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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…

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…