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Commissioned by Education Ministers, and facilitated by ACECQA, national sector stakeholders and all Australian governments have closely collaborated to co-design a new ten-year workforce strategy to help ensure a sustainable…

On 7 July 2021, Education Ministers agreed to amendments to the Education and Care National Regulations (National Regulations) regarding the transportation of children. Children are sometimes transported, or travel on…

For children’s education and care services operating in multi-storey buildings, there are increased risks when evacuating young children and babies. This is why ACECQA has recently published National Quality Framework…

A national consortium led by a partnership between Macquarie University, Queensland University of Technology and Edith Cowan University was engaged by ACECQA on behalf of all governments to deliver the…

Approved providers must ensure each of their services has a range of policies and procedures to support all educators and other service staff to deliver quality and safe education and…

A national consortium led by a partnership between Macquarie University, Queensland University of Technology and Edith Cowan University was engaged by ACECQA on behalf of all governments earlier in 2021…

In June 2021, the ACECQA Board decided to extend and amend its existing transitional measure that recognises ‘equivalent early childhood teachers’. The Board’s decision to extend and amend the arrangement…

More than 30,000 quality assessments of children’s education and care services have been undertaken by state and territory regulatory authorities since 2012, with more than 10,000 of these undertaken since…

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…