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On 7 July 2021 Education Ministers agreed to a number of amendments to the Education and Care National Regulations (National Regulations) regarding: display of quality ratings transportation of children workforce…

Approved providers must ensure their education and care services have policies and procedures covering a range of areas set out in regulations 168 and 169 of the National Regulations. This…

A national consortium led by a partnership between Macquarie University, Queensland University of Technology and Edith Cowan University has been engaged by all governments to deliver the 2021 National Quality…

On 1 October 2020, new requirements commenced relating to transportation of children other than as part of an excursion (regulations 102A-102D; 168(2)(ga)). We have developed a new information sheet 'Safe…

In December 2019, Education Ministers endorsed the development of a new national workforce strategy as a joint partnership between all governments, the children‘s education and care sector, and other key…

To inform the Australian Government’s 2020 review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (DSE), ACECQA coordinated stakeholder consultation on behalf of all governments with providers, peak bodies and other…

Australia’s reputation for high quality children’s education and care continues to grow. ACECQA’s latest quarterly National Quality Framework Snapshot finds the proportion of services rated Meeting National Quality Standard (NQS)…

Ministers want to provide certainty about the transitional workforce provisions in the Education and Care Services National Regulations which are due to expire in some jurisdictions at the end of…

A national consortium led by a partnership between Macquarie University, Queensland University of Technology and Edith Cowan University has been engaged by ACECQA – on behalf of all governments –…

Another round of review consultations is starting now. We’re seeking your feedback on the 2019 National Quality Framework (NQF) Review Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (CRIS). The 2019 NQF Review aims…

Two-thirds of services rated Working Towards the National Quality Standard (NQS) improve their overall quality rating after reassessment, demonstrating the continuous quality improvement occurring in the children’s education and care…

Today the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), in collaboration with all governments, released its fourth Annual Performance Report on the National Quality Framework (NQF) which was recently…

ACECQA has recently released two new addendums to The Educational Leader Resource for family day care (FDC) and outside school hours care (OSHC). ACECQA recognises that there are unique aspects…

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has released a Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (CRIS) exploring and discussing options for streamlining the Early Childhood Education and Care Approval Processes across…

The latest quarterly National Quality Framework Snapshot finds 82% of services are rated Meeting National Quality Standard (NQS) or above – the highest proportion since quality ratings began in 2012…

Education Council has decided to introduce new requirements under the National Regulations for approved providers of education and care services that offer, or arrange, transportation of children. The new requirements…

An updated September 2020 version of the Guide to the National Quality Framework (NQF) is now available and contains includes updated guidance on: the Exceeding National Quality Standard (NQS) rating…

The final stage of the review of the six children’s education and care vocational qualifications is now underway. The revised qualifications are now available for public consultation on the SkillsIQ…

On behalf of all governments, ACECQA is currently seeking the views of providers of early childhood education and care (ECEC) and school age education and care services across Australia. We…

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) today released its 30th NQF Snapshot report, summarising quality rating results for education and care services operating under the National Quality…