Review of NQF Staffing and Qualification Regulations

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About this review

The children’s education and care sector has made significant progress since the introduction of the NQF, thanks to the efforts of hundreds of thousands of service providers, educational leaders, educators and ECT's. Demand for high quality children’s education and care is stronger than ever and continues to grow. However, as we enter the second decade of the NQF, we are experiencing issues attracting and retaining highly qualified and experienced educators and ECTs.

One of the 21 actions within Shaping Our Future commits to a comprehensive review of the current NQF staffing and qualification regulations to improve consistency, support quality, and reduce complexity. ACECQA has been commissioned to undertake this work on behalf of all governments.

Get involved, share your thoughts

Review of NQF Staffing and Qualifications Regulations Public consultation

Throughout May, June and July we want to hear your perspectives on how the NQF staffing and qualification regulations could be improved.

Read the Public Consultation Document to find out more about the regulations being considered as part of this review.

Between 1 May and 4 August 2023, you are encouraged to provide feedback via the online survey.

Between 5 June and 28 July 2023, you can learn more about the goals of the review and discuss the regulations under consideration by attending an online consultation webinar. Register online.

Your feedback is important and will help to inform options for governments to consider at the end of this year.