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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Commissioned by Education Ministers, and facilitated by ACECQA, national sector stakeholders and all Australian governments have closely collaborated to co-design a new ten-year workforce strategy to help ensure a sustainable…

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Our sector

16,452 Approved services

15,373 Services rated

86%  Meeting or above national
quality standard

7286 Approved providers

Data as at 1 July 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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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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