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ACECQA makes submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into the National Education Evidence Base

Friday 27 May, 2016

ACECQA has made a submission to the inquiry into the national approach to collecting and using data for early childhood education and care and schools. 

New research examines quality in family day care

Friday 20 May, 2016

‘Perspectives on quality in Australian family day care’ examines the factors which influence the quality of a family day care service.

Assessment and rating data highlighting quality improvement in children’s education and care services

Wednesday 11 May, 2016

For the first time ACECQA's NQF Snapshot reports on changes in quality ratings for services which have been assessed more than once.

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. 


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