New regulations available

Changes to the National Quality Framework (NQF) commenced on 1 October 2017 across all states and territories, except Western Australia*.

The updated Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations are now available. Please read the legislation to make sure you maintain compliance.

The National Law and Regulations will update again after 1 February 2018 to reflect changes including the revised National Quality Standard (NQS) commencing in all states and territories, including Western Australia.

These changes follow a review of the National Partnership Agreement on the National Quality Agenda (NQA) for Early Childhood Education and Care that commenced in 2014. 

All Australian governments are committed to supporting the education and care sector to understand the changes. For more information: 

*Key timeframes: Changes to the National Law and Regulations commenced 1 October 2017 in all states and territories, except Western Australia (which will commence by 1 October 2018). A revised NQS will be introduced 1 February 2018 in all states and territories including Western Australia.