Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority
Education, Skills and Employment
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.
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)
Annual Report Prepared and tabled?
12 August 2011