Education and Training
Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) is a National Authority established under the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 (National Law) to guide the implementation and administration of the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care (NQF). ACECQA is governed by a 13 member Board appointed by consensus of the Education Council. Key functions include: - promoting national consistency - promoting continuous quality improvement by education and care services - educating and informing services and the community about the NQF - publishing and maintaining national registers of early childhood education and care services, providers and Certified Supervisors. The National Quality Framework was established on 1 January 2012 and includes: - a legislative framework that consists of the Education and Care Services National Law and the Education and Care Services National Regulations, incorporating the National Quality Standard - a quality assessment and rating system - a lead regulatory authority in each state and territory with primary responsibility for the approval, monitoring and quality assessment of services in their jurisdiction - a national body - ACECQA, to guide implementation of the NQF.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    K. National Law Bodies

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 (a States and Territories based legislation)

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    13

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes

  • Classification

    C. Other

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Creation Date

    12 August 2011

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