly newsletters highlight the latest news and information on the National Quality Framework and the education and care sector.

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