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

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.
 


 

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.