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 Decision Regulation Impact Statement (DRIS) for the 2019 National Quality Framework (NQF) Review has now been published.

Based on findings from the 2019 NQF Review, Commonwealth, State and…

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Our sector

16,884 Approved services

15,373 Services rated

87%  Meeting or above national
quality standard

7288 Approved providers

Data as at 1 April 2022.

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The Excellent rating

The highest rating a children's education and care service can achieve.

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Daily information updates on approved children's education and care services, providers and certified supervisors. 

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ACECQA Newsletter

Monthly news and information on the National Quality Framework and the education and care sector.

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