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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On 7 July 2021 Education Ministers agreed to a number of amendments to the Education and Care National Regulations (National Regulations) regarding:

  • display of quality ratings
  • transportation of children…

Research & reports

Our sector

16,403 Approved services

15,233 Services rated

85%  Meeting or above national
quality standard

7272 Approved providers

Data as at 31 March 2021.

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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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About excellent rated services


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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