Approved Learning Frameworks

Under the National Law and National Regulations, services are required to base their educational program on an approved learning framework. This should focus on addressing the developmental needs, interests and experiences of each child, while taking into account individual differences.

The educational program should contribute to the following outcomes:

  • children have a strong sense of identity
  • children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • children are confident and involved learners
  • children are effective communicators

There are two nationally approved learning frameworks which outline practices that support and promote children’s learning:

Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia My Time, Our Place: Framework for School Age Care in Australia 
Belonging Being BecomingMy Time Our Place
Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)Framework for School Age Care

There are also jurisdiction-specific approved learning frameworks: