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

In its quarterly Snapshot released today, ACECQA announced that 67 per cent of children’s education and care services previously rated Working Towards National Quality Standard have improved their overall quality rating at…

Research & reports

 Our sector

15,766 Approved services

14,691 Services rated

77% Meeting or above
national quality standard

7410 Approved providers

Data as at 31 March 2018

For more stats view NQF snapshot

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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