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New ACECQA Board appointed

Friday 22 April, 2016

The new Board of the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) has been appointed.

The appointment introduces six new and six returning members to the Board, providing ACECQA with the benefit of continuity in experience and expertise, as well as new perspectives and approaches.

Productivity Commission to study how education data is collected and used

Tuesday 12 April, 2016

The Australian Government has asked the Productivity Commission to provide advice on a national approach to collecting and using data for early childhood education and care and schools. 

Read ACECQA’s submission to the Family Assistance Legislation Amendment senate inquiry

Wednesday 17 February, 2016

ACECQA’s submission to the inquiry into the provisions of the Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill 2015 is available on the Senate Committee’s website.

NQF continues to set a higher benchmark for children’s education and care

Friday 12 February, 2016

Nearly 75% of children’s education and care services have received a quality rating under the National Quality Framework (NQF) according to the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority’s (ACECQA) latest Snapshot report.

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.

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