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:
- Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF)
Approved learning framework under the NQF for young children from birth to five years of age.
- My Time, Our Place: Framework for School Age Care in Australia
Approved learning framework under the NQF for school age children.
Other state and territory frameworks
There are also the following approved learning frameworks specific to Victoria:
Update of national approved learning frameworks
Education Council has 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 – on behalf of all governments – to deliver the update.
The terms of reference and milestones for the update process are available on Education Council’s website, with stakeholder feedback and engagement commencing from May 2021.