Information sheets

ACECQA has developed various resources to support providers and educators to understand the National Quality Framework.

Acecqa – The Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority

On this page you will find information sheets on the following:
•    General topics 
•    National Quality Standard 
•    Changes to the National Quality Framework
•    Family day care 

Download sample forms and templates including a Quality Improvement Plan template

General topics

Top 10 ACECQA resources and roles
Nominated supervisor
The story so far infographic

National Quality Framework - The story so far

National Quality Standard

Printable posters

2018 NQS A3 poster
2018 NQS A4 poster
2018 NQS A5 poster

Published April 2017

 

 


 

Changes to the National Quality Framework

Information sheets released to explain the changes to the NQF

Transitioning to the 2018 National Quality Standard - Published on 14 September 2017
New guidance on determining Exceeding NQS for standards - Published 07 September 2017
2018 NQS and other changes - Published 30 August 2017
Changes to the NQF – summary of all decisions - Published February 2017
2018 NQS A4 Poster - Published April 2017
Comparison between 2012 and 2018 NQS - Published April 2017
Changes to the Excellent rating eligibility and criteria - Published November 2017
Responsible person requirements for approved providers - Published 30 August 2017
Key changes to notifications, incidents and complaints - Revised 19 September 2017

Related articles

•    Notification types and timeframes - Revised 04 October 2017
•    Reporting requirements about children - Published 28 August 2017

Documenting programs for school age children - Published 17 August 2017
Requirements for family day care providers - Revised 18 September 2017
Requirements for family day care educators - Published 17 August 2017

 Additional guidance

Safe sleep and rest practices - Published 17 August 2017
Exceeding NQS Guidance Presentation - Published 30 August 2017
Changes to the NQF Presentation - Published April 2017


Quality areas

Quality Area 1-Developing a culture of learning through reflective practice
Quality Area 1-Supporting agency: Involving children in decision making
Quality Area 1-Be part of reconciliation
Quality Area 2-Toileting and nappy changing principles and practice
Quality Area 2- Active Supervision: Ensuring safety and promoting learning
Quality Area 3-Keeping pets in education and care services
Quality Area 3-The environment as the third teacher
Quality Area 4-Belonging, being and becoming for educators
Quality Area 5-Relationships with children
Quality Area 5-Supporting children to manage their own behaviour
Quality Area 6-Building partnerships with families
Quality Area 7-Educational leadership and team building
Quality Area 7-Using complaints to support continuous improvement

Assessment and rating 

Reviewing your Quality Improvement Plan
Guidelines for documenting children's learning


Family Day Care

Guidance material for family day care providers, nominated supervisors, coordinators and educators to support the sector to understand their legislative responsibilities and the provision of high quality education and care across the family day care sector.

Compliance Guides

These guides draw on the National Law and Regulations current as at 1 October 2017 and that apply to all states and territories except for WA. (See below for guidance materials for WA.)

Compliance guide for family day care educators.

Family Day Care Nominated Supervisor Compliance responsibilities guide cover

Compliance guide for family day care nominated supervisors.

Family Day Care Approved Provider Compliance responsibilities guide cover

Compliance guide for family day care providers.

WA Guidance Material

Information sheet for Western Australia on assessment of residences and venues in family day care services.

Information sheet for Western Australia on assessment of residences and venues in family day care services.

Information Sheet for Western Australia on record keeping in family day care services.

Information Sheet for Western Australia on record keeping in family day care services.

Compliance guide for family day care educators in WA only.

Compliance guide for family day care educators in WA only.

Compliance guide for family day care nominated supervisors in WA only.

Compliance guide for family day care nominated supervisors in WA only.

Compliance guide for family day care providers in WA only.

Compliance guide for family day care providers in WA only.