National Quality Framework changes in Western Australia

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 from the National Law – as of 1 October 2018 Supervisor’s Certificates will no longer be required.
  • Changes to Family Day Care including:
    • the introduction of prescribed co-ordinator/educator ratios
    • educator caps included on service approval
    • approval of family day care venues by the Education and Care Regulatory Unit
    • requirements for family day care educators to notify the Approved Provider of changes in circumstances at the educator’s residence and serious incidents.
  • Requirement for services to have sleep and rest policies.
  • Requirement for the notification of actual or alleged physical or sexual abuse of a child whilst being educated or cared for by a service. 

The revised National Quality Standard was introduced in Western Australia on 1 February 2018 along with the rest of Australia, and will not change on 1 October 2018.

There is no change to the educator/child ratio in Out of School Hours Care in Western Australia.

For more detailed information, providers and services should contact their regulatory authority