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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From today, the following new regulatory requirements now apply to centre based services that provide regular transportation:

  • Approved providers and nominated supervisors must ensure a staff member or nominated supervisor…

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Our sector

17,094 Approved services

15,588 Services rated

89% Meeting or above national
quality standard

7225 Approved providers

Data as at 1 January 2023.

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The Excellent rating

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

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National registers

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

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ACECQA Newsletter

Monthly news and information on the National Quality Framework and the education and care sector.

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