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Today the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), in collaboration with all governments, released the sixth Annual Performance Report on the National Quality Framework (NQF). The report shows…

The latest quarterly NQF Snapshot shows there are more than 17,000 services approved under the National Quality Framework (NQF) to provide children’s education and care services across Australia. Importantly, 88%…

The National Quality Framework (NQF) provides a national approach to the regulation of the quality of education and care services across Australia, and the 2019 NQF Review process included consultation…

Throughout 2021, Australian governments and sector stakeholders closely collaborated to develop Shaping Our Future, a ten-year strategy (2022–31) to ensure a sustainable, high-quality children’s education and care workforce. In August…

Every child has the right to access, participate and be included in all aspects of community life, including their education and care setting. A key piece of legislation which protects…

The latest quarterly NQF Snapshot finds 88% of services are rated Meeting National Quality Standard (NQS) or above – the highest proportion since quality ratings began in 2012. The report…

ACECQA has published its eighth occasional paper, marking the first decade of the National Quality Framework (NQF) for children’s education and care. The NQF includes the Education and Care Services…

Across July and August, we’re rolling out a digital campaign to communicate and engage with families and communities. The campaign raises awareness of the StartingBlocks.gov.au website and the benefits of…

The Decision Regulation Impact Statement (DRIS) for the 2019 National Quality Framework (NQF) Review has now been published. Based on findings from the 2019 NQF Review, Commonwealth, State and Territory…

All approved providers are encouraged to share their views, experiences and perceptions of the administrative requirements of the National Quality Framework (NQF). The results of the research will be included…