National Quality Framework 2017-2018 changes

Information sheets and other guidance on the 1 October 2017 changes to the NQF and 1 February 2018 changes to the NQS.

 

Information sheet providing key information on transitioning to 2018 NQS.

Information sheet providing key information on transitioning to 2018 NQS.


New guidance on determining Exceeding NQS for Standards from 1 Feb 2018

Explains determining the Exceeding NQS rating, clarifying the difference with Meeting NQS


2018 NQS and other changes

Summary of key changes to the NQS from 1 February 2018


Changes to the NQF - summary of all decisions

Summary table of the proposal and final decisions relating to NQF changes


2018 National Quality Standard (A4 Poster)

Components of the revised NQS from 1 February 2018


Comparison between 2012 and 2018 NQS

Comparison between 2012 and 2018 National Quality Standard


Changes to the Excellent rating eligibility and criteria

Explains the changes to the Excellent rating eligibility and criteria under the revised NQS from 1 February 2018


Responsible person requirements for approved providers from 1 Oct 2017

Explains changes and continuing requirements around responsible persons at a service and the removal of supervisor certificate provisions under the revised NQF.


thumb documenting program

Explains: documentation requirements for all school age services; continuing documentation requirements for school age care services in the ACT, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia; documentation changes applying to…


Key changes to notifications, incidents and complaints from 1 Oct 2017

Summary of key changes to the NQF from 1 October 2017


Guide to the NQF changes table 2018

Summary table of changes to the Guide to the NQF made in October 2018


Other resources

Exceeding NQS Guidance Presentation

This presentation explains what is expected at the Exceeding NQS level, helping approved providers, educators and services strive towards a higher quality level within their own practice.


Changes to the NQF Presentation

This presentation explains the changes to the National Quality Framework agreed by the Australian, state, and territory education Ministers. 


 

NQF The story so far infographic

'The story so far' infographic reflects on the journey of the National Quality Framework.
 



Videos on the changes to the National Quality Framework

NQF Series - Changes to the National Quality Framework

Rhonda Livingstone, ACECQA’s National Education Leader, was interviewed about the changes to the National Quality Framework and discusses the background to the changes, the key changes as well as some of the support materials available to support the children’s education and care sector.

NQF Series - Changes to Exceeding National Quality Standard ratings and guidance

Rhonda Livingstone, ACECQA’s National Education Leader, was interviewed about the changes to the rating of, and guidance for, the Exceeding National Quality Standard rating. Rhonda discusses the background to the change, new guidance, and unpacking the three Exceeding NQS themes.

Changes to the NQF - ECA webcast

ACECQA’s National Education Leader, Rhonda Livingstone presents an overview of key changes to the National Quality Framework (NQF).

NQF Journey so far

A brief look at the journey so far which led to the changes to the National Quality Framework on 1 October 2017.

Introduction to the NQF changes

ACECQA’s National Education Leader, Rhonda Livingstone provides an overview of the background to and key aspects of the changes to the National Quality Framework and the National Quality Standard.

Additional guidance

Services must have policies and procedures about children's sleep and rest in place.

Aditional guidance on reporting requirements for education and care services.

Approved providers are required to notify the regulatory authority about incidents, complaints and changes to information.