- National Quality Framework
- Guide to the NQF
- Section 3: National Quality Standard and Assessment and Rating
- Quality Area 7: Governance and leadership
- Standard 7.1: Governance
- Element 7.1.3: Roles and responsibilities
Element 7.1.3: Roles and responsibilities
National Law and National Regulations underpinning Element 7.1.3
Section 51(2) Conditions on service approval (FDC co-ordinators)
Section 163 Offence relating to appointment or engagement of family day care
Section 164A Offence relating to the education and care of children by family day care service
Section 174A Family day care educator to notify certain information to approved provider
What Element 7.1.3 aims to achieve
Each individual who begins work at the service should have a clear understanding of their role, responsibilities and the expectations for their performance. They should be encouraged to engage with the philosophy and context that underpin the operation of the service as early as possible. A comprehensive induction process plays a critical role in creating and maintaining a positive and professional culture.
Services should foster a clear and open understanding of the staffing structure and responsibilities of all staff. This supports effective decision-making and efficient service operation.
Assessment guide for meeting Element 7.1.3 (for all services)
Roles and responsibilities
Assessors are unlikely to observe practice in relation to this element during a site visit.
Assessors may discuss:
- how responsibilities and expectations are communicated to all staff members
- educators’ understanding of:
- the National Law and National Regulations
- the National Quality Standard
- the Early Years Learning Framework and/or the Framework for School Age Care or any other approved learning framework implemented at the service
- the service’s statement of philosophy
- the service’s particular code of conduct and any code of ethics used to inform and evaluate practice (for example Early Childhood Australia’s Code of Ethics)
- with any new staff members, their level of understanding of the philosophy of the service and the context in which it operates
- with staff members their experience of, and satisfaction with, the service’s induction process
- induction processes for all educators and staff, including relief educators
Assessors may sight:
- the service’s documented induction procedure
- information provided to all staff members about the service and their role, such as position descriptions.