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Report finds significant improvements in early childhood education and care

Thursday 11 January, 2018

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) today released its inaugural Annual Performance Report detailing the performance of the National Quality Framework (NQF) across the early childhood education and care sector over the past five years.

Amendments to National Regulations

Friday 22 December, 2017

Education Ministers have agreed to amendments to the National Regulations.

ACECQA’s 2016-17 Annual Report published

Wednesday 29 November, 2017

ACECQA’s 2016-17 Annual Report has been published in accordance with the Education and Care Services National Law.

Three quarters of education and care services rated ‘Meeting National Quality Standard’ or above

Thursday 9 November, 2017

ACECQA today announced that 93% of all children’s education and care services approved under the National Quality Framework have received a quality rating, with 75% rated at ‘Meeting National Quality Standard’ (NQS) or above (as at 30 September 2017).

Extension of transitional provisions for staffing arrangements

Wednesday 8 November, 2017

The Education Council recently agreed to extend several transitional provisions in the National Regulations primarily relating to staffing and qualifications arrangements in the children’s education and care sector.

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. 

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