ACECQA has developed various videos to support providers and educators to understand the National Quality Framework.
- Videos on the National Quality Framework
- Videos on the changes to the NQF
- Educational Leadership videos
- eLearning videos for educators and providers
- Videos for families
Find more videos on our YouTube channel.
NQF Series - Documentation
Rhonda Livingstone, ACECQA’s National Education Leader, was interviewed about documentation. Rhonda discusses why we need to document children’s learning, why it is important to share documentation with families and what educators need to consider when documenting.
Exceeding National Quality Standard theme guidance
New guidance in the Guide to the National Quality Framework explains what a service must demonstrate for a standard to be rated Exceeding National Quality Standard (NQS) from 1 February 2018. Professor Jennifer Sumsion from Charles Sturt University and Dr Jennifer Cartmel from Griffith University were among a panel of experts that contributed to the development of the guidance and have come together in this video to discuss how it can be used by educators, providers and assessors, to understand and articulate practice.
Outside school hours care
A recap of key learnings from the ACECQA – National Outside School Hours Services Association quality area 1 workshop for outside school hours care services.
Additional presentation resources
Download Participant workbook
Watch a discussion with Dr Jennifer Cartmel and Professional Jenny Sumsion on My Time, Our Place: Framework for School Age Care and the intention behind documentation as part of the cycle of planning.
Watch a staff critical reflection planning meeting
Why is safe sleeping important?
Services must take reasonable steps to ensure children’s needs for sleep and rest are met, having regard to each child’s age, developmental stages and needs. The approved provider must ensure policies and procedures are in place about sleep and rest practices for children and infants, based on current recommended evidence-based guidelines. ACECQA’s National Education Leader, Rhonda Livingstone, contributed to this safe sleeping resource for Red Nose. Red Nose has a range of resources available to keep education and care services informed about safe sleep and rest practices.
Professional discussion about inclusion
Gaye Ryberg from the Sydney Metro South Inclusion Hub and Susan Franco from Explore and Develop Lilyfield have a professional discussion about the importance of planning for and embedding inclusive practice. They discuss how a Strategic Inclusion Plan (SIP) can link with the Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) and a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
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.
NQF Series - Educational leadership
Rhonda Livingstone, ACECQA’s National Education Leader, was interviewed about educational leadership in children’s education and care services. Rhonda discusses the importance of the role, selecting and support educational leaders, and how educational leaders are an integral part the service and the National Quality Framework.
Critical reflection - Recording and sharing information
Catherine Lee, Director and Nominated Supervisor at The Point Preschool shares her thoughts on critical reflection.
Critical reflection - Evaluation and its challenges
Catherine Lee, Director and Nominated Supervisor at The Point Preschool takes us through the ongoing process of evaluation and the way her team overcomes the challenges.
Leadership in education and care
Laurie Kelly from Mindworks shares some interesting insights into the role of the educational leader.
Role of educational leader
Peta McNellie and Kym Groth from Family Day Care Association Queensland, Evelyn Callaghan and Sarah White from Deakin School for Early Learning, Kylie Brannelly from the Queensland Children's Activity Network.
Documenting and assessing children's learning
National Education Leader Rhonda Livingstone discusses documenting and assessing children’s learning.
Incorporating cultural competence in everyday practice
Discussion on incorporating cultural competence In everyday practice.
Leadership in education and care
Joce Nuttall, Professor at Australian Catholic University, Melbourne and ACECQA Board member discusses leadership in children’s education and care services and how it impacts on the quality areas of the National Quality Standard.
Educational leaders supporting the cycle of planning
Joce Nuttall, Professor at Australian Catholic University, Melbourne and ACECQA Board member considers the way educational leaders support the cycle of planning and take the longer view when thinking about and evaluating programs for children.
New to the Committee of an education and care service
ACECQA’s National Education Leader discusses the important role management committees have and also explores the changes to the National Quality Framework that are important to know as new committee members.
The role and exciting future of educational leaders
ACECQA's National Education Leader, Rhonda Livingstone, presented to the Educational Leaders Western Australia Forum on the role and exciting future of educational leaders.
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Two worksheets referenced during the presentation:
ACECQA National Workshop Webcast with National Education Leader Rhonda Livingstone Quality Area 1: Educational Program and Practice
These resources are presented by ACECQA National Education Leader Rhonda Livingstone to support your quality improvement journey.
An Introduction to Documenting children’s learning and development in children’s education and care services
Why do we need to document and what is the most effective way to document?
Documentation – walking through the relevant requirements
What educators may expect in an assessment and rating visit and tips for improving your service
Starting Blocks has a range of resources that provide parents with information about early childhood education and care.
We have developed a series of videos to help explain the NQF, quality ratings and how services are assessed and rated. Watch them all on our Guide to the NQF playlist on YouTube.