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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Education Council has decided to introduce new requirements under the National Regulations for approved providers of education and care services that offer, or arrange, transportation of children. The new requirements…

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Our sector

16,107 Approved services

15,045 Services rated

81%  Meeting or above national
quality standard

7258 Approved providers

Data as at 30 June 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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