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Research paper analyses results for Quality Area 1 of the NQS

Thursday 28 January, 2016

ACECQA’s Occasional Paper provides insights into education and care services’ ratings for Quality Area 1 – Educational Program and Practice.

New educator to child ratios

Monday 4 January, 2016

Improved educator to child ratios started on 1 January 2016 for services in the ACT, NSW, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria. There are no changes in Tasmania and Western Australia where the ratios were already in place.

Administrative burden for services decreasing over time

Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Education and care services have reported a significant decline in perceptions of overall burden associated with the administrative requirements of the National Law and Regulations. The findings are part of ACECQA’s Report on National Quality Framework and Regulatory Burden – Wave III, the third in a longitudinal study investigating perceptions of administrative burden among service providers. 

ACECQA change of address

Monday 14 December, 2015

The ACECQA office has relocated to new premises. Our new location is Level 6, 175 Liverpool St, Sydney NSW 2000. ACECQA’s postal and email addresses, and phone and fax numbers, remain the same. Contact details are listed here.

Read ACECQA’s annual report

Monday 7 December, 2015

ACECQA's 2014-15 annual report has been published in accordance with the Education and Care Services National Law.

The report details key work for ACECQA during 2014-15, including the launch of the Starting Blocks family communications strategy, increased support, training and guidance for authorised officers, and national educator workshops delivered in partnership with local Professional Support Co-ordinators and regulatory authority staff.

Run your own workshop using ACECQA's new webcast

Thursday 19 November, 2015

Following ACECQA’s National Workshops we have developed a webcast for services. Focusing on Quality Area 1: Educational Program and Practice, it is designed to support educators who attended a workshop and would like to run the session at their service.

New data highlights emerging trends in quality of early childhood education and care services

Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Nearly 70 per cent of children’s education and care services across Australia have received a quality rating, according to the latest National Quality Framework (NQF) Snapshot report released today.

Snapshot shows the NQF continues to raise the bar

Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Close to two-thirds of children’s education and care services across Australia have received a quality rating, according to the latest National Quality Framework (NQF) report released today.

Snapshot shows the NQF continues to drive improvement

Wednesday 6 May, 2015

The number of children’s education and care services to receive a quality rating has increased by 63 per cent over the past 12 months, according to the latest National Quality Framework (NQF) report released today.

New family friendly child care resource to help new parents

Thursday 30 April, 2015

A new, family friendly resource is now available to help new parents give their child the best possible start in life by understanding the importance of early childhood development.


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