Educational games

NQS knowledge game

The Quest for Quality is a trivia-style game for educators on the seven quality areas of the National Quality Standard (NQS). It brings a bit of fun into your professional discussions and critical reflection, and tests your knowledge of the NQS.


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Print off (double-sided) your own copy:

A green card with acecqa logo in white in the middle - titled Quality Area 1 - Educational program and practice

The Quest for Quality is a knowledge game on the seven quality areas of the NQS. Quality Area 1 focuses on educational program and practice.

A yellow card with acecqa logo in white in the middle titled Quality Area 2, Children's health and safety

The Quest for Quality is a knowledge game on the seven quality areas of the NQS. Quality Area 2 focuses on children’s health and safety.

A light pink card with acecqa logo in white in the middle, titled Quality Area 3, Physical environment

The Quest for Quality is a knowledge game on the seven quality areas of the NQS. Quality Area 3 focuses on the physical environment.

A light green card with acecqa logo in white in the middle, titled Quality Area 4, Staffing arrangements

The Quest for Quality is a knowledge game on the seven quality areas of the NQS. Quality Area 4 focuses on staffing arrangements.

A orange card with acecqa logo in white in the middle, titled Quality Area 5, Relationships with children

The Quest for Quality is a knowledge game on the seven quality areas of the NQS. Quality Area 5 focuses on relationships with children.

A pink card with acecqa logo in white in the middle, titled Quality Area 6, Collaborative partnerships with families and communities

The Quest for Quality is a knowledge game on the seven quality areas of the NQS. Quality Area 6 focuses on collaborative partnerships with children and families.

A blue card with acecqa logo in white in the middle, titled Quality Area 7, Governance and leadership

The Quest for Quality is a knowledge game on the seven quality areas of the NQS. Quality Area 7 focuses on governance and leadership.

A purple coloured card with an spiral image in white in the middle, titled Wild Card

The Quest for Quality is a knowledge game on the seven quality areas of the NQS. Wild cards include information, activities and questions to support teamwork and collaboration.

A red colour card with acecqa logo in the middle, titled ACECQA Knowledge

The Quest for Quality is a knowledge game on the seven quality areas of the NQS. ACECQA Knowledge cards focus on aspects of the National Quality Framework. 

 

Handbook and game spinner

A blue coloured card with acecqa logo in the middle, titled The quest for quality, a revised NQS knowledge game handbook

This handbook provides instructions for Quest for Quality NQS knowledge game, a trivia-style game designed on the seven quality areas of the National Quality Standard (NQS).

A seven colour spinner featuring the ACECQA logo on top.

This resource is an optional supplement to the Quest for Quality NQS knowledge game, a trivia-style game on the seven quality areas of the National Quality Standard (NQS).


Extension packs

Please note: our Environmentally Responsible extension pack is currently out of stock and will be sent when new stock arrives. The Exceptional Practice, Documentation and Acromyns extension packs are not yet available for sale and not included as part of the costs when selecting the All Extension Packs purchase option.

A red card with acecqa logo in the middle titled FDC

This extension to the Quest for Quality NQS knowledge game has been designed for family day care and includes information, activities and questions.

A light blue card with 3 leaves forming a circle in the middle, titled Environmentally Responsible card blue with leafs in a circle logo design

This extension to the Quest for Quality NQS knowledge game includes information, activities and questions on environmental sustainability.

A light purple card with 3 pieces of puzzle in the middle, titled Inclusion

This extension to the Quest for Quality NQS knowledge game includes information, activities and questions about inclusion and inclusive environments.

A blue card with an icon showing people in blue in the middle, titled The Educational Leader

This extension to the Quest for Quality NQS knowledge game includes information, activities and questions on the role of the educational leader.

A orange card with a clock in white in the middle, titled 24hr movement guidelines

This extension to the Quest for Quality NQS knowledge game includes information, activities and questions on the Australia 24-Hour Movement Guidelines.

The quest for quality thumbnail

This extension to the Quest for Quality NQS knowledge game includes information, activities and questions on documentation. 

A teal coloured card with a silhouette of child with magnifying glass in the middle, titled The preschool / Kindergarten program

This extension to the Quest for Quality NQS knowledge game includes information, activities and questions on a preschool/kindergarten educational program and practice.

ACRONYMS

This extension to the Quest for Quality NQS knowledge game includes information on acronyms we use in children’s education and care.

A green card with acecqa logo in green in the middle, titled OSHC Quality area 1, Educational program and practice

This extension to the Quest for Quality NQS knowledge game includes information, activities and questions specific to outside school hours care

Exceptional practice

This extension to the Quest for Quality NQS knowledge game includes information, activities and questions on the Excellent rating and exceptional practice. 

A white card with exceeding logo in the middle, reading Exceeding National Quality Framework

This extension to the Quest for Quality NQS knowledge game supports engagement with the Exceeding NQS themes.

Components of Quality

This extension to the Quest for Quality NQS knowledge game includes information, activities and questions on the structural and process components of quality.


ACECQA Kahoot!

Kahoot! is a quiz based learning platform that is free and easy to access. ACECQA has developed a series of Kahoot! quizzes designed to be used individually or in teams as a way to test education and care knowledge, reflect on practice and consider development opportunities. Our Kahoot! Quiz Instructions have everything you need to start accessing the quizzes, specially designed by ACECQA for the children’s education and care sector.

Kahoot screen on mobile phone

Instructions with everything you need to start accessing the quizzes, specially designed by ACECQA for the children’s education and care sector.


NQF - Who Does What?

Do you sometimes get stuck with working out who does what under the National Quality Framework? The NQF - Who Does What? card game is a quick interactive activity for education and care staff that has a focus on some of the different roles and functions that ACECQA and the state and territory regulatory authorities have. Why not download the game and see how your team goes playing it, and who knows what!  

a yellow and blue coloured card game with silhouette of ACECQA logo in blue and yellow

This interactive card game for approved providers, service leaders, educators and staff examines the roles and functions of ACECQA and the state and territory regulatory authorities


Exceeding NQS themes activity

Are you looking for a way to reflect on Exceeding National Quality Standard (NQS) practice at your service? The Exceeding NQS themes activity can assist service and educational leaders engage service staff with the three Exceeding NQS themes:

  1. Practice is embedded in service operations
  2. Practice is informed by critical reflection
  3. Practice is shaped by meaningful engagement with families and/or the community.

This activity will assist in determining service strengths where there is evidence of practice that aligns with Exceeding NQS themes, as well as consider opportunities to include in your service’s Quality Improvement Plan (QIP).

Exceeding NQS themes activity

This printable professional development activity for approved providers, service leaders, educators and staff supports your engagement with the three Exceeding NQS themes.