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


In line with Action FA5-2 of Shaping Our Future, the ACECQA Board has completed a review of its requirements for early childhood teaching programs under the NQF.

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Our sector

17,651 Approved services

15,972 Services rated

90% Meeting or above national
quality standard

7200 Approved providers

Data as at 1 April 2024.

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The highest rating a children's education and care service can achieve.

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Daily information updates on approved children's education and care services, providers and certified supervisors. 

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