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In its quarterly Snapshot released today, ACECQA announced that 67 per cent of children’s education and care services previously rated Working Towards National Quality Standard have improved their overall quality…

ACECQA has made a submission to the inquiry about the effect of red tape on childcare in the context of the National Quality Framework (NQF). The submission considers the ‘red…

The Australian Government has released its report on the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools . The report by David Gonski AC and a panel of education and…

Starting Blocks – ACECQA’s brand targeted to families – turns three this month. ACECQA recognised that new parents are often faced with many decisions, and sometimes an overwhelming amount of…

Starting Blocks , ACECQA’s brand targeted to families, is exhibiting at the Pregnancy, Babies & Children's Expo in Adelaide this weekend, 7 and 8 April. The Starting Blocks team will…

ACECQA today announced that 94% of all children’s education and care services approved under the National Quality Framework (NQF) have received a quality rating, with 77% rated at ‘Meeting National…

The 2018 National Quality Standard (NQS) commences today (1 February 2018) across all states and territories, including Western Australia. Services approved under the Education and Care Services National Law will…

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) today released its inaugural Annual Performance Report detailing the performance of the National Quality Framework (NQF) across the early childhood education…

Education Ministers have agreed to amendments to the National Regulations. The amendments give effect to changes to the National Quality Standard that commence on 1 February 2018, and extension of…

ACECQA’s 2016-17 Annual Report has been published in accordance with the Education and Care Services National Law.

ACECQA today announced that 93% of all children’s education and care services approved under the National Quality Framework have received a quality rating, with 75% rated at ‘Meeting National Quality Standard’ (NQS) or above (as at 30 September 2017).

The Education Council recently agreed to extend several transitional provisions in the National Regulations primarily relating to staffing and qualifications arrangements in the children’s education and care sector.

Changes to the National Quality Framework (NQF) commenced on 1 October 2017 across all states and territories, except Western Australia.

On this page you will find resources to help you communicate the changes to the National Quality Framework (from 1 October 2017) and the National Quality Standard (from 1 February…

On 15 September 2017, the Education Council made the Education and Care Services National Amendment Regulations 2017 (Amendment Regulations).

ACECQA has published its

As at 30 June 2017, 14,106 children’s education and care services (91 per cent of all services approved to operate under the National Quality Framework) have received a quality rating, with 73 per cent rated at Meeting National Quality Standard (NQS) or above. There have also been almost 2,500 quality rating reassessments.

From 1 October 2017 there will be less paper-based forms for the National Quality Framework.

As at 31 March 2017, 73% of children’s education and care services are rated at Meeting National Quality Standard (NQS) or above, up from 69% a year ago.

ACECQA has published its fourth occasional paper, analysing one of the most challenging areas of the National Quality Standard (NQS), Quality Area 3 – Physical environment. The NQS assesses the safety and suitability of the physical environment, as well as whether it offers a rich and diverse range of experiences that promote children’s learning and development.