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.

What we do

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

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News & Events

On 28 June 2019, Education Ministers agreed to extend a number of transitional workforce provisions to address the ongoing challenges faced by the children’s education and care sector in building…

Research & reports

 Our sector

15,902 Approved services

14,897 Services rated

79% Meeting or above
national quality standard

7314 Approved providers

Data as at 31 March 2019

For more stats view NQF snapshot

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 information about approved education and care services, providers and certified supervisors

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ACECQA Newsletter

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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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