ACECQA Annual Reports

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) is pleased to present its Annual Report 2019-2020.  Click on the image below to see the desktop-friendly report.

ACECQA publishes Annual Reports in accordance with section 279 of the Education and Care Services National Law.

Here are some of ACECQA's achievements this year:

  • during the pandemic, supported the continuation of high quality education and care to children in Australia by working rapidly and closely with governments, regulatory authorities, service providers, peak bodies and higher education institutions. This included:
    • assisting families, including essential workers and those with vulnerable children, to find available education and care services in their area by establishing a national 1800 helpline
    • responding to governments’ needs to capture critical data, such as service closures and reductions in service attendance by introducing new National Quality Agenda IT System functionality
    • supporting state and territory regulatory authorities by holding weekly meetings of the Regulatory Practice Committee, a forum for operational decision making, and agreeing time-limited regulatory action  
    • responding to the sector’s needs by delivering new resources on the health and safety of children and educators
    • supporting early childhood teachers graduating in 2020 by modifying supervised professional experience requirements, in line with teacher regulatory authorities
  • reduced red tape for some new educators by becoming the assessing authority for skilled migration visa applications for two occupations – Child Care Centre Manager and Child Care Worker (group leaders only)
  • supported governments, the sector and the community by providing detailed information through ACECQA’s third NQF annual performance report
  • championed quality improvement by commissioning and publishing research, led by Macquarie University, on the characteristics of services that had improved their overall quality rating at reassessment
  •  supported the attraction, retention, sustainability and enhanced professionalisation of early childhood teachers and educators by working with governments and the sector to begin development on a national early childhood workforce strategy.


Annual Report - previous years

Annual Report 2018-19
Annual Report 2017-18
Annual Report 2016-17
Annual Report 2015-16
Annual Report 2014-15
Annual Report 2013-14
Annual Report 2012-13
Annual Report 2011-12