National Law and Regulations

National Law

The National Quality Framework (NQF) operates under an applied law system, comprising the Education and Care Services National Law and the Education and Care Services National Regulations. The NQF applies to most long day care, family day care, outside school hours care and preschools/kindergartens in Australia.

National Regulations

The Education and Care Services National Regulations support the NQF and provide detail on a range of operational requirements for an education and care service.

Approved Learning Frameworks

Under the National Law and National Regulations, approved services are required to base their educational program on an approved learning framework.

Last updated on Thursday 16 February, 2017