Changes to the National Quality Framework

The Australian, state and territory education Ministers agreed to changes to the National Quality Framework (NQF).

Changes to the law and regulations will be introduced in October 2017 (except in Western Australia) to ensure quality education and care in Australia continues to improve under the NQF in the most efficient and effective way.

Legislative changes will come into effect:

  • 1 October 2017 – National Law and Regulations changes commence in all states and territories, except Western Australia. In Western Australia changes will commence by 1 October 2018 to allow for the legislation to pass through that parliament.
  • 1 February 2018 – Revised National Quality Standard (NQS) commences in all states and territories, including Western Australia.

In this section you will find information and resources designed to support you to understand and prepare for these changes.