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New regulations available

Friday 20 October, 2017

Changes to the National Quality Framework (NQF) commenced on 1 October 2017 across all states and territories, except Western Australia.

Education Council agrees to National Amendment Regulations

Friday 22 September, 2017
On 15 September 2017, the Education Council made the Education and Care Services National Amendment Regulations 2017 (Amendment Regulations).

ACECQA's Occasional Paper 5 on Quality Area 7

Friday 1 September, 2017

ACECQA has published its fifth occasional paper analysing Quality Area 7 – Leadership and service management.

More than 14,000 education and care services quality rated

Thursday 10 August, 2017

As at 30 June 2017, 14,106 children’s education and care services (91 per cent of all services approved to operate under the National Quality Framework) have received a quality rating, with 73 per cent rated at Meeting National Quality Standard (NQS) or above. There have also been almost 2,500 quality rating reassessments.

Removal of paper-based forms from 1 Oct 2017

Friday 4 August, 2017

From 1 October 2017 there will be less paper-based forms for the National Quality Framework. 

Children's education and care service standards on the rise

Thursday 11 May, 2017

As at 31 March 2017, 73% of children’s education and care services are rated at Meeting National Quality Standard (NQS) or above, up from 69% a year ago. 

ACECQA’S Occasional Paper 4

Thursday 20 April, 2017

ACECQA has published its fourth occasional paper, analysing one of the most challenging areas of the National Quality Standard (NQS), Quality Area 3 – Physical environment. The NQS assesses the safety and suitability of the physical environment, as well as whether it offers a rich and diverse range of experiences that promote children’s learning and development.

Guidance materials for family day care sector

Monday 27 February, 2017

New resources are available for family day care educators, providers, nominated supervisors and coordinators.

Ministers agree to changes to the National Quality Framework

Monday 13 February, 2017

The Australian, state and territory education Ministers have agreed to changes to the National Quality Framework, following a review of the National Partnership Agreement on the National Quality Agenda for Early Childhood Education and Care. 

Assessment and rating data show continued quality improvement in children’s education and care sector

Thursday 9 February, 2017

More than 70 per cent of children’s education and care services have been rated at Meeting National Quality Standard (NQS) or above, according to new data released in the latest National Quality Framework Snapshot.


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