Approved learning frameworks

Under the National Law and Regulations, services are required to base their educational program on an approved learning framework. This should focus on addressing the developmental needs, interests and experiences of each child, while taking into account individual differences.

National approved learning frameworks

There are two nationally approved learning frameworks which outline practices that support and promote children’s learning:

Other state and territory frameworks

There are also the following approved learning frameworks specific to Victoria: 

Update of national approved learning frameworks

Education Ministers have commissioned an update of the two national approved learning frameworks.

As they have now been in use for close to a decade, the purpose of this update is to ensure they continue to reflect contemporary developments in practice and knowledge, while supporting all educators to best meet the learning and development needs of each child.

A national consortium led by a partnership between Macquarie University, Queensland University of Technology and Edith Cowan University has been engaged by ACECQA to deliver the 2021 National Quality Framework (NQF) Approved Learning Frameworks (ALFs) Update project.

Find out more about the update and take part in the second round of consultation by reading the Discussion Paper, completing a survey, or making a written submission on the Approved Learning Frameworks Update webpage.