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Recognising the important role of the educational leader, and in response to sector feedback, ACECQA has developed and launched The Educational Leader Resource . This resource is a collection of…

Ms Judy Hebblethwaite has commenced her second term as the Chair of the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) Board and welcomed Professor Ann Farrell into her new…

Public consultation for SkillsIQ’s review of the children’s education and care training package has been extended until 29 March 2019 . SkillsIQ’s website has the full details, including the draft…

Almost eight out of 10 (79%) education and care services are Meeting or Exceeding the National Quality Standard (NQS), according to the NQF Snapshot, Q4 2018 released today by the…

ACECQA, in collaboration with all governments, has released its second Annual Performance Report on the National Partnership on the National Quality Agenda for Early Childhood Education and Care. The report…

ACECQA’s 2017-18 Annual Report has been published in accordance with the Education and Care Services National Law. The report details ACECQA’s work during 2017-18, including implementing the changes from the…

ACECQA has released its latest report on families’ understanding of the National Quality Standard (NQS) and the extent to which the quality ratings of education and care services are used…

From 1 January 2020, providers of long day care services and preschools/kindergartens will need to have a second early childhood teacher or, alternatively, a ‘suitably qualified person’ in attendance when…

More than 20,000 quality assessments of children’s education and care services have been undertaken by state and territory regulatory authorities since 2012, with almost 2000 of these using the 2018…

The Guide to the National Quality Framework has been updated and is now available on the ACECQA website . Minor updates reflect changes to the National Law and Regulations in…

Western Australia will implement the remainder of the changes to the National Quality Framework arising from the NQA Review on 1 October 2018. The changes include: Removal of Supervisor’s Certificates…

Starting Blocks , ACECQA’s family-focused brand, is exhibiting at the Essential Baby & Toddler Show in Sydney this month, from 21 to 23 September. The team will be joining a…

In its quarterly Snapshot released today, ACECQA announced that almost eight out of 10 (78%) children’s education and care services with a quality rating have an overall rating of Meeting…

ACECQA has published its sixth occasional paper , which analyses the performance of services reassessed against the 2012 National Quality Standard (NQS) from 2013-2017. As at 31 December 2017, more…

All approved providers of education and care services are again invited to complete an administrative burden perception survey. This is the fifth time ACECQA has run this survey to identify…

The National Regulations exclude certain types of services from the definition of ‘education and care service’ and places them outside the scope of the National Quality Framework (NQF). Budget Based…

All approved providers of education and care services are again invited to complete an administrative burden perception survey. This is the fifth time ACECQA has run this survey to identify…

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…