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StartingBlocks.gov.au - Your first step into early childhood education & care - provides families with information about quality education and care. It’s a great starting point to: learn about children's…

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) today released its 26th NQF Snapshot report , summarising quality rating results for education and care services operating under the National…

On 28 June 2019, Education Ministers agreed to extend a number of transitional workforce provisions to address the ongoing challenges faced by the children’s education and care sector in building…

We want to hear from educators and in particular teachers to understand more about the workforce in our sector, including how you find and use information and resources about the…

In June 2019 the ACECQA Board decided to extend an existing transitional measure that recognises primary trained teachers who have completed an approved early childhood diploma as ‘equivalent early childhood…

ACECQA wants to hear about families’ experiences choosing an education and care service for their child, and information they used to make their decisions. This survey is open to current…

The National Quality Framework (NQF) provides a national approach to the regulation of the quality of education and care services across Australia. It’s been five years since the last review…

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) today released its 25th NQF Snapshot report, summarising quality rating results for education and care services operating under the National Quality…

The Australian Government recently released its Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow package , in response to the recommendations of the independent review of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET)…

ACECQA, in response to sector feedback, has developed a service Self-assessment Tool to support approved providers, service leaders and educators assess the quality of their education and care service’s practices,…

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…